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The fundamental purpose of the Sacramento State music curriculum is threefold: to promote excellence in all aspects of music performance and academic coursework, to provide basic preparation for careers in music, and to promote interest in all musical and artistic endeavors at the University and in the Sacramento community.Special FeaturesWith all of its degree programs fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Sacramento State School of Music has developed a regional and national reputation for the high quality of its faculty and the superior achievements of its students and performing ensembles.Each year the School of Music presents a large number of performances to the campus and the greater Sacramento area. These include concerts by the bands, orchestra, jazz ensembles, concert choir, chorus, and opera workshop. For nearly 40 years, the Festival of New American Music has been an important part of the musical scene in the United States. Other concerts are part of the Piano Series, the New Millennium Series and the World Music Series.In addition, the Department has brought to the campus such notable personalities as composers George Crumb, Bernard Rands, and Philip Glass; pianists Gilbert Kalish and Jon Nakamatsu; the Juilliard Quartet; the Kronos String Quartet; The Apple Hill Chamber Players; opera star Denyce Graves; and jazz greats Bobby Hutcherson and Bob Mintzer.Several music faculty have written textbooks; a number of them are composers with numerous performances to their credit; others perform quite frequently.
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4 Years
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California State University - Sacramento

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California State University, Sacramento offers life-changing possibilities for students, preparing them to be leaders in their careers and communities. Its professors are known for their dedication to great teaching, and direct interaction with students helps to create extensive learning and research opportunities.
Sacramento States location in California’s capital city also provides access to internships and job opportunities with some of the nations most influential public and private institutions. Students can choose from numerous fields of study. The university offers a strong and diverse academic curriculum that includes nearly 60 undergraduate programs and more than 40 graduate programs, as well as two doctorates.
In addition, numerous offerings, such as the Honors Program, help students pursue excellence, meet others with similar interests and develop strong ties with professors. The university have one of the largest cooperative education programs in California, placing students in paid positions where they receive academic credit. Hundreds of other students participate in internships in business and government. One third of Sacramento State students works as volunteers many through a service-learning project in class gaining valuable work experience while helping their community.
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As the sixth-largest campus of the 23 state universities in California, the main campus is composed of 305 acres (123 ha) in the city of Sacramento and lies adjacent to U.S. Route 50. The campus is bordered by the American River to the East, Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the West, Folsom Boulevard to the South and H Street to the North. The North end of campus is dominated by the University Arboretum, formerly Goethe Arboretum, and residence halls. Officially "Tree Campus USA", Sacramento State has more than 3,500 trees, with flower gardens, miles of trails stretching along the nearby river parkway, and student housing with recreational areas such as Lake Natoma and Old Sacramento, in addition to its on-campus housing.