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.

Master's student Damon Zavala wins Sphinx Orchestral Futurist Fellowship
The National Orchestral Institute + Festival in partnership with the National Philharmonic and the Sphinx Organization has just awarded their 2023 Futurist Fellowships, and first-year viola performance master’s student Damon Zavala is among them. The fellowship provides leadership mentoring and aims to develop the next generation of visionaries and leaders in arts administration. Zavala identified
Alumna Sarah Saturnino Wins Metropolitan Opera's 2023 Laffont Competition
Sarah Saturnino, class of 2016 is one of six winners of the Metropolitan Opera’s Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition. Saturnino, who majored in voice performance and minored in music industry, was a student of Juliana Gondek while completing her bachelor’s degree at UCLA.
Meet the Man Transforming Opera As we Know it
Drawing on pop culture and technology, Long Beach Opera’s James Darrah is one of the most exciting directors working today. And he found his love of opera under Peter Kazaras’s mentorship at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. 
Jun 2 Fri
Rebecca Beerstein Violin Recital
Rebecca Beerstein, a student of Varty Manouelian, presents a Senior violin recital. To view this recital online, please click “Watch Livestream”.
Ensemble Room: Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center
Jun 2 Fri
Ela Kodzas Violin Recital
Ela Kodzas, a student of Movses Pogossian, presents a Masters violin recital. To view this recital online, please click “Watch Livestream”.
Ensemble Room: Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center

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