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Student Resources

On this page you will find information relevant to being a Music Major at the School of Music. For advising info or questions, please see Mark Allen in Capistrano 111.

Useful forms for Music Majors:

Useful links for Music Majors:

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Degree Recitals

Students enrolled in the School of Music's programs are required to give degree recitals as part of their curriculum; this may include a junior and/or senior recital for undergrads in the Bachelor of Music programs, and a Graduate Recital (MUSC 285) and/or Culminating Experience (MUSC 500) for Masters candidates. Bachelor of Arts students do not give degree recitals.

You are repsonsible for the information contained in the Recital Packet. Please download and read this.

Student Recital Packet

In order to give a degree recital, you must have met the eligibility requirements outlined in the Recital Packet.

Recital sign-up times are in the chart below. Degree recitals should be signed up for in person in Capistrano 121. A list of available days and times will be available. Consult with your applied instructor and accompanist (if applicable) regarding any blackout dates they may have before signing up for a date.

You must sign up by December 13, 2019 if you intend to do a degree recital in Spring 2020.

Recital Type Signup Period
Graduate On or after November 18
Senior On or after November 20
Junior On or after November 25

Event Tickets

Sacramento State School of Music students (including Sac State students enrolled in any music course except online courses*) can get free tickets to most School of Music ticketed events!

Get tickets on your phone!

Secure your FREE Sac State student tickets in advance* and discover new events on campus!

Download the app today to get started.


  • Download the AXS Tickets app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store.
  • Open the app and login or sign up for your account from the little person icon in the lower right corner (or the sign-in link on the upper right corner of the website)
  • Once logged in, click on the search icon and enter a specific event name or just "Sac State" for all Sac State events (including non-music events)
  • Select the School of Music event you want and use the "Music Fee Payers" offer, then just follow the directions to get your free ticket(s). (NOTE: the system requires entering credit card info for "payment", but the total charge will show as $0.00)

That's it! You can scan your ticket at the door on the night of the show, directly from your phone app, or print out an e-ticket from the AXS Website (depending on which delivery method you chose).

* Students in online music classes can use the AXS system to purchase discounted student tickets, by following the first three steps above and then selecting “Student Offer” from the event tickets page.