Morgan O’Shaughnessey
M.M. '17, VIOLA PERFORMANCE

“What an honor and privilege it has been to recreate such beautiful and inspired music from such a rich culture and community . I am so thankful to be part of VEM String Quartet and bring Armenian music to the masses. I am especially grateful that we have support for our artistic efforts and am thankful for the generosity.”

Violist and recent Master of Music degree recipient Morgan O’Shaughnessey maintains a diverse freelance career as a chamber musician, music arranger, folk musician, and concert producer. He has performed recitals at Teatro la Fenice in Venice and a live broadcast on RAI Radio 3 in Rome. His discography with producer Sylvia Massy includes string arrangements for Johnny Depp, Rihanna, Soilwork and Red Sun Rising. Morgan also plays the Swedish nyckelharpa and the Highland bagpipes. Morgan is the artistic director for a non-profit community concert series featuring regional artists in interactive community events.

Support the program and keep the music playing

Explore Other Degrees

Conducting
Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
Ethnomusicology
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
Musicology
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