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
Director of Choral Activities, Conducting
- Department Manager
408-554-4428 | Music and Dance Facility Floor 2
- Faculty Spotlight: Christina Zanfagna
Professor Christina Zanfagna's 'History of Hip Hop' course was featured in an Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities publication about niche research.
News & Events
- Alumni Spotlight: Nick Benavides ‘10
Nick Benavides draws on his unique SCU musical education experience and creates compelling commissioned pieces for the New York Philharmonic with the Juilliard Pre-college Orchestra, New Century Chamber Orchestra, and Edwin Outwater, director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Benavides is also working on his largest project to date: “Dolores.”
From concrete formwork construction to a music doctorate scholar, Isaac Raven ’15 has put his SCU degrees to work!
Prof. Bill Stevens reflects on his remote teaching experience during COVID-19.
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