Mission & Vision Statement

CSUDH Music Department Mission Drums


The CSU Dominguez Hills Department of Music seeks to prepare students for lives as professional musicians and educators in the 21st century through a well-rounded curriculum, small class sizes, and individualized instruction. The rapidly changing musical landscape that awaits our students requires a wide range of skills that go beyond musical competence. The department values and acknowledges our relationship with the surrounding communities and aspires to be a major musical and cultural center in the region.

Specific Goals:

  • Providing a transformative and value-added educational experience to our diverse student population
  • Training and preparing effective and skilled solo and collaborative performers, teachers, composers, songwriters, and engaged citizens
  • Developing critical thinkers who value musical and cultural diversity, innovation and a respect for tradition
  • Enriching campus and community life by providing access to performing arts events
  • Engaging the local communities through both musical and pedagogical outreach
  • Supporting initiatives that facilitate the growth of faculty as teachers, scholars, performers, and artists
  • Helping each student develop as a complete musician: creator, performer, and teacher
  • Incorporating improvisation across the music curriculum


The CSUDH Department of Music seeks to provide students access to high quality, innovative, and creative musical instruction and to become an important cultural center for the community and region. The department aspires to:

  • Become a school of first-choice for talented music students in performance and music education
  • Raise the public profile of the department through outstanding instruction, student success, faculty performance, scholarship and other creative activities
  • Continue to develop new programs and curriculum to better serve the needs of our students