Works & Ideas

Music DMA candidate Brian Baumbusch's Bali Alloy was composed in 2012 as a collaboration between the New York based string quartet, the JACK Quartet, and gamelan Makaradhwaja of Bali.

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!

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

"What really drew me in to the Music Department at UC Santa Cruz was the fact that it is a very small and intimate department that has a great student to professor ratio. It is a tight-knit network of professors that are very passionate about what they teach, and students that are always eager to learn."

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