Message from the Dean

In the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. At Redlands, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a liberal arts environment that provides a broad education and intense training.

The School of Music is the second oldest nationally accredited music program in California. We have 13 full-time faculty, 26 adjunct faculty and 3 staff members. Currently, we have 185 Music Majors in a variety of programs including the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Music Education and graduate degrees including master's degrees in performance, composition and music education.

At Redlands you can perform in the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, University Choir, the Madrigal Singers, Chapel Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble and Opera Theater Workshop. Our studio faculty are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster.

The School of Music has a very close and special relationship with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra (RSO). Redlands students get to see their teachers perform in Memorial Chapel as the principal players in the RSO. Qualified students have the opportunity to play in the RSO as an assistant, substitute or section player. The student winner of our concerto competition gets to perform with the RSO on a regular subscription series concert.

I would like to encourage you to visit campus, observe a class, have a sample lesson and/or sit in on a rehearsal. Come and see what we do.

For more information or to arrange a visit or audition please call the Music Admissions Office at (909) 748-8014 orĀ e-mail us.


Andrew R. Glendening, D.Mus
Dean, School of Music


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