The Bachelor of Music in Music Performance 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 Music
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UCLA Chamber Singers Revel in Grammy Nominations for Passion of Yeshua
Richard Danielpour’s dramatic oratorio, The Passion of Yeshua, which also features members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and the UCLA Chamber Singers, as well as six soloists, including baritone James K. Bass, was recently nominated in three Grammy categories for the Naxos recording of last year’s performance.
Armenian Chamber Music album was co-conceived by School of Music Professor Movses Pogossian
A new album of contemporary chamber music might never have come into existence without SOM professor Movses Pogossian. Recorded on the UCLA campus, the album, Con Anima, is also among a select number of projects that the record label, Edition of Contemporary Music, has produced outside of Europe.
School of Music Receives New Pianos Courtesy of The Ahmanson Foundation
Thanks to a generous philanthropic investment by The Ahmanson Foundation, the School of Music is now home to seven beautiful, new Yamaha pianos.
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Jan 25 Mon
classical, operaMasterclass with Anton Rist, Principal Clarinet of the MET Orchestra
Join Joshua Ranz, Boris Allakhverdyan, and the rest of the UCLA Woodwind faculty in welcoming Anton Rist, Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, as he hosts a Clarinet Masterclass.
Jan 26 Tue
classical, masterclassesAfter the Recital with Dr. Julie Strom
How does a young musician make a living in the music world? How do you apply for jobs and market yourself in a “gig” economy? Hosted by Gregory Goodall, lecturer in percussion at UCLA, the Percussion Studio is proud to present Dr. Julie Strom to discuss techniques for success as a freelancer, especially as a percussionist.
Feb 3 Wed
classical, lectures-symposiaThe Live Warm-Up with Saxophonist Shawna Pennock
The saxophone studio at UCLA welcomes Shawna Pennock, Visiting Assistant Prof of Saxophone at UNLV, as she presents her internationally renowned clinic, "The Live Warm-Up".
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