School of the Arts

School of the Arts

The School of the Arts (SOA) is made up of two departments in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA)—Music and Theatre, and Art and Art History. Ensembles include The North State Symphony, Jazz X-Press, Chico State Bands, Opera Workshop, and the CSU, Chico Choirs. Each year we present six or more theatre productions. Additionally, we sponsor four or more Department of History lectures. SOA galleries include The Turner and University Art Gallery.

CSU, Chico's Music Industry and Recording Arts Programs Ranked 3rd Best in the State

collage of recording studio and sota productions

CSU, Chico Department of Music and Theatre's music business degree options -- recording arts and music industry -- were recently named third best in the state by College Magazine.

"Chico’s acclaimed graduates have gone on to tour the world, find talent and produce (better known as A&R for recording labels) and perform," Coiiege Magazine notes.

Read the entire article here.

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Upcoming Performances

Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture: Inscribing a Modern World

Thursday, February 27
7:30 p.m.
Zingg Recital Hall

New Music Symposium: New Music by Student Composers

Thursday, February 27
7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall

New Music Symposium: Splinter Reeds

Friday, February 28
7:30 p.m.
Zingg Recital Hall

Arts & Ideas 2019-20 flipbook