Prospective Students

The Possibilities are Endless!

We are pleased that your search for higher education has led you here. We are committed to developing our students’ full and sometimes untapped potential, starting at any level. With award-winning ensembles and professionally active faculty, we are confident that this is an ideal environment for you to expand your musical repertoire and prepare you for a successful, lifelong career.

Please take a moment to browse through our degree programs, list of ensembles, and faculty biographies to determine which of our degree options best fits your interests. In addition, you’ll find information about applying to the School of Music, suggested audition materials, and what you need to know about being a music major at San José State University.  

Be a Music Major for a Day:  Fall 2016

Save the date:  October 18, 2016.  The School of Music and Dance also offers interested high school and transfer students a look at a day in the life of an SJSU Music major. For a full day, students are guided through the many classes offered in the music program, and are able to sit in on theory classes, tour the campus, and see performances by SJSU ensembles.