For Bachelor of Arts in Music students: All new music majors must complete an audition for placement in applied lessons. BA in Music students can find more complete placement audition information in the department's handbook.
For Bachelor of Music students: Acceptance into the BM program requires submission of application and audition materials. In addition to a performance audition, students must demonstrate appropriate ability and knowledge in music theory and musicianship work, and they must submit a written essay. Prospective BM students can find more complete application information in the department's handbook.
All music majors, in either the BA and BM program, may audition for advanced placement in class piano courses. This is independent of, but can be in addition to, any class piano transfer credit a student transfers to CSUSB. Sufficiently skilled students can test completely out of the department's piano proficiency requirements. Students interested in a class piano placement audition should contact the department at MusicAdmissions@csusb.edu.
All music majors may also seek advanced placement in the department's music theory and musicianship course sequence. To inquire about diagnostic testing for that purpose, interested students should contact the department at (909) 537-7516.