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  • Welcome to the Department of Music
  • Welcome to the Department of Music
  • Welcome to the Department of Music
  • Welcome to the Department of Music
  • Welcome to the Department of Music

Music thrives as an essential part of life at Santa Clara University.

Alumna Madeline Bersamina returns to SCU for US Premiere with SCU Choirs
Alumna Madeline Bersamina returns to SCU for US Premiere with SCU Choirs

Music Department alumna Madeline Bersamina will join the SCU Choirs in their annual Festival of Lights in US Premiere.

What Playing A Musical Instrument Does To Your Brain
What Playing A Musical Instrument Does To Your Brain

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

Sam Pluta, SCU Grad, wins Composing award
Sam Pluta, SCU Grad, wins Composing award

The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University has announced the names of twelve composers selected to receive 2014 Fromm commissions, and SCU grad Sam Pluta is one of the recipients!

Festival of Lights: Santa Clara University Choirs
Festival of Lights: Santa Clara University Choirs

Santa Clara Mission Church $5 - $15 Fri, 12/05/2014 - 7:30pm

Music @ Noon - SCU Music and A Cappella Concert
Music @ Noon - SCU Music and A Cappella Concert

Music Recital Hall Free and open to public. Wed, 12/3/2014 - 12pm

Santa Clara University Jazz Band and Jazz Combo

Music Recital Hall $5 - $15 Wed, 12/3/2014 - 7:30pm