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SCHOOLS BY STATE – California


Music Schools in the state of California

Welcome to Bridge to Music. If you're looking for a music school, festival or workshop you've come to the right place. Our easy to use listing will allow you to view, compare your selection and make the choice that's best for you.

You're on your way to finding the perfect music program. Here you'll find a complete list of California music schools, California music colleges and additional CA. Music programs. What are you looking for in an California music school? This selection of top CA. music schools and CA. music conservatories can help you whether you are looking to study performance, music education, jazz studies, composition and more. Is geography important when choosing your school? We have information about music schools from San Francisco, CA, to Los Angeles, CA.

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Azusa Pacific University   Azusa Pacific University
Azusa CA 91702-7000  
At Azusa Pacific University, students flourish in an environment that supports musical excellence and artistic integrity firmly grounded in Christian faith. APU music students experience a unique blen  more...
Biola University   Biola University
La Mirada CA 90639-1000  
The Conservatory offers a comprehensive spectrum of undergraduate music programs. The Bachelor of Arts program allows students to study music while also taking a generous portion of liberal arts cours  more...
California Institute of the Arts   California Institute of the Arts
Valencia CA 91355  
The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts is a healthy, fertile environment for the unfettered evolution of the global human enterprise we call musicmaking. It is a school in tune with the unpreceden  more...
California State  Polytechnic University - Pomona   California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Pomona CA 91768  
The music department is proud to offer coursework leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. We have over 180 majors choosing career paths in music education, music industry studies, music perform  more...
California State University - Fresno   California State University - Fresno
Fresno CA 93740  
The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. It has long been known for its excellence in music education, performance, and compositio  more...
California State University - Long Beach   California State University - Long Beach
Long Beach CA 90840  
The Department of Music offers a comprehensive program with a performance-orientation which seeks to educate students to carry on the vital traditions of our diverse musical cultures through creative   more...
California State University - Northridge   California State University - Northridge
Northridge CA 91330-8314  
Ranked in the top 25 accredited university programs in the nation, the Music Department at Cal State Northridge is known for superior teaching provided by 70 distinguished faculty and professional mus  more...
California State University - Sacramento   California State University - Sacramento
Sacramento CA 95819-6015  
As a student at California State University, Sacramento, you are an integral part of one of the top-ranked regional universities in the Western United States. Faculty and students come from across the  more...
Colburn School   Colburn School
Los Angeles CA 90012  
The Colburn School provides music, dance and drama training from the introductory to the advanced level to students from preschool to adult. For more than 50 years, the School has had an open enrollme  more...
Colburn School of Performing Arts   Colburn School of Performing Arts compare
Los Angeles CA 90012  
The Colburn School Conservatory of Music offers four programs: the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree, the Performance Diploma, the Artist’s Diploma, and the Professional Studies Certificat  more...
Community Music Center   Community Music Center compare
San Fransisco CA 94110  
Community Music Center (CMC) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization founded in 1921 with the mission of making music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial status.  more...
Crowden School   Crowden School compare
Berkeley CA 94702  
The Crowden School is a middle school for children in grades four through eight. We combine a rigorous academic curriculum with a distinguished chamber music program for students of strings, piano and  more...
Sierra Jazz Society   Sierra Jazz Society compare
Chicago Park CA 95712  
Sierra Jazz Society's misson is to pass on the uniquely American tradition of jazz with the highest musical standards. Bill Douglass and the professional faculty share their knowledge and mus  more...
Thelonious Monk Institute   Thelonious Monk Institute compare
Los Angelas CA 90089-1102  
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, a nonprofit education organization, was founded in 1986 by the Monk family along with the late Maria Fisher, an opera singer and lifelong devotee of music. Its m  more...
Pacific Union College   Pacific Union College
Angwin CA 94508  
The Department of Music offers a two-year Associate of Science degree and two four-year curricula leading to the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science degrees. Emphasis in the Bachelor of Music de  more...
Point Loma Nazarene University   Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego CA 92106  
PLNU students and faculty are constantly performing for and interacting with the larger community. Our Concert Choir and Concert Band tour to churches and other venues within our region, Point Loma Si  more...
San Francisco Conservatory of Music   San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco CA 94122-4498  
As the oldest, major independent conservatory of music on the West Coast of the United States, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music offers a truly unique educational experience. Located in a sparkl  more...
San Francisco State University   San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132  
The music program at SFSU brings together professional classical performers, active jazz artists, and internationally recognized composers, historians, and music educators to provide a superb learning  more...
Stanford University   Stanford University
Stanford CA 94305-3005  
The Department of Music was formally founded in 1947, but music has been an important facet of the University from its inception, when founder Jane Stanford encouraged sacred concerts in Memorial Chur  more...
Symphony Parnassus   Symphony Parnassus compare
San Francisco CA  
Symphony Parnassus encompasses the talents of musicians from the Bay Area community. Originally called the UCSF Orchestra, it was founded in 1989 by Jonathan Davis, then a graduate student in Biophysi  more...
University of California - Berkeley   University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley CA 94720-5800  
The U C Berkeley Department of Music, established in 1905, is one of the oldest and most prominent in the country. Here, the serious student, both undergraduate and graduate, can undertake a program o  more...
University of California - Santa Barbara   University of California - Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara CA 93106-2014  
The UCSB Department of Music's program enjoys wide acclaim both nationally and internationally for its outstanding faculty and exceptionally well-balanced curriculum.Both undergraduate  more...
University of Redlands   University of Redlands
Redlands CA 92373-0999  
The University of Redlands School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and offers a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting. The Scho  more...
University of Southern California   University of Southern California
Los Angeles CA 90089-2991  
Led by Dean Dr. Robert A. Cutietta, the USC Thornton School of Music brings together a stellar faculty chosen from a broad spectrum of the music profession and musically gifted students from around th  more...
University of the Pacific   University of the Pacific
Stockton CA 95211  
Through its nationally prominent programs in music, the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific, founded in 1878, has offered educational opportunities of the highest quality to students fr  more...
Arrowbear Music Camp   Arrowbear Music Camp compare
Running Springs CA 92382  
At Arrowbear we are proud to offer summer camp programs for youth of various ages who love to make music. We focus on creating a healthy, fun atmosphere for anyone who wants to come to the mountains a  more...
California ASTA Summer Institute of Music   California ASTA Summer Institute of Music compare
Venice CA 90291  
California State Solo Competitions are held every year, while the National Solo Competitions are normally held every other year. This round however, is an exception. An additional year was added so  more...
California State University Summer Arts   California State University Summer Arts compare
Long Beach CA 90802-4210  
Summer Arts offers two-week long workshops in theatre, dance, music, visual arts, creative writing, new media, and arts education. All workshops carry three units of transferable undergraduate or gra  more...
California Summer Music   California Summer Music compare
San Francisco CA 94127  
CALIFORNIA SUMMER MUSIC offers an intensive musical experience with a small student to teacher ratio of seven to one. Through frequent private lessons and daily ensemble coaching, CSM's world-class fa  more...
Cazadero Performing Arts Camp   Cazadero Performing Arts Camp compare
Berkeley CA 94707  
Cazadero Performing Arts Camp Youth Music program offers a summer program unlike any other. We offer four youth music sessions, carefully configured for age appropriate ability levels for grades 5-12   more...
Chamber Music Institute/ Southern California   Chamber Music Institute/ Southern California compare
Cerritos CA 90703  
The CMI/SC is a course of study which includes chamber music, composition and improvisation for string players of all ability levels and experience, ages 8 to 88 • quality literature: from Haydn t  more...
California Capitol Chamber Music Workshop   California Capitol Chamber Music Workshop compare
Sacramento CA 95819-6015  
As a student at California State University, Sacramento, you are an integral part of one of the top-ranked regional universities in the Western United States. Faculty and students come from across the  more...
Humboldt State University   Humboldt State University
Arcata CA 95521  
The Music Department at Humboldt State is committed to providing quality education directed to individual student needs. In our department students:  more...
Idyllwild Arts High School - Summer Program   Idyllwild Arts High School - Summer Program compare
Idyllwild CA 92549  
If music is your life, you will want to study with the best. Idyllwild's internationally recognized Music program prepares talented young musicians from around the world for a range of succe  more...
La Jolla SummerFest   La Jolla SummerFest compare
La Jolla CA 92037  
The La Jolla Music Society is heir to a distinguished tradition reaching back to the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla founded in 1941 by Nikolai Sokoloff - former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra.  more...
San Francisco Early Music Society Baroque Music WorkShop   San Francisco Early Music Society Baroque Music WorkShop compare
Berkeley CA 94703  
Music written hundreds of years ago can sound as fresh and alive today as when it was first heard. Lutes, recorders, sackbuts, baroque violins, harpsichords, and violas da gamba excite the senses now   more...
Summer Music West   Summer Music West compare
San Francisco CA 94122-4498  
Summer Music West offers select programs for the young musician seeking a stimulating and supportive summer experience, based on the traditions of Conservatory training. SMW students will enjoy the ca  more...
The Walden School Teacher Training Institute   The Walden School Teacher Training Institute compare
San Francisco CA 94110  
The Walden School Teacher Training Institute offers professional development opportunities to help music educators sharpen their musicianship skills, enrich their teaching with imaginative activities,  more...
University of Los Angeles - UCLA   University of Los Angeles - UCLA
Los Angeles CA 90095-1616  
The UCLA Department of Music offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Classical Performance (both vocal and instrumental), Composition, and Music Education. Please visit our Student Services page   more...
American River Community College   American River Community College
Sacramento CA 95841  
Applied music is individualized instruction for music majors. American River College has offered applied music for several years. Traditionally, our students have been responsible for payment to their  more...
University of the Pacific - Brubeck Institute   University of the Pacific - Brubeck Institute compare
Stockston CA 95211  
The Brubeck Institute was established by the University of the Pacific in 2000 to honor its distinguished alumni Dave and Iola Brubeck. The Institute is the realization of the Brubeck's lifelong dedic  more...
Cabrillo College   Cabrillo College
Aptos CA 95003  
The music curriculum provides a program for the student who wishes to (1) pursue an advanced degree in music, (2) become a professional musician, (3) prepare for a career in public school teaching, (4  more...
Cal Poly State University   Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo CA 93407  
The Bachelor of Arts in Music offered at Cal Poly introduces a student to the role of music in today's world, helps form personal goals, and provides the discipline, skills and knowledge to accomp  more...
California State University - Bakersfield   California State University - Bakersfield
Bakersfield CA 93311  
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music offers comprehensive training in performance, theory and history, all intended to prepare students for careers in professional music, teaching, or rel  more...
California State University - Fullerton   California State University - Fullerton
Fullerton CA 92834  
The Department of Music offers a thriving and dynamic spectrum of degree options from a minor in music to a variety of master’s programs. Degree programs have been carefully developed to prepare  more...
California State University - Los Angeles   California State University - Los Angeles
Los Angeles CA 90032  
The Music Department of California State University, Los Angeles is committed to providing the most effective environment in which students are prepared artistically, intellectually and pragmatically   more...
California State University - Monterey Bay   California State University - Monterey Bay
Seaside CA 93955  
Music and Performing Arts helps students prepare for careers as performance artists, recording technicians, and music teachers. Our goal is provide students with music and performing arts skills and k  more...
Columbia College   Columbia College
Sonora CA 95370  
Choose Columbia College whether you're seeking a degree or vocational certificate, planning to transfer to a 4-year university, improving your occupational skills, or simply pursuing an interest o  more...
Cuesta College   Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo CA 93401  
Cuesta College is a two-year community institution located in the heart of the Chorro Valley on the beautiful Central Coast of California. It is a fully accredited and premier community college which   more...
Diablo Valley College   Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill CA 94523  
The Music Major Transfer Program is a comprehensive program of theory, literature and performance in which musicians complete lower-division requirements in preparation for transfer to four-year inst  more...
Fresno City College   Fresno City College
Fresno CA 93741  
Here is what we the FCC Music Department can offer you: • An extensive lower division Music Major course of study, to enhance your entry into a university level program. • Courses for the g  more...
Home Recording Tips   Home Recording Tips compare
Los Angeles CA 87351  
A free site dedicated to helping the beginner. Here you will find many helpful guides that can start you in the right direction on how to make quality recordings. We also have a large database  more...
Jazzschool   Jazzschool compare
Berkeley CA 94704  
The Jazzschool is an innovative music school dedicated to the study and performance of America’s indigenous art form — jazz, and related styles of music from around the world. Founded in 1997, the   more...
Laney College   Laney College
Oakland CA 94607  
Courses in the Music Department are designed to fulfill the needs of music majors, professional musicians, and those whose interest is vocational or recreational. Students are encouraged to contact t  more...
Los Medanos College   Los Medanos College
Pittsburg CA 94565  
The LMC Music program offers courses leading to an Associate in Arts Degree in Music, and a Certificate of Achievement in Music. There are dozens of career possibilities related to the areas of profes  more...
Miraflores Academie   Miraflores Academie compare
San Rafael CA 949401  
Based in the Bay Area Miraflores Music School, founded and directed by Marcia Migét, is a preeminent private school that has been the foundation for some of Marin’s best musical talent since 1988, as   more...
Orange County High School of the Arts   Orange County High School of the Arts compare
Santa Ana CA 92701  
The mission of the Orange County High School of the Arts is to provide a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment that offers bright and talented students unparalleled preparation for higher e  more...
San Bernadino Valley College   San Bernadino Valley College compare
San Bernadino CA 92410  
The music department of San Bernardino Valley College has developed into one known thought the state for not only it's musical excellence but for its personal interest in the individual student. A  more...
San Diego State University   San Diego State University
San Diego CA 92182-7902  
The School of Music and Dance delivers specialized educational instruction, experiences and career development for students by creating an artistic environment based on the unique strengths and knowle  more...
San Joaquin Delta College   San Joaquin Delta College
Stockton CA 95207-6370  
The Department of Music at San Joaquin Delta College provides the highest level of opportunity for students to pursue their educational goals. The faculty has devised a stimulating curriculum that ser  more...
San Jose State University   San Jose State University
San Jose CA 95192  
Founded in 1857, San Jose State is the longest standing public university in the West. We have been preparing professional performers, composers and music educators longer than any other school in Ca  more...
Sierra College   Sierra College
Rocklin CA 95677  
The Music Department's main concern is to develop a keen appreciation of all periods of music, involve the individual in the performing arts, and enhance the potential ability of each person to re  more...
Simpson University   Simpson University
Redding CA 96003  
Music at Simpson is widely recognized as offering a premier education for vocal, piano and instrumental students. We offer a program of instruction for students preparing to teach music, as well as f  more...
Sonoma State University   Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park CA 94928  
A commitment to active involvement stands at the heart of the music curriculum. We value music of different cultures, ethnic groups, formal styles, and historical periods. Students and faculty are inv  more...
California Lutheran University   California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks CA 91360-2700  
Whether music is your life — or simply a treasured part of the life you hope to create — Cal Lutheran's Music Department can provide the professional training and performance experiences that maximize  more...
Ali Akbar College of Music   Ali Akbar College of Music compare
San Rafael CA 94901  
The Ali Akbar College of Music offers education in the classical music of North India at the highest professional level. Our primary instructors are the internationally recognized sarode Maestro Ali A  more...
Westmont College   Westmont College
Santa Barbara CA 93108  
The Music Department at Westmont is dedicated to the s  more...
Chapman University   Chapman University
Orange CA 92866  
The mission of the Conservatory of Music at Chapman University is to provide an outstanding education for the professional and intellectual development of artists and scholars in a supportive, rigorou  more...
Recording Arts Center   Recording Arts Center compare
San Diego CA 92101  
The Recording Arts Center, San Diego's only Digidesign Authorized Pro School, offers a wide variety of classes with flexible schedules that are designed to give students the knowledge and skills r  more...
Musicians Institute   Musicians Institute
Hollywood CA 90028  
Musicians Institute was founded in 1977 as the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT), an innovative, full-time guitar program developed by jazz and studio guitar icon Howard Roberts. The concept &ndash  more...