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Department of Music and Theatre

Why Choose Music and Theatre at Chico State?

Student Opportunities

Areas of Interest

Students in our degree programs have the opportunity to study and participate in:

  • Acting
  • Choreography & Dance
  • Costuming
  • Directing
  • 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:

  • Acappella Choir
  • Chamber Singers
  • University Chorus
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz X-Press
  • Jazz II
  • North State Symphony
  • Pep Band
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble


  • 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.