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UCSC Chamber Singers perform Juan Vasquez's "¿Con qué la lavaré?”.

The UCSC Music Department offers an extraordinary program of western and world musics, with theoretical rigor and a wealth of performing opportunities.  Students can join any of 19 ensembles and apply for a wide variety of scholarships.  Listen to performances, hear current student stories, learn more about our faculty and their areas of emphasis, and apply to our program!

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  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 5:00pm to Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
    Recital Hall, Music Center (UCSC)

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

What initally drew you to the Music Department at UC Santa Cruz?

I entered UCSC in an ENVS track, but then became a music major shortly after signing up for Music 15 as a General Education Course. Having never learned musical notation, I was fascinated by the logical frameworks behind harmony. I was then told that Music 30 was "the next step" following Music 15 and showed up on the first day unaware that I had to learn a... [more]

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