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

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