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The UCLA Department of Music grants the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in the following concentrations:
With a strong focus on the musical traditions of Europe and the international and American musical styles of the last century, UCLA's undergraduate program in music integrates the superb academic features of a major research university with intensive artistic study.
Music students have a range of performance opportunities throughout the year. In addition to participating in at least one of the department's more than 20 ensembles, all students specializing in performance present both junior and senior recitals and perform in the department's noon concert series, which often includes opportunities to solo. Composition and Music Education students have a senior recital requirement. Student and faculty performances are held in the 528-seat Schoenberg Auditorium, the 133-seat Jan Popper Theater, and other venues on campus.
Among the Music faculty are masters from leading orchestras, such as principal musicians with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, first-call studio musicians, recognized composers, theorists, conductors, and scholars. At any given time, students may study with prominent artists as well as a faculty that includes individuals of national and international repute. Currently, eligible students receive free private instruction.
The department's excellent facilities include numerous individual practice rooms equipped with pianos and organs; special studies for percussion, organ and electronic music and film scoring; a state-of-the-art media lab housing 20 interactive computer stations; performance teaching studios; and an early music studio.