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UC Berkeley Community: Student Musical Activities

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

These award-winning groups provide musical education, performance experience, leadership, and arts management opportunities to 600 students, faculty, staff, and alumni from every academic discipline. Often serving as ambassadors of the campus at major University functions, SMA groups perform before public audiences in the thousands, in performances at football and basketball games, alumni gatherings and fund-raising events, in addition to their own shows and concerts.

To view the full calendar of SMA events, purchase tickets and merchandise, make a donation, and learn more about SMA groups, visit our website at sma.berkeley.edu. Click on the group name to enter individual group websites.

The offices and rehearsal spaces of Student Musical Activities are located in the basement of Cesar Chavez Center. The SMA administrative office is in Room 72 Cesar Chavez.