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We offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in:
- Musical Theatre
Students in our degree programs have the opportunity to study and participate in:
- Choreography & Dance
- Music Composition
- Music Education
- Music Industry
- Music Performance
- Recording Arts
- Set Design
We welcome students across campus to participate in our many ensembles, which include:
- A Cappella Choir
- Chamber Singer
- University Chorus
- Concert Band
- Jazz X-Press
- Jazz II
- North State Symphony
- Pep Band
- Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Both our programs are accredited:
- Music: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
- Theatre: National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)
We are also active in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and offer many opportunities to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Welcome to the Department of Music and Theatre at California State University, Chico!
We are excited to announce the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre have merged to become the Department of Music and Theatre (MUTA).
The mission of the Department of Music and Theatre is to provide our students with opportunities to excel through disciplined study and practice in high quality facilities, classes, performance ensembles and productions.
We seek to sustain the academic and artistic vitality of the performing and recording arts at California State University, Chico. We provide a fertile learning environment, which nurtures student creativity, Scholarship, diversity, and entrepreneurship, enhanced by the collaboration of students, faculty and staff. We promote the education, appreciation and enjoyment of the Arts on the campus and in the greater North State community.
If you have questions or would like to explore our many performance options and areas of study, please contact one of our advisors or stop by our department office in the Performing Arts Center, room 106.
Creation Stories - Theatre
Tuesday, March 4-8 - 7:30 p.m. - Wismer Theatre
Sunday, March 9 - 2:00 p.m. - Wismer Theatre
Tuesday, March 11-13 - 7:30 p.m. - Wismer Theatre
Vivaldi's Four Seasons - NSS Spring Chamber Music Concert
Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Old City Hall, Redding
Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Chico
Gala Fundraiser - North State Symphony
Friday, March 21 at 6 p.m.
The Palms (Chico)
Wade Gess and William Duffy, two of our wonderful Music Majors recently participated in the Paradise Symphony Young Artists Audition, College Division. Wade, a piano student of Dr. Natalya Shkoda, took first place, and William, a voice student of Professor Daun Weiss, took second place. Bravo!!!