Listen to the music
San Jose State's music program faculty is justly proud that its graduates include some of the finest music teachers, composers, and performers in their field.
The Music Education program at SJSU has produced some of the state’s leading educators, scholars, and administrators, and the future for employment in the field of music education remains bright. In fact, the School of Music consistently receives many more requests for certified teachers than it is able to accommodate.
The award winning Composition program is led by two of today’s most respected composers: Dr. Pablo Furman and Dr. Brian Belet. The composition program provides one of the most diverse offerings in the state, including electro-acoustic composition, recording technology, and film scoring.
SJSU’s many Instrumental Performing Ensembles welcome both music majors and non-majors. Instrumental performance opportunities
include Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Orchestra, Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, jazz combos, chamber music, Spartan Pep Band, and the Spartan Marching Band.
Our Choral Ensembles have consistently been awarded top honors at some of the most prestigious national and international music festivals. Vocal performance opportunities include Opera Workshop, Choraliers, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, and the Gospel Choir.
Musical performance is a high priority at SJSU. The university provides statewide, national, and international travel opportunities for its performing ensembles. The School’s ensembles have consistently been selected to perform at prestigious conferences, including the California Music Educators State Conference, the American Choral Directors Association Conference, and the College Band Directors National Conference.
Thanks to a number of generous endowments, annual talent-based scholarships totaling over $50,000 per year are awarded to gifted music majors.
For further information contact the School of Music and Dance.
Phone: (408) 924-4673