Claire Garvais (photo by Catherine Marshall)
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


Andrew Radford | Lecturer, Bassoon