Welcome to Music History at California State University, Long Beach.
The Music History program at CSULB offers students advanced training leading to professional careers in teaching and scholarly research. Undergraduates and graduate students enjoy a program that balances a variety of historical methods with critical interpretation, and encourages interdisciplinary connections to music theory, ethnomusicology, and the humanities in general. The musicology faculty’s areas of expertise range from medieval repertories through contemporary musics, and represent a variety of scholarly approaches and methodologies.
- A BM in music history and literature, an interdisciplinary-focused BA in music, and a MA in musicology
- Courses in a wide array of topics, including Western art music, jazz and popular musics (from hip-hop to Latin American popular music), ethnomusicology, film music, gender studies, and writing/research about music
- Performance ensembles specializing in early music
- Internationally-known faculty with prestigious publications:
- The Enjoyment of Music and teaching package (The Norton Scores, Interactive eMedia, Test-item File, and Instructor’s Resource Manual) —Kristine Forney, Roger Hickman, and Alicia Doyle
- Reel Music: Exploring 100 Years of Film Music
- Memphis Jazz: African American Musicians, Jazz Community and the Politics of Race