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 California. We have one of the most comprehensive programs in the state, taught by the most talented and dedicated faculty that you will find anywhere. Our innovative curriculum truly prepares students for success in the twenty-first century. San Jose State's applied studio faculty include some of this nations most gifted artists, ranging from Metropolitan Opera stars to some of the leading musicians in major Bay Area symphonies. Our Jazz Studies program hosts some of Northern California's leading jazz musicians. An award winning Composition program is led by some of today's most respected composers.
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