News & Announcements

A screen shot of 37 Glee Club members singing
December 17, 2020

Watch the Occidental Glee Club sing Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" remotely.

Inez Leon participating in the Esperanza Spalding Master Class
November 18, 2020

Occidental’s Music Department was recently highlighted in Majoring In Music’s article about studying music at a liberal arts school.  As the only featured liberal arts college department of music, Oxy’s small class size, well-rounded education, and rigorous academics were cited as key factors in choosing a liberal

A jazz trio of piano, bass, and drums performing in the Booth Hall courtyard
October 20, 2020

Watch Oxy music instructors perform on campus.

A screen shot showing 36 Glee Club Members singing individually from their homes
August 4, 2020

The Occidental Glee Club performs Billie Eilish's "when the party's over" from quarantine.

Director of Insturmental Activities, Chris Kim
October 11, 2019

The newest member of Oxy’s music department faculty, Director of Instrumental Activities Chris Kim brings a love of teaching and a wealth of experience in innovative programming, community engagement, and international collaborations.

Assistant professor Adam Schoenberg seated at his piano in Booth Hall at Occidental College in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019. Miles Koupal/The Occidental
September 24, 2019

Read the full feature on Assistant Professor Adam Schoenberg on The Occidental's website.

Professor Jongnic Bontemps
September 3, 2019

Learn more about the music production program at Oxy from instructor Jongnic Bontemps, better known as JB.

oxy students in a music production class session
March 27, 2019

Taking advantage of its location in Los Angeles, Occidental College’s Music Department has developed one of the country’s top music business programs, according to Billboard magazine.

Jongnic Bontemps Conducts at the TV Academy
March 8, 2019

On Wednesday, March 6, Professor Jongnic Bontemps conducted his original music from the HBO documentary film United Skates at a special concert.

Nite Jewel, Ramona Gonzalez
February 5, 2019

This spring, we welcome our first-ever Johnston-Fix Professor of the Practice in Songwriting. Ramona Gonzalez of Nite Jewel will draw on her experience as an internationally touring musician and independent producer to teach students the in's and out's of the songwriting process. Her class will expose students to representative songs from the most influential genres of the past 60 years.