The School of Music at Azusa Pacific University is housed in the College of Music and the Arts. This innovative arts community, grounded in the Christian faith, is dedicated to preparing students to excel as talented music professionals. Its close proximity to Los Angeles provides students opportunities to interact in a world class music culture.

The APU School of Music offers a number of undergraduate music majors. Our professional Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degrees include: Commercial Music, Composition, Music Education (Pre-teacher Certification), Music and Worship, and Performance. We also offer liberal arts focused Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.) degrees with Music Theory and Performance emphases, as well as minors in Music and Worship Leadership.

For graduate study, we offer professional Master of Music (M.M.) programs in Composition, Conducting, Music Education, and Performance.

The School of Music also houses numerous vocal and instrumental music ensembles. Learn more about the ensembles and audition information.

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Faculty

Stephen P. Johnson, DMA Stephen P. Johnson, DMA Dean, College of Music and the Arts

Dennis Royse, Ph.D. Dennis Royse, Ph.D. Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies; Professor

News & Features

  • California Poet Laureate Visits APU

    Dana Gioia, poet laureate for the state of California, visited APU as part of the James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture series.

  • Assemblymember's Swearing-in Encourages Optimism

    Surrounded by family, friends, and elected officials, California’s new Assemblymember to the 48th District Blanca E. Rubio, ’99, M.A. ’03 (D), took the oath of office before a standing-room-only crowd on January 28 at APU's Munson Chapel.

  • APU Hosts Night of Champions with Raiders' Derek Carr

    Azusa Pacific University and Fellowship of Christian Athletes invite Southern California teenagers, as well as their pastors, coaches, teachers, parents, and friends to campus for a dynamic evening with Oakland Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr.