The music department is a community that values and cultivates the creation, performance, and critical study of the world's music.
Students majoring in music develop an integrated understanding of music in performance, creative work, and as cultural and historical expression.
Through its curriculum, concerts and recitals, master classes, guest lectures, residencies, and other public events, the music department leads the discourse that enriches College and community life.
Students study, practice, and perform in Booth Hall, Herrick Chapel, and Thorne Hall, with access to practice rooms, large and small performance venues, a well-equipped electronic music studio, and an outstanding music library.
NEWS: We are pleased to announce that Adam Schoenberg will be joining the Music Department faculty this fall as our new Assistant Professor of Composition. Find out more about Adam here: adamschoenberg.com
The Occidental-Caltech Symphony Orchestra, under the musical direction of conductor Allen Gross, continues its season of free concerts with a program featuring Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 ("From the New World"); Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major, featuring soloist Jonathan Liu; and David Asher Brown's Voyager.
On the Monday following Spring break, there will be a rare opportunity to hear the pipe organ in Herrick Chapel played by an extremely talented organist. The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), in conjunction with the Oxy Music Department, is hosting a free recital featuring Daryl Robinson, the recipient of the AGO's 2012 prize for best young organist.
Attend David Baca's senior recital.
Attend Sarah Hyun's senior violin recital.
Attend Brandon Green's senior composition recital.
- Teresa Kvisler:
senior administrative assistant (323) 259-2785 Booth 205
- David Kasunic:
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