It’s been said that music is the language of the soul. At Fresno Pacific University you’ll learn not only to speak in notes, but also the history behind music. You’ll gain a lifelong appreciation for and participate in a rich variety of musical forms of expression. You’ll learn the many facets of music history, theory, technique and application to help you become the musician you want to be. Our major emphasizes performance and combines theory with practical participation in a variety of musical activities, moving you from student to performer.


  • Focus on participation and performance
  • Smaller classes allow for focused attention
  • Top-tier faculty

Career opportunities

Our curriculum for the music major is designed to prepare skillful musicians, effective communicators, creative teachers and responsible servant/leaders in the church and the community. Through the study of music theory and history, and the practice of music performance, you will be prepared for lifelong exploration of music through teaching, performance, leading worship or composition.

Program director

Milt Friesen
Milt Friesen, M.A.

Instructor of Music