Undergraduate Committee

Welcome to the Undergraduate Committee webpage! We are an association run by undergraduate music students to serve as a voice to the students in the music department. We create, run events, and make changes in the music department to benefit the students. We have organized department-wide musical performances on Cal Day, created a successful Big/Little Program, monthly Free-Food Friday social events, and continuously advocate for the changes music students want to see in their department. We meet once a month on Mondays from 12-1 PM.

The Undergraduate Committee represents students in the Music Department and is a forum for advocacy and communication. We hear students’ concerns and work toward solutions while also planning special events that build community. Our goal is to do whatever is necessary to improve our music students’ experience here at Cal.


Committee Members


Student Representatives

NameYearMajorBio
Vincent Kurniawidjaja (President)3rd YearMusic and EconomicsI am part of the piano and gamelan programs here in the music department. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new places, listening to music, and spending time with friends!
Tom Pan4th YearMusicTom is a music major concentrating on conducting and composition. He is the president of the Undergraduate Composers Club, and co-founder and music director of the Berkeley Chinese Music Ensemble. He is also involved in the Intermission Orchestra at Berkeley, Berkeley Flute Ensemble, and Berkeley Chinese A-cappella as student conductor.
Sheridan Eggers3rd YearMusic and Sociology MajorI'm a third-year cellist double majoring in Music and Sociology, and I am proud to be a returning member of the UGC. I'm in the UCBSO and Celli@Berkeley, and I have previously been in the University's Baroque Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra. Being a member of UGC has provided me the opportunity to be even more involved with student life as a music major and has given me the influence to make changes that my peers and I would like to see in our department. I'm excited to continue to be a representative for other music students and get even more invested in making a difference on their behalf. When I'm not studying or practicing, I enjoy crocheting and spending lots of time with my foster bunnies.
Krish Gupta2nd YearMusic and Economics MajorI am an avid enjoyer of all things artistic, and pride myself on my drumming and producing. I am very interested in engaging myself in wider genres of music to build my songwriting and work with more and more musicians. In UGC, I hope to help organize and provide resources to the larger music community at Cal, and get to know other involved peers and faculty!
Owen Klein3rd YearMusic MajorI am a third-year music major focusing on composition, theory, and voice. In the past year, I composed and directed the opera "Frankenstein," and travelled to Denver, CO, for the Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory (SMT) and the American Musicological Society (AMS). Besides serving as the President of the Undergraduate Composers Club (UGCC), I am also the Program Coordinator for the Big/Little Program, a mentorship program offered by the UGC for new or intended music majors.
Alicia Geimer2nd Year (transfer)Music MajorI am a second year transfer strudent who and wants to focus in music throry, early music, and composition. I have studied flute for 10 years and am in UCBSO. I also play the baroque flute and recorder with the University Baroque Ensemble. I have also been composing for the past 7 years and I am the secretary for the Undergraduate Composer's Club (UGCC). With the Undergraduate Committee, I hope to give a better voice to music students and especially help promote and support student run ensembles in the music department.
Julianna Giammona3rd YearMusic and Integrative Biology MajorHi my name is Julianna! I love meeting new people and am always here to answer any questions. I am an avid university and chamber chorus member and I am so excited for the committee this year!!
Sarah Jones3rd YearMusic and Spanish MajorI'm a cellist in UCBPO and UCBSO, and a viol player in the viol consort at UC Berkeley! I love romantic music, realist literature, renaissance art, and the comfort of romance languages. I'm here to help you in any way you need, feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the major, department, ensembles, or even language courses! I often find myself seeking an answer to a question and if you are the same I'd love to help you.

Faculty Representatives

Wei Cheng (chair)

Matthew Sadowski

Staff Representative

Undergraduate Advisor

Contact: music.ugc@berkeley.edu

Virtual Morrison


Would you like a space where music majors can have peer advising and discussions? Here is a link to the Virtual Morrison discord server.

UGC Feedback Form


Do you have suggestions on how to improve the Music Department and how we can best support you?  Please fill out this short UGC Feedback Form.

UGC Application


Do you want to become a UGC board member if you are an undergraduate declared music major or minor and have completed at least one semester? Please fill out this application.