Danielle Segen

“Not only did donor supported scholarships allow me to focus completely on my education, but it also introduced me to a culture that I had been entirely unfamiliar with. I was fortunate to have so many wonderful experiences working alongside the VEM String Quartet to bring an unfamiliar genre out into the communities and spread awareness of Armenian culture, history and music.”

Based out of Los Angeles, mezzo-soprano Danielle Segen (né Daneille Bayne) has performed locally and abroad, recently traveling to Armenia with the UCLA VEM Quartet for a series of concerts in the capital. Recent performances on the opera stage include Prince Charming in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Carmen in The Tragedy of Carmen, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, the title role in William Bolcom’s Lucrezia, and Cherubino in Saverio Mercadante’s I due Figaro. She holds a Master of Music degree from UCLA in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Music degree from Western Washington University. Danielle currently performs with VEM as an alumna member of the quartet.

Support the program and keep the music playing

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