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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Music

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Hayward Hills Campus MapDepartment Office location in the Music and Business building, Room 2571
Open Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Dept Phone: (510) 885-3135



John Eros, Ph.D. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Rafael Hernandez, D.M. Indiana University

Buddy O. James (Chair), D.M.A. University of Southern California

Peter K. Marsh, Ph.D. Indiana University

Kathleen Rountree, D.M. The Florida State University

Associate Professors

Danielle Gaudry, D.M.A. University of Cincinnati

Omri Shimron, D.M.A. Eastman School of Music

Assistant Professor

Ines Thiebaut, Ph.D. City University of New York, Graduate Center

Graduate Coordinator

Omri Shimron, D.M.A. Eastman School of Music

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Music is to offer all students outstanding musical and educational experiences within a nurturing and collegial environment. These experiences provide opportunities for personal and professional enrichment by developing a greater appreciation for and understanding of the art of music. Through performance, creative activity, research, scholarship and teaching, students are prepared for careers as performers, composers, teachers and independent scholars, and for advanced study.

About the Department

The study of music is a noble, although often difficult, path. Music is not always “fun,” but it can be deeply fulfilling in a way that few other things in life can compare. Our work as musicians has the potential to change us and those who hear us. Our work has the potential to inform our views of life, love, happiness, grief, loss - the entire human condition. The responsibility is great, yet the reward may be even greater. Our outstanding programs will provide you with a framework upon which you will be able to build your music foundation.

Our main Recital Hall is located on the main floor, MB 1055. Its wonderful acoustic properties are perfect for any chamber and/or vocal performances. Our Instrumental Rehearsal Studio, also located on the main floor, MB 1039, is more than large enough to accommodate our thriving symphonic and jazz bands. Both spaces are record-ready, and are connected by a state-of-the-art recording studio in the upper level. Our electronic music studios provide extensive state-of-the-art facilities for music synthesis, electronic composition, film/video scoring, digital recording/ editing/ processing/ mixing, work with multimedia and telecommunications, and development of custom software and hardware.

There are over 24 practice rooms throughout the building, on both floors. They are reserved for music majors and minors, and are available for use anytime the music building is open.

At the heart of our thriving music community is the Music Resource Center (MRC). A depot of performance and study materials for music majors, the MRC boasts a robust collection of scores, parts, and media materials (LPs, CDs, Videos, and DVDs) that help to positively augment the curricular offerings at CSU East Bay. This office also coordinates room scheduling and handles concert and student recital scheduling and printed program production.

Use our university website link to learn more about what the Music Department has to offer.


    Bachelor of Arts


    Master of Arts

    Single Subject Matter Preparation Certificate Programs


      MusicMusic: Applied Study (LD)Music: Applied Study (UD)Music: Chamber EnsemblesMusic: Courses for Non-Music MajorsMusic: CompositionPage: 1 | 2 | 3

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