The Voice and Opera program at UCLA is widely regarded as the top vocal degree program in the West, and among the top programs nationwide
The "Solid Gold Sound" of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band performs at the Rose Bowl for home games before crowds as large as 100,000 people. Pregame shows by the Band build crowd energy and enthusiasm with UCLA favorites "Strike Up the Band", "The Bruin Warriors" and "The Mighty Bruins".
From its base in Washington, DC, the Institute has grown from a good idea to an essential forum for identifying the music's new voices, honoring its present and past masters, and making the jazz aesthetic available and comprehensible in concert halls and classrooms around the world.
Comprising two ensembles, the orchestra program at UCLA offers professional training in one of the finest university orchestras in the nation, high-level performance opportunities for other members of the campus community, and graduate studies in orchestral and opera conducting.
The UCLA Wind Ensemble is the premier wind band at the University of California, Los Angeles. Comprising both graduate and undergraduate students, its 50 members are highly skilled and versatile musicians selected by competitive audition each fall. The UCLA Symphonic Band serves students from across the university in a traditional large concert band format.
The UCLA choral ensembles boast a rich heritage of musical excellence and leadership in the field of choral music. Attracting music majors and non-majors from all walks of university life, UCLA Chorale and Chamber Singers study and perform a diverse repertoire of music from the Renaissance to the present.
The study and performance of chamber music plays an integral role in the training and growth of students in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Besides frequent appearances on campus, UCLA chamber groups appear frequently on prestigious Los Angeles concert series, on international stages, and through school and civic outreach programs across Southern California.
The UCLA Department of Music offers a B.A., M.M., or D.M.A. degree in classical keyboard performance. Acceptance to this program is by audition only.
Our current piano faculty are Professor Walter Ponce and Professor Inna Faliks; Professor Christoph Bull is university organist and professor of organ.
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