CSUEB Music Department: catalog.csueastbay.edu


The EUREKA! Musical Minds of California Conference will take place at the California State University, East Bay Music Department. Conveniently located in the heart of the Bay Area, the university is easily accessible by three airports (SFO, OAK–the closest to campus, SJC) and public transportation.



Music Building, MB 1501

CSU East Bay 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

Hayward, CA 94542


Parking is free on Sunday. There are several large parking lots bordering the music department (see map, lots: N, P, L).

FYI: There will be little construction work around Lot L.



California State University, East Bay Music Department

CSUEB View: csuip.calstate.edu

CSUEB View: csuip.calstate.edu

The Music Department at CSUEB integrates rigorous academic training with a driving passion for the making of great music: the classics from the European-American tradition, great jazz, the new ‘classics’ of our own time, world music, experimental music and more. With a rich variety of opportunities for performing and composing and a deep commitment to teacher education, the Music Department offers something for all students seriously committed to pursuing a life in music.

The Department of Music offers Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree majors which are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. A Music Minor and Music Education Single Subject Matter Preparation Certificate are also offered.

The Master of Arts in Music degree program at Cal State East Bay is a full-time, two-year program designed to meet the needs of recent university graduates, music teachers and performers, veterans, and adult learners, among others. Students graduate from our program with a broad and thorough musical training focused on increasing musicianship, critical and creative thinking, and professional insights in preparation for careers in performance, teaching, composing and arranging, administration, and research.

Upon entering the program, students select one of eight different areas of emphasis to focus their studies, including choral music, composition, jazz studies, music education, music history, music theory, performance, and world music. Students in each area have the opportunity to study with leading performers, composers, and scholars and to partake in the musical and cultural richness of the San Francisco Bay Area. Emphasis is placed upon maintaining small class sizes and close student-to-teacher interactions. The program also provides flexibility for students wishing to explore questions or topics outside of their area of emphasis but relevant to their career goals and aspirations.

The graduate curriculum in music is shaped by the faculty's view that a well prepared musician, teacher, and scholar has a wide base of knowledge in the sub-disciplines of music. As such, all students complete coursework in historical, ethnomusicological, pedagogical, and analytical studies as part of their overall graduate requirements.

CSUEB Music Department