Welcome to UCLA Choral Music

“The power and compassion of humanity experienced through the art of singing.”
— Dr. James Bass

Whether you’re a music major anxious to learn the professional skill set you need to succeed in a career in music; a choral major excited to explore the career of your dreams; or a non-major, who wants to have fun, make new friends, and create memories, enjoy experiences, and learn skills you can use throughout your lifetime, welcome home!

Seraphic Fire Christmas Album Cracks the Billboard Top Ten
James K. Bass, professor and chair of the music department, is also the associate conductor of the vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire. Their most recent release, The Apple Tree: Christmas with Seraphic Fire, cracked the Billboard classical charts at number seven in the holiday week. Seraphic Fire is an ensemble known for its breadth and risk-taking.
UCLA Chamber Singers Release New Holiday Single
Just in time for the holidays, the UCLA Chamber Singers have released "The Everlasting Flame," composed by undergraduate composer Yoni Fogelman and conducted by doctoral student Troy Robertson. The piece features Alaina Stark on the harp.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Announces Fall 2019 Season
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Chris Potter, and jazz vocalist Fay Victor, are just two of the artists who will be part of the music school’s Fall 2019 season.

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Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
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Music Composition
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a BA and teaching credential in just four years
Music Industry
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Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music