News & Announcements

January 21, 2018

The Glee Club has returned from their annual tour! This year, they performed throughout Austria and the Czech Republic. Click here for more information, including the itinerary and concert program. They presented a free concert in Herrick Chapel on Sunday, January 28th as the traditional final stop of their tour.

Professor Shanna Lorenz on Music and Migration
January 17, 2018

Professor Shanna Lorenz spent a week in residence at the University of Science and Arts of Chiapas in Southern Mexico where she presented a series of talks about music and migration in the United States and consulted with indigenous students conducting research in their local communities.

December 8, 2017

Esperanza Spalding is Occidental College's 2018 Hume Fellow in the Performing Arts. She will present a master class workshop with Oxy Music students and then give a public concert in Thorne Hall. Click here for the full news release.

Image for Ludwig Goransson on Music Production
December 5, 2017

To support the launch of its new Music Production program, the Music Department is hosting industry professionals in a series of guest lectures with funding from the Mellon Foundation and a new affiliation with the Grammy Museum.

November 28, 2017

Congratulations to our Assistant Professor of Composition, Adam Schoenberg, on receiving two 2018 Grammy nominations! Prof. Schoenberg's Picture Studies has been nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition, and the album of his music released in January of this year for Best Engineered Album, Classical.

October 18, 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new track in our curriculum. Occidental College students can now major in Music with a Music Production emphasis.

Jason Arimoto and Daniel Ho perform for students
September 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce the addition of ukulele instruction to our curriculum and to welcome ukulele instructor Dr. Jason Arimoto.

January 10, 2017

Oxy is mentioned in Musical America Worldwide's citation of Josh Shaw, Pacific Opera Project's artistic director, as one of the top 30 musical innovators of 2016. Read the article on Musical America Worldwide.