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Noon Concerts

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Priority for the limited number of concert dates is given to Music Department students, in particular music major soloists and chamber groups. Department ensembles and faculty performers are regularly featured. Guest musicians occasionally perform new works by student and faculty composers. Auditions for the Noon Concert Series are held each semester for the following semester.

Current Noon Concert Series: Calendar

Noon Concert Auditions for Spring 2023

Audition Application Form & Video deadline: November 21, 2022, 4:00PM

  • An audition video and an application form will be required for consideration for a Noon Concert.
  • Application deadline: November 21, 2022 4:00PM
  • Campus affiliation is required (including alumni) but preference is given to Music majors, followed by other students and faculty in the Music Department.
  • Download noon concert audition form: Spring 2023 Noon Concert Application
  • Upload your 10-minute audition video with representative excerpts of your program to the following Box Folder Link.
  • Return the form to the Music Department office, 104 Morrison Hall.

The UC Berkeley Department of Music is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and patrons. Measures to protect concertgoers and musicians will be informed by state, local, and UC Berkeley Public Health policies and are subject to change. Social distancing, masks, and proof of COVID 19 vaccination may be required. UC Berkeley does not promise or guarantee that all patrons or employees on site are vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals may be present as a result of exemptions, exceptions, fraudulent verification, or checker error. None of these precautions eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Registration is strongly encouraged for noon concerts at Registration allows Berkeley Music to track attendance but does not guarantee a seat. Concerts and programming are subject to change.

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact the Hertz Hall Manager at 510.642.4864 or with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

Information for Noon Concert performers

You will be notified shortly after the audition deadline if you have been awarded a concert. A date for your concert will be finalized by the Concert Office, with your consultation and with as much notice as possible.

Your concert will be advertised in the Music Department’s brochure and other publicity materials at the beginning of the semester, and you will have the opportunity for rehearsal time in the hall.

There will be a printed program, for which you can provide program notes and a biography. You will be contacted about these and other details by the Concert Manager.

If you have any questions regarding the noon concerts, please contact the Hertz Hall Manager at <>