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Music at CGU is designed with special emphasis upon music within its interdisciplinary, cultural, and intellectual context. Programs combine comprehensive training in music literature, historical style analysis, and the study of performance practices. The Doctor of Church Music and the Master of Arts degree with a concentration in church music are offered in cooperation with the Claremont School of Theology.
The curriculum emphasizes the uses of music technology for research, teaching, and creative work. All music students have the opportunity to receive music technology instruction in several contexts, including courses utilizing the department’s music technology studios, which include computer music notation, composition, performance, and film scoring techniques.
Applicants are required to demonstrate special aptitude in their area of concentration.
- Auditions. Those wishing to major in performance or historical performance practices must audition either by recording or personal appearance.
- Sample Work. Applicants for a concentration in composition should submit representative examples of their work. Copies, not original manuscripts, should be submitted. Applicants in the field of musicology, historical performance practices, or music education should submit examples of their written work in the form of published articles or unpublished papers.
Other University requirements are provided in the Admission section of the Bulletin.