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For Prospective Music Students

For general information or answers to any questions you may have about the Fine Arts Music Department, please call or email the Fine Arts Recruitment Office:

Thank you for your interest in the Pepperdine University Music Department! We are delighted that you are considering Pepperdine as a future home for your musical pursuits. We hope you enjoy browsing our site and discovering the many assets that make our school a unique place to learn and create.

Many factors contribute to our reputation as a top music program. In the past decade, Pepperdine University has emerged as one of the nation's leading private universities. The music department is personal and unique, offering high quality teaching and learning for each individual. This sort of environment allows one to be nurtured and refined for a competitive career in music.

The faculty is exceptional as well and includes nationally and internationally recognized artists and scholars. Plus, our location and reputation continue to draw leading educators, performers and researchers in the field.

Our music students are our greatest asset! Pepperdine's diverse student body comprises some of the most talented and dynamic individuals on campus. Music majors constitute one of the strongest student communities at Pepperdine, contributing greatly to the campus's cultural and intellectual life. With approximately 100 public performances each year, showcasing student recitalists and more than 10 ensembles, our students keep a high profile.

Our music alums have an impressive list of accomplishments! Many enter prestigious graduate music programs across the nation after leaving Pepperdine, while others immediately begin work in the Los Angeles area.

Why should you choose Pepperdine University?

We offer:

  • A liberal arts education, with a conservatory atmosphere
  • Emphases in performance, music education (pre-teaching credential) and music composition
  • Renowned faculty
  • Access to Los Angeles and all of its cultural resources

If you're ready for a top-quality music education, please contact us to schedule a visit or to apply for entrance. We look forward to hearing from you!