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In addition, the department offers a minor in music, which provides grounding in the basics of music and worship,

along with individual training and ensemble performance opportunities. Music is so much a part of church life that the

music minor is highly recommended to all who are involved in the church in any capacity. It also provides a well-

rounded education for any major.

Due to the standards of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, students desiring to obtain a Single

Subject Teaching Credential in Music should consult an advisor about specific course requirements.


The department provides an acoustically mastered recital hall that is flexible for rehearsals, concerts, and recording

sessions, in addition to 15 Wenger sound-proof practice rooms, including some V-rooms with built-in emulation of

larger environments. Students have access to 33 pianos, including 18 grands (including one upright, one seven-foot, and

one nine-foot Steinway concert grand); two organs (an Allen digital organ, 705 series two-manual with 32 pedals, the

equivalent of 55 ranks; and a Rogers organ model 755); and two harpsichords (a Peter Tkach double-manual and a

Zuckermann single-manual).

Computer Lab

The Master’s University music facilities include a computer lab that features Macintosh/Roland music work stations,

each complemented with the most recent music notation and sequencing software application programs. Combined

with a quality audio recording system and CD-ROM music library, The Master’s University music student has access to

the latest in computer generated composition, digital sequencer recording, and educational technology. The Music

Department offers courses in conjunction with the music technology lab that focus on equipping students with the

abilities and experience to utilize the technologies available to the music profession.

Sound Studio

The state-of-the-art recording facility is integrated into the recital hall. This all-digital room is anchored by a 32-fader

ICON D-Control work surface and features an industry standard Avid Pro Tools HDX2 system with a variety of plug-

ins and outboard processing. The studio is used for classes as well as department ensemble projects, giving audio

technology students the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test in a real-world studio recording context.


A major in music provides discipline and whole-brain learning that prepare the conscientious graduate for success in

nearly any field. The department strives to acquaint music majors with musical careers by inviting individuals from

diverse sectors of the music field to share their experience with students and show what is available. A music degree

opens many possibilities, such as the following:

Music recording, editing, production, and


Sound mixing

Post production




Elementary & secondary


College & university


Private studio

Worship music ministries personnel


Music and recording industries specialist

Music software developer

Community arts manager

Performing arts administrator



Financial officer in music or theater

Music librarian

Music therapist