Student Resources

Bay Advisor

The Music Department Advisors are Dr. Thiebaut and Dr. James. All music majors are assigned to one or the other, so make sure you know who your advisor is! Log in to Bay Advisor to see who is part of your success team. Please read through the Student Quick Guide to help you familiarize yourself with Bay Advisor.

Be In Charge of your Academics

The course requirements for our programs are stated in the University Catalog. Note that students graduate based on the catalog year they entered (archive catalogs can be accessed through the main Catalog webpage, top right).

Take charge of your education:

  1. Run your Degree Audit Report (DAR) in MyCSUEB.  While this report is not an official graduation document, it can be a useful tool in helping to plan your course enrollment.  For information on how to access and interpret your Degree Audit Report, view our How to Access Your DAR handout.If you have questions about your DAR, Dr. Thiebaut or Dr. James can help with interpreting it when we meet.
    • Please note, the DAR is a great document to track GE requirements, but it won't necessarily track your Music Requirements perfectly. Make sure you always meet with your Major Advisor for up-to-date information on your Music Major Check.
  2. Meet with an academic General Education (GE) advisor to go over all non-major requirements (for undergraduate students). You can set up an appointment with them on Bay Advisor (they will be listed on the right of your screen, in your "success team" list). 1st-year students, International Students and some transfer students will have different GE advisors listed.
  3. Ensure that all transfer credit completed is reflected on your record, and verify that your major (and any option or minor) is accurately listed on your record. You can review this on your Student Center in MyCSUEB. If you believe your transfer units weren't registered properly, you should contact

Juries & Exams

Relevant to: All Music majors taking applied lessons in composition or music production

Composition / Music Production students have a separate jury/recital procedure than vocalist and instrumentalist. At the end of every semester, students meet with the composition faculty to review their portfolio. The work done throughout the semester, and the overall contents of the portfolio will determine retention and advancement within the program. Detailed information about the contents of the portfolio can be found HERE.

Relevant to: All Music majors taking applied lessons in an instrument or voice


Relevant to: All Music Majors in the B.A. program


Relevant to: All incoming transfer students


Other Important Links

Music Department Practice Rooms are for use by Music Majors and Minors, and approved non-majors enrolled in select Music Department courses. >> HOW TO ACCESS

Our electronic music studios provide extensive state-of-the-art facilities for music synthesis, electronic composition, and digital recording/ editing/ processing/ mixing. >> HOW TO ACCESS
The MRC coordinates room scheduling and handles concert and student recital scheduling and printed program production. >>> ACCESS FORMS

Department Events

Concerts & Recitals

Music majors are required to attend ten (10) departmental recitals each semester in which they are registered for applied music study with the exception of a semester in which they are performing their Senior Recital. Please visit the events page often!

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