Records related to the Cal Poly Music Department activities, events, and students including choirs, PolyPhonics, University
Singers, Symphony, Glee Club, band and Student Opera Theater circa 1950s through early 2000s.
The Music Department introduces a student to the role of music in today’s world develops musical skills, encourages creativity,
and cultivates vision for the future. The University’s polytechnic emphasis also provides an excellent opportunity to explore
music in conjunction with a wide range of other fields. Graduates are prepared to begin specialized study at the graduate
level and to enter a wide variety of professional careers. The department offers a wide range of elective courses which allow
the student to specialize to some extent within a liberal arts degree.
There is a rich tradition of music at Cal Poly dating back to the earliest years of the university which was established in
1901. As part of the College of Liberal Arts, the Music Department continues the tradition of excellence with an excellent
program and uniquely qualified faculty. It serves as a cultural center for both the university and the community through a
program of public performances by student and faculty groups and through clinics, workshops, concerts, and lectures by individuals
from outside the university.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music was established in 1991.
7 LF, 9 boxed and 4 flat files
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