Option in General Music
The Option in General Music is a program serving students who wish to study music as a broadly based liberal arts education and is designed to appeal to the student who desires a course of study with several areas of focus that include performance and non-performance subjects.
Under the mandatory guidance of an advisor, students have the ability to construct a 4-year plan that is catered to their individual area of focus. Students are encouraged to pursue and study more than one of the degree focus areas including: jazz studies, keyboard, vocal or instrumental performance, composition, ethnomusicology and music history.
Required Computer Bundle
All students coming into the Music Department are required to purchase an Apple Computer Bundle (students emphasizing in Composition will need to purchase the Recording Arts bundle found on the Music Department website). This bundle includes software that will be utilized in theory, aural musicianship, and beginning piano, as well as in other courses. The department has worked with Apple to give students the best price on a MacBook Pro with bundled software and hardware. The computer bundle can be purchased through the Associated Student Bookstore.
Admission to the University
Students interested in the Option in General Music should apply to the University during the initial admission application filing period of October 1 through November 30 for the following Fall semester. Applications submitted after November will not be accepted. If you have not yet applied for admission here are some additional web sites: California State University Chico’s main web page is at www.csuchico.edu. You can find information about admissions and apply online at www.csuchico.edu/admissions (this site includes links for freshmen, transfer students, international students, and graduate students). You can also email the University for information at firstname.lastname@example.org. The telephone number for Admissions is (530) 898-6321.
Dr. Hope Munro Smith
General Music Advisor / Ethnomusicology
Office: PAC 203
Prof. David Dvorin
Music Composition Advisor
Office: PAC 235
Dr. David Scholz
Office: PAC 138