The Department of Music presents more than a hundred events each
year, including performances by many of our student ensembles.
One way to stay informed about upcoming concerts is to subscribe
to our weekly email digest (“Music @ UC Davis”). Please send
us an email or use the webform
on the right-hand side of this page to sign up.
The department has fifteen student ensembles, and several do not
require prior experience in order to join. Our student ensembles
are as follows.
The following are offered Winter Quarter
Please visit their pages for more information on auditions, when
(and how) the class meets, and more.
Students are not expected to audition in
order to declare as a music major.
Most ensembles are open to all eligible students. In other
words, being a music major is not a prerequisite for joining
a department ensemble.
Each year we also feature our own professional Empyrean Ensemble and several visiting
artists-in-residence that present new compositions by
student composers, as well as other presentations that enhance
music studies at UC Davis.