UC Berkeley Community

Cal Performances is an integral part of a world class public university, and we believe that our best work lies at the intersection of the worlds of ideas and live performance. As such, Cal Performances is committed to programs that provide students essential access to the performing arts.

Attention UC Berkeley Faculty: A Call for Proposals

As part of Cal Performances' commitment to connecting students with the performing arts, UC Berkeley Faculty members are invited to propose new courses that include Cal Performances' programming as the center of the curriculum.

A generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund two courses per semester over five years. Faculty proposals are due by March 19, 2018 and the selected courses for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, will be announced on April 2, 2018.

Full Call for Proposals [PDF]
Mellon course summaries thru 1718 [PDF]

UC Berkeley Students: Cal Performances provides exclusive activities for UC Berkeley students, with annual dance and orchestra residencies featuring personal interactions with visiting artists including workshops, master classes, and class visits. Additionally, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded us a generous 5-year grant to deepen our academic impact with two courses per semester built around our performances.

Student Musical Activities (SMA) is a thriving center for extra-curricular music on the UC Berkeley campus. SMA, a department within Cal Performances, is home to the University of California Marching Band, UC Jazz Ensembles, and UC Choral Ensembles (UCCE). UCCE includes the UC Men's Octet, California Golden Overtones, Cal Jazz Choir, Perfect Fifth, UC Men's Chorale, UC Women's Chorale, Noteworthy, BareStage Productions, and UC Alumni Chorus.

SAFTA (Student Ambassadors for the Arts), a student-led committee sponsored by Cal Performances, arranges special events and student promotions, including meet and greet events with artists, student night out parties, and more.

UCB Student Flex Pass The best fit for your schedule and your budget: Four performances, $15 each.