Azusa Pacific University’s School of Music, within the College of Music and the Arts, develops students into music professionals through an environment of musical excellence and artistic integrity.

Offering a B.A. in Music and B.M. in Music with emphasis options in applied music, composition, commercial music, music education, music theory, music and worship, and performance; master’s degrees in music education, performance, composition, and conducting; 21 music ensembles; and close proximity to the Los Angeles music culture; the School of Music provides students with a world-class experience.

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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

School of Music

  • Celebrate Christmas 2015

    Ring in the holiday season as more than 400 musicians perform favorite Christmas melodies in celebration of the birth of Christ. This annual favorite Christmas concert takes place December 4 and 6 at Lake Avenue Church. Purchase tickets online.

  • APU’s Chamber Singers Headline International Choral Festival

    In September, APU’s Chamber Singers became the first American choir to headline the prestigious Voci nella Cita choral festival in Italy. Led by Michelle Jensen, the Chamber Singers were also the first collegiate choir showcased in 70 years.

  • APU Presents "Celebrate Christmas"

    Azusa Pacific University’s School of Music presents “Celebrate Christmas,” a Southern California holiday tradition for more than 30 years.

Elsewhere at APU

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    From additional writing courses in the new GE curriculum, to the Writing Center’s expanded scope, to the full participation of departments and programs on campus, APU students will have myriad opportunities to strengthen their writing skills.

  • The Science of Friendship

    Professor Jon Milhon Ph.D., reunites with alumni from the class of 2006, who took his Cell Biology and formed bonds that exist more than 10 years later.