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 (Cal Band), UC Jazz Ensembles, and UC Choral Ensembles (UCCE) 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, and alumni gatherings and fund-raising events, in addition to their own shows and concerts.
The offices and rehearsal spaces of Student Musical Activities are located in the basement of Cesar Chavez Center. The administrative office of SMA is in Room 72 Cesar Chavez.
If you would like to help us continue our tradition of excellence by donating to one or more of our groups, please go to the Donate section of the SMA website for more information.
For further information about SMA or any of our groups, please either go to the Contact section of the SMA website for SMA staff contact information, or click on the group name to enter their individual website.