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!

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.
The Legacy of Lost Childhood: A Conversation with Tenor Eric Levintow
Eric Levintow (M.M. '19) shared how he brought his personal history to bear on his interpretation of the role of Judah in Opera UCLA's premiere of Lost Childhood, the first in a series of three operas by living female composers to be staged in 2019-2020 seasons.
South Florida Classical Review – Eight Seraphic Fire/UCLA Young Artists Join Seraphic Fire to Sing Poulenc’s “Mass in G” as a Prayer for Peace and Hope
READ: "Fielding a larger than usual choir of 21 voices (including eight singers from Seraphic Fire’s Ensemble Artist Program at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music), Bass favored a fuller choral sonority and wider dynamic spectrum...Leading with spare gestures, Bass unobtrusively summoned full-voiced, resonant corporate sound and subtle vocal nuances."

Explore Other Degrees

Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
Jazz performance and musicianship courses are paired with African American Studies
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 B.A. and teaching credential in just four years
Music History & Industry
Combining Musicology and the Music Industry minor for practical hands-on training with the study of music within the context of different societies, cultures, and theories
Music Industry
Industry professionals and UCLA faculty prepare students for music-related careers
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music