Music Performance

Bachelor of Music


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.

Alumna Makes Met Debut in Anthony Davis Opera about Malcolm X
Tracy Cox, alumna of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, will make her Met debut in X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, from November 3 to December 2, 2023. Cox will sing the roles of Social Worker and Reporter Number One. Cox completed her bachelor’s degree in music performance in 2008, and
The Classical Jewels of the Black Mecca
African Americans have a formidable, if underappreciated, presence as composers in the modern classical music world. Atlanta and Los Angeles based Bent Frequency, led by UCLA saxophonist Jan Berry Baker, has worked to shine a light on their work. John Ross catalogued these efforts in The Bitter Southerner.
American Tenor Issachah Savage to Perform in Judith L. Smith Voice Recital Series
On October 29, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. in Schoenberg Hall at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Issachah Savage will perform as the featured artist for the second annual Judith L. Smith Voice Recital. Savage has dozens of opera roles to his credit and has received sparkling reviews as one of opera’s most daring voices.
Dec 5 Tue
classical, contemporary
Fall 2023 Woodwind Chamber Concert
Led by UCLA Woodwind Area Faculty, the Woodwind Chamber Ensemble course provides UCLA music students with the opportunity to prepare and present an intimate evening of small ensemble music featuring members of the woodwind family.   This event is made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the
Lani Hall
Dec 5 Tue
Inna Faliks - Book Launch Recital
Inna Faliks is known the world over as an adventurous and passionate concert pianist. But few know her journey. She was born in Odessa, Ukraine, part of the Soviet Union at the time. Her family fled Soviet repression and antisemitism, and endured a long journey that took them through Vienna, Rome, and ultimately to Chicago. Join
Recording Studio, Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center
Dec 7 Thu
classical, masterclasses
David L. Abell Piano Masters Series featuring Gilbert Kalish - Masterclass
We are excited to welcome venerable pianist and educator Gilbert Kalish to our David L. Abell Piano Masters Series for Fall 2023.   Mr. Kalish will work with UCLA piano students in a Masterclass setting in Lani Hall on December 7th, 2023 beginning at 5:30pm. This masterclass will be followed by a performance by Mr.
Lani Hall

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