IMPORTANT NOTICE Applying for Fall 2015 Term: The university application deadline for Fall 2015 admission is November 30, 2014. Primary auditions for the Department of Music will be held in December, February, and May.

Advising Procedures
Audition Procedures
Auditions Requirements/Rep
Audition/Jury Schedules
Complete Course Listing
Large Ensemble Auditions
Theory/Piano Placement
Teacher Preparation

The Sacramento State Department of Music would like to invite you to visit its vibrant music scene by “shadowing” a music major for a day. This is a wonderful opportunity to accompany a music student as they attend lessons, classes, and rehearsals.

  • Along with your “shadow” partner, attend classes in music history, theory, piano, opera theater, music education, and conducting, to name just a few.
  • Join in on rehearsals with any of our dynamic performing ensembles: choirs, bands, orchestra, jazz ensembles, baroque ensemble, student chamber groups, or just relax and enjoy listening.
  • Observe a private lesson or listen to a repertoire class and hear selected students perform.
  • Enjoy chatting with music professors, the chairman of our department, and our admissions counselor for advice and answers to your questions.
  • Have the chance to ask current students what life is like on campus, and find out for yourself what challenges and rewards await a music major at Sac State.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get first-hand information

To schedule the date of your visit and to arrange for your “shadow day” student host, simply call or email the professor who represents your area of interest.

Professor Andrew Luchansky (916) 278-7985
Dr. Robert Halseth (916) 278-5091
Choral Studies
Dr. Donald Kendrick (916) 278-6805
Dr. Steve Roach (916) 278-7987
Dr. Robin Fisher (916) 278-7990
Dr. Lorna Peters (916) 278-7992
Instrumental Jazz
Dr. Stephen Roach (916) 278-7987
Guitar (Classical)
Dr. Richard Savino (916) 278-7978
Dr. Daniel Kennedy (916) 278-7988
Composition/Music Theory
Dr. Stephen Blumberg (916) 278-7497


Program Requirements
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music
Minor in Music
Graduate Studies

Add/Drop Classes
Audition Application
Advising Worksheet
Course Substitution
Degree Recital Packet
Graduation Petition
Jury Form
Jury Form (Vocal)
Special Problems
Voice Handbook
University Information
Sac State Admissions
For more information, please write or call:
Sacramento State Department of Music
ATTN: Mark Allen, Music Admissions Counselor
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6015
(916) 278-6543
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