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 establishes itself as the hub of musical life for the College and surrounding community of Northeast Los Angeles.
The Fall 2016 Music Theory Placement Exam will be given on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Booth Hall 204. Studying music theory is fundamental to all music-making because it enables you to understand how and why the music you love sounds the way it does. So regardless of what kind of music interests you, we urge that one of the first courses you take at Oxy be a music theory course. The Music Theory Placement Exam will indicate which course to take.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be playing Bounce, a ballet for children composed by our Assistant Professor of Composition, Adam Schoenberg, on September 8 at the Hollywood Bowl. The concert features live dance (a collaboration with BODYTRAFFIC), and the program ends with Stravinsky's masterpiece, The Rite of Spring. Find out more information about the concert here. Read more about Adam here: adamschoenberg.com.
We are pleased to announce our first Benjamin H. Culley Teaching Artist in Residence, Lyndon Johnston Taylor, who has joined the Music faculty this academic year. Currently Principal Second Violinist for the LA Philharmonic, Lyndon brings to Oxy a wealth of outstanding performing and teaching experience. Find out more about Lyndon here.
For more information on our programs, please contact us at 323-259-2785, or by email at email@example.com.
Music Lesson Placement & Scholarship Auditions
Studying music theory is fundamental to all music-making because it enables you to understand how and why the music you love sounds the way it does.
Come to the first Occidental Glee Club concert of the academic year!
Occidental Sinfonia and Chamber Ensembles Auditions
Interested in learning more about one of Oxy's music ensembles, about majoring in music, or taking a class? Come to the Music Mixer!
- Friends of Oxy Music:
- Jacquelyn Moon:
Senior Administrative Assistant (323) 259-2785 Booth 205
- Alyssa Cottle:
Concerts and Events Manager firstname.lastname@example.org (323) 341-4149 Booth 103
- David Kasunic:
Department Chair email@example.com Booth 207