• A day of FREE performances, talks, and participatory workshops celebrating the diversity of Mount Saint Mary's University students and the power of music as a vehicle for positive social change.



  • Mount Saint Mary's University
    Doheny Campus
  • Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • Events begin at 11:30am

    Free Parking (map)




  • Grammy Award-winning folk singer Rhiannon Giddens
  • Hip hop/son jarocho activist Maya Jupiter  
  • Sibarg Iranian folk/jazz fusion ensemble  
  • VOX Femina women’s choir  
  • LA Women’s Koto Ensemble  
  • Women’s Balinese gamelan  
  • Music scholars including Shana L. Redmond (UCLA), Assal Habibi (USC), and Kristi Brown-Montesano (Colburn).




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Programming and production of the Festival is made possible by generous funding from Mount Saint Mary’s University, and a collaborative partnership between the University’s Music Department and Da Camera Society.


MSMU Music Department

Established in 1925, the Mount Saint Mary’s University Music Department builds on a long tradition of excellence, offering majors and minors in music performance, music history, music education, and music industry, and the opportunity to study in Los Angeles with some of our city’s finest musicians. Small class size, world-class performance venues, and access to a rich variety of masterclasses and internships makes MSMU an ideal place for young musicians to follow their passion.

For more information about our Department, please contact Department Chair Dr. Therese Fassnacht.



The Da Camera Society

Named after the 17th-century term for music played in a "chamber" (musica da camera), The Da Camera Society was founded at Mount Saint Mary's University in 1973 to restore chamber music to the intimate environments for which it was originally intended. In addition to enriching the Southern California community with outstanding musical performances celebrating our cultural landmarks, the Society's mission includes the goal of making a difference in the community by bringing music into the lives of those most in need of its enriching and affirmative powers - low-income and diverse audiences of young people, seniors, the disabled and the disadvantaged.



Production Staff

Julius Reder Carlson, MSMU Music Dept. - Concept and Programming
Sherrill Herring, The Da Camera Society - Production
Hojoon Kim, Hojoon Kim Images - Web Design