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 welcome our newest applied music instructor, Dr. Hye-Won Cho, to the piano faculty, where she joins Galina Barskaya and Dr. Junko Ueno Garrett. Dr. Cho's DMA in piano performance is from UCLA, and her B.Mus. and M.Mus. are both from the Juilliard School. A highly accomplished soloist and chamber artist, she is also the recipient of the Grand Prize in the 2008 Los Angeles Liszt International Competition. We look forward to many years of music-making with Dr. Cho and her Occidental College students.
For more information on our programs, please contact us at 323-259-2785, or by email at email@example.com.
Celebrate Occidental's instrumental music heritage as Pittance Chamber Music and the Lyris Quartet recreate a concert that took place in Thorne Hall on September 21, 1941.
Play an instrument? Want to play in an ensemble that has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Great Wall of China, and (most recently) Disney Hall, but in a low-pressure setting?
Where Asia meets Africa is where Arabic music was born.
- Wendy Clifford:
senior administrative assistant (323) 259-2785 Booth 205
- David Kasunic:
department chair firstname.lastname@example.org Booth 207