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Upcoming Concert Events

October 23 at 2:00PM
Workshop: West African Music & Dance Ensemble @ Chalon Circle

Participate in drumming, singing, and dancing traditional music from regional areas of West Africa with instructor Yeko Ladzekpo-Cole

November 7 at 3:00 PM
Yessenia Castillo, Senior Voice Recital @ Pompeian Room, Doheny Mansion

November 30 at 8:00 PM
Bridge Orchestra Concert @ Hannon Theater

December 3 at 7:30 PM
CAROL CONCERT @ Mary Chapel, Chalon 

Join us for a delightful holiday concert featuring Mount Chorus & Singers!

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!

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News, Events, and Concert Series

News, Events, and Concert Series

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!

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The Da Camera Society

The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary’s University has offered superb musical performances in historic locations, reaching out to audiences in LA and beyond through public concerts and educational programming. View performances and the upcoming concerts here:

The Da Camera Society