Learn more about the music production program at Oxy from instructor Jongnic Bontemps, better known as JB.
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.
On Wednesday, March 6, Professor Jongnic Bontemps conducted his original music from the HBO documentary film United Skates at a special concert.
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.
To support the launch of our new Music Production program, we are hosting industry professionals in a series of guest lectures with funding from the Mellon Foundation, with past guests including Christopher Sampson, Dave Berkus, Ludwig Goransson,
This fall, we welcome several applied instructors to the department.
Congratulations to music production instructor Jongnic Bontemps, who was recently named a finalist in Universal's Film Music Composer Initiative. Click here to read the Hollywood Reporter's writeup.
Congratulations to our Assistant Professor of Composition, Adam Schoenberg, on the premiere of his new work "Orchard in Fog" with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and the San Diego Symphony. Click here to read the San Diego Tribune's coverage of the concert.
To support the launch of our new Music Production program, we are hosting industry professionals in a series of guest lectures with funding from the Mellon Foundation and a new affiliation with the Grammy Museum.