Claire Garvais (photo by Catherine Marshall)

"I did not intend to study music at UCSB, but doing so was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Through the UCSB Music Department I have fallen deeper in love with my instrument, become more confident in my abilities as a leader and scholar, and gained the network of professionals everyone hopes to have upon exiting college. The Music Department faculty are world-class musicians who are active in the Santa Barbara community; my bassoon professor is also the director of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, for which I play contrabassoon. The Music Department allowed me the flexibility to double major in Global Studies, and I hope to utilize both of my majors by supporting public funding for the arts.”

Claire Garvais '18, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music & Global Studies

Degrees Offered


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) with an emphasis in Music Studies
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)

Learn more about the BA with an emphasis in Music Studies and the BM degrees in the Music Department, Undergraduate Program section of UC Santa Barbara's General Catalog. Find more information on applying to the undergraduate program on the Undergraduate Degrees page.


Andy Radford | Continuing Lecturer, Bassoon

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