This interdisciplinary concert features new hip-hop with live experimental jazz (featuring professor Karlton Hester and Hesterian Musicism), innovative video from Peru, and West African dance.
Works & Ideas
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 apply to our program!
News and Events
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 11:30amMusic Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 5:00pmvarious locations in the Arts area at UCSC
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 5:00pm to Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
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]