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 of Undergraduate Studies, School of Music; Professor

John E. Simons, DMA John E. Simons, DMA Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, College of Music and the Arts; Professor

News & Features

School of Music

  • East Campus Power Outages and Wind Damage

    Several student housing areas are without power due to the heavy winds overnight. At this time, we do not know when power will be restored. The Department of Campus Safety will provide updates when needed.

  • Film Students on Set Learn 'Reel' World Skills

    “The idea just came to me,” said Lauren Meyering, ’17, cinematic arts major and director/writer of Foolish Smarts and How to Lose Them, a student film produced as one of APU’s senior capstone projects in the Department of Cinematic Arts.

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