With CGU’s Master of Arts in Music, you will develop the necessary tools, knowledge, and experience to pursue a serious career in professional music.
Our program strikes a critical balance between music performance and scholarship, examining music in its interdisciplinary, cultural, and intellectual contexts while providing a mastery of the theory and practice of performance. Faculty includes highly trained performers and musical scholars whose diverse interests range across musicology, performance, and composition. They bring their passion for music and scholarship into the classroom and serve as invaluable mentors. Under their guidance, you’ll join a long list of accomplished graduates who have gone on to careers as college and university professors, members of professional ensembles, music directors in churches, and solo performing artists.
- The Music Department puts on an array of concerts that offer ample performance opportunities.
- Studio faculty are drawn from the Claremont Colleges and the outstanding pool of musicians in the greater Los Angeles area.
- CGU is home to the highly respected music journal Performance Practice Review.
- Historical performance practice programs connect you with period instruments that include three harpsichords, a fortepiano, a chamber organ, and various stringed instruments.