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What the Music Program Offers

At LMU Music, we offer a truly personalized approach to musical education, housed in state-of-the-art facilities in the second-largest music market in the United States. Our students work side-by-side with faculty experts active throughout Los Angeles, the U.S. and on the international stage.

Personalized Approach

All our music courses are faculty-taught and boast a low student-faculty ratio that allows for close personal attention and an individualized experience. The program offers a balanced curriculum in musicianship, historical perspectives and music performance. Music majors enjoy four years of private applied lessons as part of their tuition, in addition to professional accompanists for all lessons, auditions, juries, and recital preparation.

Student Outcomes

With concentrations in Contemporary Styles and Practices, Instrumental Studies, Vocal Studies, Theory/Composition, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Conducting, our bachelor’s degree in music prepares students for a variety of graduate study opportunities, as well as a broad array of careers immediately following graduation. Our graduates pursue fulfilling careers as musicologists, composers, conductors, arts administrators, music educators and professional performers, as well as in fields outside of music.

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Classical Training

Major in voice, conducting, guitar, percussion, piano, violin, viola, violoncello, or double bass, with more minors!

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Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty consist of renowned performers, artists-in-residence, and expert pedagogues - all respected industry leaders

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Public Performance

Each year, we host myriad public performances of choral, opera, instrumental ensembles, solo concerts, and recitals

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Concert Series and Guest Artists

Visiting artists and ensembles from all over the world come to LMU to present performances and lectures for our students

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International Travel
In addition to the LMU study abroad program, the LMU Choruses provide regular opportunities to travel throughout the U.S. and abroad for performance tours, including recent performances at the National Theater in Costa Rica and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Opportunities also exist for voice majors in the Sinatra Opera Workshop to study and perform during summer months with festivals in Europe.