The Department of Music at Santa Clara University provides an intellectual and stimulating artistic environment fostering individual expression and creativity through the study of music and musical performance.
About Our Program
The Department of Music offers a degree program leading to the bachelor of arts in music as well as a minor in music. A minor in musical theatre is available in conjunction with the Department of Theatre and Dance. The Department of Music's curriculum is designed to provide students of diverse backgrounds with the skills necessary to comprehend, perform, and appreciate music's role in human history and its power to enhance the lives of all people. Because individual study and performance is essential to the expression and acquisition of music as a language and art form, private instruction and membership in all departmental music ensembles is available to all Santa Clara students.
Faculty & Staff
- Associate Professor
Composition & Theory, Electronic Music, Laptop Orchestra
- Department Manager
408-554-4428 | Music and Dance Facility Floor 2
- Faculty Spotlight: Scot Hanna-Weir
Prof. Scot Hanna-Weir's New Score Featured in America, You’re Beautiful Film
News & Events
- Alumni Spotlight: Erin Pearson '05
Erin Pearson ‘05 was recruited to play soccer for Santa Clara University but her passion for music pulled her in a different direction. Today, she has a successful career as a full-time self-employed artist, musician, and private music teacher. In 2022, she received a national prize from Avivo (a music education non-profit), awarded yearly to a "music educator who demonstrates creativity in teaching and provides students with a strong foundation in musicianship skills."
Prof. Bill Stevens reflects on his remote teaching experience during COVID-19.
High profile outside performances at Dolby Labs in San Francisco, Linux Audio Conference at Stanford University, and Garden of Memory in Oakland brought SCLOrk -- the Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra -- to entirely new audiences and raised the visibility of Santa Clara University in the music technology industry and electronic music scenes.
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