• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Learn from seasoned musicians

Our proximity to the Los Angeles music scene of will give you the opportunity to study privately with some of the finest musicians in the area. You can earn credit through lessons and practice in:

  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Jazz Piano
  • Percussion
  • Composition
  • Organ
  • Woodwinds
  • Brass
  • Orchestral Strings
  • Guitar
  • Harp

Get plenty of performance experience

You’ll grow stronger as a performer by sharing your musical talents with the community through solo recitals or as part of an ensemble. Some of these ensembles go out on frequent tours to locations such as Hawaii, England, Scandinavia, and Italy. Ensemble opportunities include:

  • Cal Lutheran Choir
  • Women's Chorale
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Mariachi Ensemble
  • Wind Ensemble
  • University Symphony

Your Future

The graduates of the Music program at California Lutheran University have become successful singers, instrumentalists, and conductors throughout the country. They have embarked on careers teaching in public schools and universities, working in the church, or managing their own private studios. Others have found music-related work in the media, advertising, arts management, film, television, and recording industries.

Music majors have also gone on to graduate studies in vocal and instrument performance, choral conducting, and music education. 

Career paths:

  • Professional Musician
  • Broadway Performer
  • Operatic Singer
  • High School Music Director
  • Church Musician
  • Film Composer
  • College Faculty

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music and Culture
  • Music
  • Music for Classroom Teachers
  • Applied Music Lessons
  • Music Theory 
  • Musicianship Skills 
  • Keyboard Harmony 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete Your Application & Essay
  • Request Recommendation
  • Submit Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • Optional Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for California

  • 1570 - 2660 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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