New Name Announcement from our faculty Derrick Skye during the week of Juneteenth, featured in the Los Angeles Times. Read about his inspiration here.
Virtual Choir Projects by The Mount Chorus
We are so proud of the creativity and resilience of our students! Check out the Virtual Choir Projects by The Mount Chorus! We are excited to share Ysaye Barwell’s Wanting Memories and Susan Crowe’s Your One & Only Life arranged by Stephen Smith. These projects were produced with all of our singers recording individually in their own homes. They also submitted the images that make up the video. We hope you enjoy!
Explore the Music Program
Upcoming Concert Events
April 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM (PST)
Juan Pablo Contreras, Composer
Guest Artist and Speaker - Juan Pablo Contreras is invited to our Chamber Ensemble Class (Instructor: Xiao Chen). Zoom ID: 949 0881 9374
Feb 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM (PST)
LUNA LAB MEETS LACO- Special digital performance featuring world premieres by five 2019/20 Luna Composition Lab Fellows. Livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DwLuTdAoxk
FEB 8, 2021 at 11:30 AM (PST)
Burt Hara, Associate Principal Clarinet of the LA Phil, Masterclass
Masterclass with Burt Hara, Associate Principal Clarinetist of the LAPhil. Please register here to get the Zoom link: https://forms.gle/1YAnocEvKEYaNr4TA
FEB 7, 2021 at 3:00 PM (EST)
Faculty Mak Grgic
Guitar recital organized by Philadelphia Guitar Society. https://www.phillyguitar.org/events/#!event/2021/2/7/mak-grgic-guitar
JAN 29, 2021 at 6:30 PM (PST)
Faculty Derrick Spiva Jr.
“Mother of Bravery” by LA Chamber Orchestra Artistic Advisor + Composer Derrick Spiva Jr. explores the path from fear to bravery, a path of self-discovery and commitment to everyday brave small and big actions. Livestream here: https://www.laco.org/events/mother-of-bravery/
JAN 17, 2021 at 2:00PM
Faculty Xiao Chen
Advancing the Musical Arts Through Education, Community Engagement, Artistic Creation, and Performance
Music occupies a prominent place at Mount Saint Mary’s University. Established in 1925, our Department of Music builds on a nearly century long tradition of excellence, offering emphases in music performance, music history, music education, music industry, music therapy and the opportunity to study in Los Angeles with some of our city’s finest musicians.
Small class sizes, world class performance venues and access to a rich variety of masterclasses and internships makes MSMU an ideal place to follow your musical passion.
Specialize Your Degree
Mount Saint Mary’s offers a Bachelors of Arts in Music with the selection of one of the emphases below:
- Music Performance
- Music Education
- Music History
- Music Industry
- Music Therapy
When you study music at the Mount, you’ll discover a supportive educational environment lead by faculty who care about your passion.
Studying Music at The Mount
A low student/faculty ratio ensures one-on-one attention in a vibrant learning environment. Weekly 60-minute private music lessons with applied music faculty will help you to hone your talent within a degree program that is not found elsewhere. Our accomplished faculty mentor students in a supportive setting that enhances the cultural, artistic, and intellectual life of the University.
The Mount’s Music department supports its students where they need it most. Each year we award full-tuition scholarships to new and returning majors. We also offer other generous awards to qualified students, including ensemble merit awards.
Music graduates can find a rewarding career path - performer, educator, composer, administrator, entrepreneur and and so many more.
Join the alumnae of MSMU whose music educations have allowed them to soar in their careers. We are proud of all our graduates. They are examples of what dedication to one’s craft can achieve.
Make the right choice for your career in music. Join the talented students who selected Mount Saint Mary’s University for their music education.
Connect With Us
Interested in earning your music degree at The Mount? Learn more about student opportunities within our program on our YouTube channel!