The Bachelor of Arts in Music combines intensive applied study of Western classical music with the superb academics of a major research university situated in a global cultural capital. Students in the performance concentration study individually with world-class performers and teachers, participate fully in a range of large and small ensembles, and pursue rigorous coursework in music theory, history, and analysis. Across the major, frequent performance opportunities, open to students regardless of class standing, ensure that each student gains extensive experience in a wide variety of performance contexts. The small, collaborative nature of the program guarantees students tailored individual attention from faculty throughout the Music Department.
Bachelor of Arts
Music Performance Faculty
Peter Kazaras directs "A Quiet Place" at Tanglewood Music Festival
REVIEW: "A Quiet Place" was Bernstein's final work for the stage and originally premiered in 1983.
Gloria Cheng honored with Los Angeles Area Emmy® Award
Cheng won the award for Best Independent Programming for her role as Producer of PBS SoCal's documentary "Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano"
Oct 25 Thu
classical, masterclassesDavid L. Abell Piano Masters Series - Daria Rabotkina, piano
In the first Abell Piano Series of the year, hear pianist Daria Rabotkina in a recital of Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Paul Harvey Orandt. Later, watch as Rabotkina leads an educational masterclass with UCLA piano students.
Oct 25 Thu
classicalUCLA Philharmonia with Denis Bouriakov, Flute
In the first UCLA Philharmonia concert of the Fall 2018 season, Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal flute Denis Bouriakov joins UCLA Philharmonia for his debut concert as a UCLA faculty member. The program, conducted by Neal
Nov 2 Fri
classicalMostly Bernstein: Westside West Side
The UCLA Wind Ensemble opens its 2018–19 season by continuing its yearlong centenary celebration of American musician Leonard Bernstein, performing transcriptions of music from his two most famous Broadway shows, CANDIDE (1956) and WEST SIDE STORY (1957).
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