Music

(College of Letters and Science)

Henry Spiller, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 112 Music Building; 530-752-5537; Fax 530-752-0983; http://music.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/music-faculty


(College of Letters and Science)

Henry Spiller, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 112 Music Building; 530-752-5537; Fax 530-752-0983; http://music.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/music-faculty

The Major Program

The Bachelor of Arts degree in music provides both a broad liberal arts education and the skills necessary to explore music through its history, composition, theory, and performance. Students majoring in music may choose from three tracks in the major: (1) composition, (2) music history, theory, and ethnomusicology, or (3) performance. After a common core of courses in the lower division, students pursue their chosen track with specialized courses leading to an appropriate senior project.

All majors are expected to complete a substantial project (composition, research presentation, recital) in the senior year (Music 195). Music majors who intend to pursue graduate studies in music are encouraged to satisfy the requirements of one of the honors programs in music.

Study Abroad and the Music Major. The department encourages students to pursue a portion of their studies abroad. In close collaboration with their undergraduate advisers, students plan a course of study abroad that complements their coursework at Davis. UC Davis Music Majors have completed upper division coursework at EAP partner institutions in Australia, England, France, Germany, and Italy; Music faculty members lead summer programs in Argentina and Austria.

The Program. A fundamental grounding in music theory, music history, and performance during the first two years of study leads to more specialized study of composition, music scholarship, or performance during the last two years of undergraduate work.

Career Alternatives. Students who graduate with a B.A. in music from UC Davis have gone on to careers as composers and performers, in academia, and in the concert, media, and computing industries. Others have continued in medicine, law and business.

Foreign Language. Students contemplating graduate study in music are advised to consider pursuing foreign language study beyond the elementary level. 

Diagnostic Exams are given before admission into MUS 006A-006B-006C. As an alternative MUS 003A-003B may be recommended. Diagnostic exams are also given for MUS 016A-016B-016C and 017A-017B-017C at the beginning of each year. Transfer students should take the Music 6 diagnostic exam given during the first class meetings.

Beginning and transfer students are required to take MUS 002A-002B-002C (Keyboard Competence) unless they can pass out of one or more of the classes by demonstrating proficiency through a diagnostic exam given at the beginning of each quarter. Students learn (1) four-part keyboard harmony in all major and minor keys; (2) moderate fluency with figured bass at the keyboard; (3) major and minor scales with proper fingering; (4) ability to sight read simple piano music and Bach chorales. 

Student Performing Activities. The Department of Music presents more than 100 concerts each year, offering performance opportunities for both majors and non-majors in the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, world music ensembles (Gamelan, Samba School, Hindustani Vocal Ensemble, Korean Drumming Ensemble) and numerous chamber ensembles. There is a close relationship with the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, where several of the ensembles are resident.

Chamber ensembles perform frequently in the popular weekly Thursday Noon Concerts. Performance groups have collaborated with the Department of Theatre and Dance in productions of musical theater and opera. Study of instruments and voice with professional performers and teachers is required of all majors. Similar opportunities exist for qualified non-majors.

Faculty and Facilities. The faculty is noted for its achievements in a variety of areas. The music scholars are active in research, writing, and performance; the music of the composers is performed and recorded nationally and internationally. The journal, 19th-Century Music, is housed in the department. 

The regular faculty is joined throughout the year by visiting Artists-in-Residence, distinguished performers who give public concerts and lectures and who work with students informally. 

The Empyrean Ensemble, a professional new music ensemble, is in residence at UC Davis, where it performs concerts of new music and annually premieres the work of student composers.

The department's facilities include a collection of Renaissance, Baroque, and modern instruments, along with non-western instruments including a Sundanese gamelan. The arts quadrangle houses the Computer and Electronic Music Studio, practice and rehearsal rooms, and an music library with well over 12,000 CDs, several hundred videos and a collection of music reference materials. The newly-opened Ann E. Pitzer Center, next door to the Music Building, features a 399-seat state-of-the-art concert hall, six practice rooms, and four large teaching/rehearsal studios. Scores and music monographs are housed in the Peter J. Shields Library, adjacent to the Music Building. A partnership of campus libraries affords online access to more than 100,000 tracks of classical and world music by streaming audio.

Honors. A student becomes eligible for graduation with honors by meeting the minimum GPA and course requirements established by the College of Letters and Science. To qualify for high or highest honors, students must also complete the Music Department honors program with a GPA of 3.500 or above and write a thesis or submit a portfolio that meets the criteria for high honors or highest honors. Students apply to participate in the department honors program during the latter part of their junior year. Admission to the program is based on GPA, a thesis proposal, examples of previous writing, and the recommendation of a faculty member who is willing to sponsor the student's project. Students who anticipate seeking admission to the honors program are urged to complete at least one offering of MUS 121 or 122 before the end of their junior year. Interested students are urged to consult with faculty in their field early in their junior year.

Major Advisors.  A. Triest, J. McGilvray, B. Olivier

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 27-45
MUS 006A
Elementary Theory, Part 1 (Active)
3
MUS 006B
Elementary Theory, Part 2 (Active)
3
MUS 006C
Elementary Theory, Part 3 (Active)
3
MUS 002A
Keyboard Competence, Part 1 (Active)*
2
MUS 002B
Keyboard Competence, Part 2 (Active)*
2
MUS 002C
Keyboard Competence, Part 3 (Active)*
2
MUS 016A
Elementary Musicianship, Part 1 (Active)*
2
MUS 016B
Elementary Musicianship, Part 2 (Active)*
2
MUS 016C
Elementary Musicianship, Part 3 (Active)*
2
MUS 007A
Intermediate Theory, Part 1 (Active)
3
MUS 007B
Intermediate Theory, Part 2 (Active)
3
MUS 007C
Intermediate Theory, Part 3 (Active)
3
MUS 017A
Intermediate Musicianship, Part 1 (Active)*
2
MUS 017B
Intermediate Musicianship, Part 2 (Active)*
2
MUS 017C
Intermediate Musicianship, Part 3 (Active)*
2
MUS 024A
Introduction to the History of Music I (Active)
3
MUS 024B
Introduction to the History of Music II (Active)
3
MUS 024C
Introduction to the History of Music III (Active)
3
*May be excused by diagnostic examination at the beginning of each quarter.
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 40-43
Choose one track:
 
Track 1: Music Composition
42
MUS 123
Music as Culture (Active)
3
MUS 124A
History of Western Music: Middle Ages to 1600 (Active)
3
MUS 124B
History of Western Music: 1600-1750 (Active)
3
MUS 121
Topics in Music Scholarship (Active)
4
or
MUS 122
Topics in Analysis and Theory (Active)
4
MUS 131 (three quarters)
6
MUS 131A
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual) (Active)
2
MUS 131B
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Piano (Active)
2
MUS 131C
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Harpsichord (Active)
2
MUS 131D
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Organ (Active)
2
MUS 131E
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Violin (Active)
2
MUS 131F
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Viola (Active)
2
MUS 131G
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Cello (Active)
2
MUS 131H
Applied Study of Music; Advanced (Individual); Double Bass (Active)
2
MUS 131I
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Flute (Active)
2
MUS 131J
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Oboe (Active)
2
MUS 131K
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Clarinet (Active)
2
MUS 131L
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Bassoon (Active)
2
MUS 131M
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); French Horn (Active)
2
MUS 131N
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Trumpet (Active)
2
MUS 131O
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual);Trombone (Active)
2
MUS 131P
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Tuba (Active)
2
MUS 131Q
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Percussion (Active)
2
MUS 131R
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Classical Guitar (Active)
2
MUS 131U
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Saxophone (Active)
2
MUS 195
Senior Project (Active)
2
Choose at least six units:
6
MUS 140
University Jazz Band (Active)
2
MUS 141
University Symphony (Active)
2
MUS 142
University Chamber Singers (Active)
2
MUS 143
University Concert Band (Active)
2
MUS 144
University Chorus (Active)
2
MUS 145
Early Music Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 146
Chamber Music Ensemble (Active)
1
MUS 147
University Wind Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 148
Hindustani Vocal Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 149
Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 150
Brasilian Samba School (Active)
2
MUS 151
Korean Percussion Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 152
Afro-Cuban Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 101A
Advanced Theory, Part 1 (Active)
4
MUS 101B
Advanced Theory, Part 2 (Active)
4
MUS 103
Workshop in Composition (Active)
3
Choose at least four units:
4
MUS 102
Tonal Counterpoint (Active)
4
MUS 105
History and Analysis of Jazz (Active)
4
MUS 106
History of Rock Music (Active)
4
MUS 107A
Introduction to Electronic Music (Active)
4
MUS 107B
Handmade Electronic Music (Active)
4
MUS 108A
Orchestration (Active)
2
MUS 108B
Orchestration (Active)
2
MUS 110A
The Music of a Major Composer: Beethoven (Active)
4
MUS 110B
The Music of a Major Composer: Stravinsky (Active)
4
MUS 110C
The Music of a Major Composer: Bach (Active)
4
MUS 110D
The Music of a Major Composer: Mozart (Active)
4
MUS 110E
The Music of a Major Composer: Haydn (Active)
4
MUS 110F
American Masters (Active)
4
MUS 110G
Music of a Major Composer: Handel (Active)
4
MUS 113
Introduction to Conducting (Active)
2
MUS 114
Intermediate Conducting (Active)
2
MUS 115
History of Film Music (Active)
4
MUS 116
Introduction to the Music of The Beatles (Active)
4
MUS 117
The Broadway Musical (Active)
4
MUS 121
Topics in Music Scholarship (Active)
4
MUS 122
Topics in Analysis and Theory (Active)
4
MUS 126
American Music (Active)
4
MUS 127
Music from Latin America (Active)
4
MUS 129A
Musics of the Americas (Active)
4
MUS 129B
Musics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent (Active)
4
MUS 129C
Musics of East and Southeast Asia (Active)
4
MUS 129D
Folk Musics of Europe (Active)
4
MUS 192
Internship in Music (Active)
1-4
MUS 198
Directed Group Study (Active)
1-5
MUS 199
Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
Track 2: Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology
43
MUS 123
Music as Culture (Active)
3
MUS 124A
History of Western Music: Middle Ages to 1600 (Active)
3
MUS 124B
History of Western Music: 1600-1750 (Active)
3
MUS 121
Topics in Music Scholarship (Active)
4
MUS 122
Topics in Analysis and Theory (Active)
4
MUS 131 (three quarters)
6
MUS 131A
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual) (Active)
2
MUS 131B
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Piano (Active)
2
MUS 131C
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Harpsichord (Active)
2
MUS 131D
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Organ (Active)
2
MUS 131E
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Violin (Active)
2
MUS 131F
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Viola (Active)
2
MUS 131G
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Cello (Active)
2
MUS 131H
Applied Study of Music; Advanced (Individual); Double Bass (Active)
2
MUS 131I
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Flute (Active)
2
MUS 131J
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Oboe (Active)
2
MUS 131K
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Clarinet (Active)
2
MUS 131L
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Bassoon (Active)
2
MUS 131M
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); French Horn (Active)
2
MUS 131N
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Trumpet (Active)
2
MUS 131O
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual);Trombone (Active)
2
MUS 131P
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Tuba (Active)
2
MUS 131Q
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Percussion (Active)
2
MUS 131R
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Classical Guitar (Active)
2
MUS 131U
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Saxophone (Active)
2
MUS 195
Senior Project (Active)
2
Choose at least six units:
6
MUS 140
University Jazz Band (Active)
2
MUS 141
University Symphony (Active)
2
MUS 142
University Chamber Singers (Active)
2
MUS 143
University Concert Band (Active)
2
MUS 144
University Chorus (Active)
2
MUS 145
Early Music Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 146
Chamber Music Ensemble (Active)
1
MUS 147
University Wind Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 148
Hindustani Vocal Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 149
Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 150
Brasilian Samba School (Active)
2
MUS 151
Korean Percussion Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 152
Afro-Cuban Ensemble (Active)
2
Choose at least 12 units:
12
MUS 101A
Advanced Theory, Part 1 (Active)
4
MUS 101B
Advanced Theory, Part 2 (Active)
4
MUS 102
Tonal Counterpoint (Active)
4
MUS 103
Workshop in Composition (Active)
3
MUS 105
History and Analysis of Jazz (Active)
4
MUS 106
History of Rock Music (Active)
4
MUS 107A
Introduction to Electronic Music (Active)
4
MUS 107B
Handmade Electronic Music (Active)
4
MUS 108A
Orchestration (Active)
2
MUS 108B
Orchestration (Active)
2
MUS 110A
The Music of a Major Composer: Beethoven (Active)
4
MUS 110B
The Music of a Major Composer: Stravinsky (Active)
4
MUS 110C
The Music of a Major Composer: Bach (Active)
4
MUS 110D
The Music of a Major Composer: Mozart (Active)
4
MUS 110E
The Music of a Major Composer: Haydn (Active)
4
MUS 110F
American Masters (Active)
4
MUS 110G
Music of a Major Composer: Handel (Active)
4
MUS 113
Introduction to Conducting (Active)
2
MUS 114
Intermediate Conducting (Active)
2
MUS 115
History of Film Music (Active)
4
MUS 116
Introduction to the Music of The Beatles (Active)
4
MUS 117
The Broadway Musical (Active)
4
MUS 121
Topics in Music Scholarship (Active)
4
MUS 122
Topics in Analysis and Theory (Active)
4
MUS 126
American Music (Active)
4
MUS 127
Music from Latin America (Active)
4
MUS 129A
Musics of the Americas (Active)
4
MUS 129B
Musics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent (Active)
4
MUS 129C
Musics of East and Southeast Asia (Active)
4
MUS 129D
Folk Musics of Europe (Active)
4
MUS 192
Internship in Music (Active)
1-4
MUS 198
Directed Group Study (Active)
1-5
MUS 199
Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
Track 3: Music Performance
40
MUS 123
Music as Culture (Active)
3
MUS 124A
History of Western Music: Middle Ages to 1600 (Active)
3
MUS 124B
History of Western Music: 1600-1750 (Active)
3
MUS 121
Topics in Music Scholarship (Active)
4
or
MUS 122
Topics in Analysis and Theory (Active)
4
MUS 131 (three quarters)
6
MUS 131A
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual) (Active)
2
MUS 131B
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Piano (Active)
2
MUS 131C
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Harpsichord (Active)
2
MUS 131D
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Organ (Active)
2
MUS 131E
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Violin (Active)
2
MUS 131F
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Viola (Active)
2
MUS 131G
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Cello (Active)
2
MUS 131H
Applied Study of Music; Advanced (Individual); Double Bass (Active)
2
MUS 131I
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Flute (Active)
2
MUS 131J
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Oboe (Active)
2
MUS 131K
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Clarinet (Active)
2
MUS 131L
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Bassoon (Active)
2
MUS 131M
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); French Horn (Active)
2
MUS 131N
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Trumpet (Active)
2
MUS 131O
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual);Trombone (Active)
2
MUS 131P
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Tuba (Active)
2
MUS 131Q
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Percussion (Active)
2
MUS 131R
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Classical Guitar (Active)
2
MUS 131U
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Saxophone (Active)
2
MUS 195
Senior Project (Active)
2
Choose at least 13 units:
13
MUS 140
University Jazz Band (Active)
2
MUS 141
University Symphony (Active)
2
MUS 142
University Chamber Singers (Active)
2
MUS 143
University Concert Band (Active)
2
MUS 144
University Chorus (Active)
2
MUS 145
Early Music Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 146
Chamber Music Ensemble (Active)
1
MUS 147
University Wind Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 148
Hindustani Vocal Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 149
Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 150
Brasilian Samba School (Active)
2
MUS 151
Korean Percussion Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 152
Afro-Cuban Ensemble (Active)
2
Choose at least six units:
6
MUS 101A
Advanced Theory, Part 1 (Active)
4
MUS 101B
Advanced Theory, Part 2 (Active)
4
MUS 102
Tonal Counterpoint (Active)
4
MUS 103
Workshop in Composition (Active)
3
MUS 105
History and Analysis of Jazz (Active)
4
MUS 106
History of Rock Music (Active)
4
MUS 107A
Introduction to Electronic Music (Active)
4
MUS 107B
Handmade Electronic Music (Active)
4
MUS 108A
Orchestration (Active)
2
MUS 108B
Orchestration (Active)
2
MUS 110A
The Music of a Major Composer: Beethoven (Active)
4
MUS 110B
The Music of a Major Composer: Stravinsky (Active)
4
MUS 110C
The Music of a Major Composer: Bach (Active)
4
MUS 110D
The Music of a Major Composer: Mozart (Active)
4
MUS 110E
The Music of a Major Composer: Haydn (Active)
4
MUS 110F
American Masters (Active)
4
MUS 110G
Music of a Major Composer: Handel (Active)
4
MUS 113
Introduction to Conducting (Active)
2
MUS 114
Intermediate Conducting (Active)
2
MUS 115
History of Film Music (Active)
4
MUS 116
Introduction to the Music of The Beatles (Active)
4
MUS 117
The Broadway Musical (Active)
4
MUS 121
Topics in Music Scholarship (Active)
4
MUS 122
Topics in Analysis and Theory (Active)
4
MUS 126
American Music (Active)
4
MUS 127
Music from Latin America (Active)
4
MUS 129A
Musics of the Americas (Active)
4
MUS 129B
Musics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent (Active)
4
MUS 129C
Musics of East and Southeast Asia (Active)
4
MUS 129D
Folk Musics of Europe (Active)
4
MUS 192
Internship in Music (Active)
1-4
MUS 198
Directed Group Study (Active)
1-5
MUS 199
Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
Note: A maximum of 19 units in performance courses (MUS 131, MUS 140-151) apply toward the degree; see Unit Credit Guidelines, College of Letters and Science degree requirements section. Faculty of the College of Letters and Science bylaws makes it possible for students to take more than 19 units of performance classes without those additional units counting toward the 225-unit cap on units.
 
Composition Honors Track
Units: 46-50
MUS 101A
Advanced Theory, Part 1 (Active)
4
MUS 101B
Advanced Theory, Part 2 (Active)
4
MUS 123
Music as Culture (Active)
3
MUS 124A
History of Western Music: Middle Ages to 1600 (Active)
3
MUS 124B
History of Western Music: 1600-1750 (Active)
3
MUS 103
Workshop in Composition (Active)
3
MUS 121
Topics in Music Scholarship (Active)
4
or
MUS 122
Topics in Analysis and Theory (Active)
4
MUS 131 (one year)
6
MUS 131A
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual) (Active)
2
MUS 131B
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Piano (Active)
2
MUS 131C
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Harpsichord (Active)
2
MUS 131D
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Organ (Active)
2
MUS 131E
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Violin (Active)
2
MUS 131F
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Viola (Active)
2
MUS 131G
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Cello (Active)
2
MUS 131H
Applied Study of Music; Advanced (Individual); Double Bass (Active)
2
MUS 131I
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Flute (Active)
2
MUS 131J
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Oboe (Active)
2
MUS 131K
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Clarinet (Active)
2
MUS 131L
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Bassoon (Active)
2
MUS 131M
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); French Horn (Active)
2
MUS 131N
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Trumpet (Active)
2
MUS 131O
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual);Trombone (Active)
2
MUS 131P
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Tuba (Active)
2
MUS 131Q
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Percussion (Active)
2
MUS 131R
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Classical Guitar (Active)
2
MUS 131U
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Saxophone (Active)
2
Choose at least six units:
6
MUS 140
University Jazz Band (Active)
2
MUS 141
University Symphony (Active)
2
MUS 142
University Chamber Singers (Active)
2
MUS 143
University Concert Band (Active)
2
MUS 144
University Chorus (Active)
2
MUS 145
Early Music Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 146
Chamber Music Ensemble (Active)
1
MUS 147
University Wind Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 148
Hindustani Vocal Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 149
Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 150
Brasilian Samba School (Active)
2
MUS 151
Korean Percussion Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 152
Afro-Cuban Ensemble (Active)
2
Two quarters of Music 194H for a total of at least six units resulting in a Senior thesis
6
MUS 194HA
Special Study for Honors Students (Active)
2-4
MUS 194HB
Special Study for Honors Students (Active)
2-4
Choose at least four-eight units:
4-8
MUS 102
Tonal Counterpoint (Active)
4
MUS 105
History and Analysis of Jazz (Active)
4
MUS 106
History of Rock Music (Active)
4
MUS 107A
Introduction to Electronic Music (Active)
4
MUS 107B
Handmade Electronic Music (Active)
4
MUS 107C
Computer and Electronic Music (Discontinued)
3
MUS 108A
Orchestration (Active)
2
MUS 108B
Orchestration (Active)
2
MUS 110A
The Music of a Major Composer: Beethoven (Active)
4
MUS 110B
The Music of a Major Composer: Stravinsky (Active)
4
MUS 110C
The Music of a Major Composer: Bach (Active)
4
MUS 110D
The Music of a Major Composer: Mozart (Active)
4
MUS 110E
The Music of a Major Composer: Haydn (Active)
4
MUS 110F
American Masters (Active)
4
MUS 110G
Music of a Major Composer: Handel (Active)
4
MUS 113
Introduction to Conducting (Active)
2
MUS 114
Intermediate Conducting (Active)
2
MUS 115
History of Film Music (Active)
4
MUS 116
Introduction to the Music of The Beatles (Active)
4
MUS 117
The Broadway Musical (Active)
4
MUS 121
Topics in Music Scholarship (Active)
4
MUS 122
Topics in Analysis and Theory (Active)
4
MUS 126
American Music (Active)
4
MUS 127
Music from Latin America (Active)
4
MUS 129A
Musics of the Americas (Active)
4
MUS 129B
Musics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent (Active)
4
MUS 129C
Musics of East and Southeast Asia (Active)
4
MUS 129D
Folk Musics of Europe (Active)
4
MUS 192
Internship in Music (Active)
1-4
MUS 198
Directed Group Study (Active)
1-5
MUS 199
Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology Honors Track
Units: 47
MUS 123
Music as Culture (Active)
3
MUS 124A
History of Western Music: Middle Ages to 1600 (Active)
3
MUS 124B
History of Western Music: 1600-1750 (Active)
3
MUS 121
Topics in Music Scholarship (Active)
4
or
MUS 122
Topics in Analysis and Theory (Active)
4
MUS 131 (three quarters)
6
MUS 131A
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual) (Active)
2
MUS 131B
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Piano (Active)
2
MUS 131C
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Harpsichord (Active)
2
MUS 131D
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Organ (Active)
2
MUS 131E
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Violin (Active)
2
MUS 131F
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Viola (Active)
2
MUS 131G
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Cello (Active)
2
MUS 131H
Applied Study of Music; Advanced (Individual); Double Bass (Active)
2
MUS 131I
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Flute (Active)
2
MUS 131J
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Oboe (Active)
2
MUS 131K
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Clarinet (Active)
2
MUS 131L
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Bassoon (Active)
2
MUS 131M
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); French Horn (Active)
2
MUS 131N
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Trumpet (Active)
2
MUS 131O
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual);Trombone (Active)
2
MUS 131P
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Tuba (Active)
2
MUS 131Q
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Percussion (Active)
2
MUS 131R
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Classical Guitar (Active)
2
MUS 131U
Applied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Saxophone (Active)
2
Choose at least six units:
6
MUS 140
University Jazz Band (Active)
2
MUS 141
University Symphony (Active)
2
MUS 142
University Chamber Singers (Active)
2
MUS 143
University Concert Band (Active)
2
MUS 145
Early Music Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 146
Chamber Music Ensemble (Active)
1
MUS 147
University Wind Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 148
Hindustani Vocal Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 149
Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 150
Brasilian Samba School (Active)
2
MUS 151
Korean Percussion Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 152
Afro-Cuban Ensemble (Active)
2
Two quarters of Music 194H for a total of at least six units resulting in a Senior thesis.
6
MUS 194HA
Special Study for Honors Students (Active)
2-4
MUS 194HB
Special Study for Honors Students (Active)
2-4
Choose at least 12 units:
12
MUS 101A
Advanced Theory, Part 1 (Active)
4
MUS 101B
Advanced Theory, Part 2 (Active)
4
MUS 102
Tonal Counterpoint (Active)
4
MUS 103
Workshop in Composition (Active)
3
MUS 105
History and Analysis of Jazz (Active)
4
MUS 106
History of Rock Music (Active)
4
MUS 107A
Introduction to Electronic Music (Active)
4
MUS 107B
Handmade Electronic Music (Active)
4
MUS 108A
Orchestration (Active)
2
MUS 108B
Orchestration (Active)
2
MUS 110A
The Music of a Major Composer: Beethoven (Active)
4
MUS 110B
The Music of a Major Composer: Stravinsky (Active)
4
MUS 110C
The Music of a Major Composer: Bach (Active)
4
MUS 110D
The Music of a Major Composer: Mozart (Active)
4
MUS 110E
The Music of a Major Composer: Haydn (Active)
4
MUS 110F
American Masters (Active)
4
MUS 110G
Music of a Major Composer: Handel (Active)
4
MUS 113
Introduction to Conducting (Active)
2
MUS 114
Intermediate Conducting (Active)
2
MUS 115
History of Film Music (Active)
4
MUS 116
Introduction to the Music of The Beatles (Active)
4
MUS 117
The Broadway Musical (Active)
4
MUS 121
Topics in Music Scholarship (Active)
4
MUS 122
Topics in Analysis and Theory (Active)
4
MUS 126
American Music (Active)
4
MUS 127
Music from Latin America (Active)
4
MUS 129A
Musics of the Americas (Active)
4
MUS 129B
Musics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent (Active)
4
MUS 129C
Musics of East and Southeast Asia (Active)
4
MUS 129D
Folk Musics of Europe (Active)
4
MUS 192
Internship in Music (Active)
1-4
MUS 198
Directed Group Study (Active)
1-5
MUS 199
Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
A student becomes eligible for graduation with honors by meeting the minimum GPA and course requirements established by the College of Letters and Science. To qualify for high or highest honors, students must also complete the Music Department honors program with a GPA of 3.500 or above and write a thesis or submit a portfolio that meets the criteria for high honors or highest honors. Students apply to participate in the department honors program during the latter part of their junior year. Admission to the program is based on GPA, a thesis proposal, examples of previous writing, and the recommendation of a faculty member who is willing to sponsor the student's project. Students who anticipate seeking admission to the honors program are urged to complete at least one offering of MUS 121 or MUS 122 before the end of their junior year. Interested students are urged to consult with faculty in their field early in their junior year.
 
Total: 64-85

(College of Letters and Science)

Henry Spiller, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 112 Music Building; 530-752-5537; Fax 530-752-0983; http://music.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/music-faculty

Graduate Study. The Department of Music offers programs of study and research leading to the M.A. degree in composition/theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, and conducting, and the Ph.D. degree in composition/theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Detailed information regarding graduate study may be obtained from the Graduate Advisor. 

Graduate Advisors. K. Rohde, C. Hess


(College of Letters and Science)

Henry Spiller, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 112 Music Building; 530-752-5537; Fax 530-752-0983; http://music.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/music-faculty

Graduate Study. The Department of Music offers programs of study and research leading to the M.A. degree in composition/theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, and conducting, and the Ph.D. degree in composition/theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Detailed information regarding graduate study may be obtained from the Graduate Advisor. 

Graduate Advisors. K. Rohde, C. Hess

(College of Letters and Science)

Henry Spiller, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 112 Music Building; 530-752-5537; Fax 530-752-0983; http://music.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://arts.ucdavis.edu/music-faculty

The Major Program

The Bachelor of Arts degree in music provides both a broad liberal arts education and the skills necessary to explore music through its history, composition, theory, and performance. Students majoring in music may choose from three tracks in the major: (1) composition, (2) music history, theory, and ethnomusicology, or (3) performance. After a common core of courses in the lower division, students pursue their chosen track with specialized courses leading to an appropriate senior project.

All majors are expected to complete a substantial project (composition, research presentation, recital) in the senior year (Music 195). Music majors who intend to pursue graduate studies in music are encouraged to satisfy the requirements of one of the honors programs in music.

Study Abroad and the Music Major. The department encourages students to pursue a portion of their studies abroad. In close collaboration with their undergraduate advisers, students plan a course of study abroad that complements their coursework at Davis. UC Davis Music Majors have completed upper division coursework at EAP partner institutions in Australia, England, France, Germany, and Italy; Music faculty members lead summer programs in Argentina and Austria.

The Program. A fundamental grounding in music theory, music history, and performance during the first two years of study leads to more specialized study of composition, music scholarship, or performance during the last two years of undergraduate work.

Career Alternatives. Students who graduate with a B.A. in music from UC Davis have gone on to careers as composers and performers, in academia, and in the concert, media, and computing industries. Others have continued in medicine, law and business.

Foreign Language. Students contemplating graduate study in music are advised to consider pursuing foreign language study beyond the elementary level. 

Diagnostic Exams are given before admission into MUS 006A-006B-006C. As an alternative MUS 003A-003B may be recommended. Diagnostic exams are also given for MUS 016A-016B-016C and 017A-017B-017C at the beginning of each year. Transfer students should take the Music 6 diagnostic exam given during the first class meetings.

Beginning and transfer students are required to take MUS 002A-002B-002C (Keyboard Competence) unless they can pass out of one or more of the classes by demonstrating proficiency through a diagnostic exam given at the beginning of each quarter. Students learn (1) four-part keyboard harmony in all major and minor keys; (2) moderate fluency with figured bass at the keyboard; (3) major and minor scales with proper fingering; (4) ability to sight read simple piano music and Bach chorales. 

Student Performing Activities. The Department of Music presents more than 100 concerts each year, offering performance opportunities for both majors and non-majors in the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, world music ensembles (Gamelan, Samba School, Hindustani Vocal Ensemble, Korean Drumming Ensemble) and numerous chamber ensembles. There is a close relationship with the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, where several of the ensembles are resident.

Chamber ensembles perform frequently in the popular weekly Thursday Noon Concerts. Performance groups have collaborated with the Department of Theatre and Dance in productions of musical theater and opera. Study of instruments and voice with professional performers and teachers is required of all majors. Similar opportunities exist for qualified non-majors.

Faculty and Facilities. The faculty is noted for its achievements in a variety of areas. The music scholars are active in research, writing, and performance; the music of the composers is performed and recorded nationally and internationally. The journal, 19th-Century Music, is housed in the department. 

The regular faculty is joined throughout the year by visiting Artists-in-Residence, distinguished performers who give public concerts and lectures and who work with students informally. 

The Empyrean Ensemble, a professional ensemble, is in residence at UC Davis, where it performs concerts of new music annually premieres the work of student composers.

The department's facilities include a collection of Renaissance, Baroque, and modern instruments, along with non-western instruments including a Sundanese gamelan. The arts quadrangle houses the Computer and Electronic Music Studio, practice and rehearsal rooms, and an music library with well over 12,000 CDs, several hundred videos and a collection of music reference materials. The newly-opened Ann E. Pitzer Center, next door to the Music Building, features a 399-seat state-of-the-art concert hall, six practice rooms, and four large teaching/rehearsal studios. Scores and music monographs are housed in the Peter J. Shields Library, adjacent to the Music Building. A partnership of campus libraries affords online access to more than 100,000 tracks of classical and world music by streaming audio.

Honors. A student becomes eligible for graduation with honors by meeting the minimum GPA and course requirements established by the College of Letters and Science. To qualify for high or highest honors, students must also complete the Music Department honors program with a GPA of 3.500 or above and write a thesis or submit a portfolio that meets the criteria for high honors or highest honors. Students apply to participate in the department honors program during the latter part of their junior year. Admission to the program is based on GPA, a thesis proposal, examples of previous writing, and the recommendation of a faculty member who is willing to sponsor the student's project. Students who anticipate seeking admission to the honors program are urged to complete at least one offering of MUS 121 or 122 before the end of their junior year. Interested students are urged to consult with faculty in their field early in their junior year.

Major Advisors.  A. Triest, J. McGilvray, B. Olivier

Music
Units: 22
Choose a minimum of 16 units:
16
MUS 105
History and Analysis of Jazz (Active)
4
MUS 106
History of Rock Music (Active)
4
MUS 107A
Introduction to Electronic Music (Active)
4
MUS 107B
Handmade Electronic Music (Active)
4
MUS 110A
The Music of a Major Composer: Beethoven (Active)
4
MUS 110B
The Music of a Major Composer: Stravinsky (Active)
4
MUS 110C
The Music of a Major Composer: Bach (Active)
4
MUS 110D
The Music of a Major Composer: Mozart (Active)
4
MUS 110E
The Music of a Major Composer: Haydn (Active)
4
MUS 110F
American Masters (Active)
4
MUS 110G
Music of a Major Composer: Handel (Active)
4
MUS 115
History of Film Music (Active)
4
MUS 116
Introduction to the Music of The Beatles (Active)
4
MUS 117
The Broadway Musical (Active)
4
MUS 126
American Music (Active)
4
MUS 127
Music from Latin America (Active)
4
MUS 129A
Musics of the Americas (Active)
4
MUS 129B
Musics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent (Active)
4
MUS 129C
Musics of East and Southeast Asia (Active)
4
MUS 129D
Folk Musics of Europe (Active)
4
Choose a minimum of six units:
6
MUS 140
University Jazz Band (Active)
2
MUS 141
University Symphony (Active)
2
MUS 142
University Chamber Singers (Active)
2
MUS 143
University Concert Band (Active)
2
MUS 144
University Chorus (Active)
2
MUS 145
Early Music Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 146
Chamber Music Ensemble (Active)
1
MUS 147
University Wind Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 148
Hindustani Vocal Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 149
Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 150
Brasilian Samba School (Active)
2
MUS 151
Korean Percussion Ensemble (Active)
2
MUS 152
Afro-Cuban Ensemble (Active)
2
Total: 22
Courses in MUS:
MUS 002AKeyboard Competence, Part 1 (2) Active
Performance Instruction—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 006A (can be concurrent); MUS 016A (can be concurrent); Consent of Instructor. MUS 006A and MUS 016A required concurrently. Training to meet the minimum piano requirements for the major in music. Scales and simple harmonic progressions in twelve keys, both major and minor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 002BKeyboard Competence, Part 2 (2) Active
Performance Instruction—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 002A; (MUS 006B (can be concurrent), MUS 016B (can be concurrent)); Consent of Instructor. MUS 006B and MUS 016B required concurrently. Completion of MUS 002A or demonstration of required keyboard proficiency level on diagnostic exam. Training to meet the minimum piano requirements for the major in music. Harmonic progressions, modulations and score reading at the piano. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 002CKeyboard Competence, Part 3 (2) Active
Performance Instruction—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 002B; (MUS 006C (can be concurrent), MUS 016C (can be concurrent)); Consent of Instructor. MUS 006C and MUS 016C required concurrently; completion of MUS 002B or demonstration of required keyboard proficiency level on diagnostic exam. Training to meet the minimum piano requirements for the major in music. Harmonic progressions, figured bass realization, sight reading and keyboard repertory. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 003AIntroduction to Music Theory, Part 1 (4) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Recitation—3 hour(s). Fundamentals of music theory, ear-training, harmony, counterpoint, and analysis directed toward the development of listening and writing techniques. Intended for the general student. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MUS 003BIntroduction to Music Theory, Part 2 (4) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Recitation—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 003A; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of course 3A. Development of melodic and harmonic writing skills. Basic analysis training. Intended for the general student. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 006AElementary Theory, Part 1 (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 002A (can be concurrent); MUS 016A (can be concurrent); Courses required concurrently. Development of music writing and listening skills through the study of music fundamentals, species counterpoint, harmony, analysis of repertory. Intended primarily for music majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 006BElementary Theory, Part 2 (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 002B (can be concurrent); MUS 016B (can be concurrent); Courses required concurrently. Completion of MUS 006A or demonstration of required proficiency level on diagnostic exam. Continuation of course 6A. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 006CElementary Theory, Part 3 (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 002C (can be concurrent); MUS 016C (can be concurrent); Courses 002C and 016C required concurrently. Completion of MUS 006B or demonstration of required proficiency level on diagnostic exam. Continuation of courses 6A-B. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 007AIntermediate Theory, Part 1 (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 006C; MUS 017A (can be concurrent). Homophonic music of the Classical era with a focus on analysis of music by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Composition of pieces in the homophonic forms such as minuet and trio, theme and variations, rondo and sonata. Intended for music majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 007BIntermediate Theory, Part 2 (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 007A; MUS 017B (can be concurrent). Nineteenth-century harmony and voice leading through the music of the Romantic era. Focus on analysis of music by Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Wagner, and Wolf. Composition of character pieces and songs. Intended for Music majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 007CIntermediate Theory, Part 3 (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 007B; MUS 017C (can be concurrent). Music of the first thirty years of the twentieth century and various analytical tools pertaining to it. Works of Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Berg, and others. Composition of small pieces for solo instruments, voice and piano. Intended for music majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 010Introduction to Musical Literature (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to composers and major styles of Western music. Lectures, listening sections, and selected readings. For non-majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
MUS 011Musics of the World (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Listening—1 hour(s). Survey of selected art, folk, and popular music cultures from different parts of the world. Emphasis on understanding relationship of musical style, aesthetic principles, and performance practice to wider cultural contexts. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
MUS 016AElementary Musicianship, Part 1 (2) Active
Lecture/Lab—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 002A (can be concurrent); MUS 006A (can be concurrent); MUS 002A and MUS 006A required concurrently. Melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic materials of Western music. Includes sight singing, explanations, drills, melodic/rhythmic/harmonic dictations, and listening analysis. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 016BElementary Musicianship, Part 2 (2) Active
Lecture/Lab—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 016A; (MUS 002B (can be concurrent), MUS 006B (can be concurrent)); MUS 002B and MUS 006B required concurrently. Completion of MUS 016A or demonstration of required proficiency level on diagnostic exam. Melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic materials of Western music. Includes sight singing, explanations, drills, melodic/rhythmic/harmonic dictations, and listening analysis. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 016CElementary Musicianship, Part 3 (2) Active
Lecture/Lab—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 016B; (MUS 002C (can be concurrent), MUS 006C (can be concurrent)); MUS 002C and MUS 006C required concurrently. Completion of MUS 016B or demonstration of required proficiency level on diagnostic exam. Melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic materials of Western music. Includes sight singing, explanations, drills, melodic/rhythmic/harmonic dictations, and listening analysis. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 017AIntermediate Musicianship, Part 1 (2) Active
Lecture/Lab—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 016C; MUS 007A (can be concurrent); Or demonstrate required proficiency level on diagnostic exam. Melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic materials of Western music. Includes sight singing, explanations, drills, melodic/rhythmic/harmonic dictations, and listening analysis. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 017BIntermediate Musicianship, Part 2 (2) Active
Lecture/Lab—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 017A; (MUS 007B (can be concurrent); MUS 007B required concurrently. Completion of MUS 017A or demonstration of required proficiency level on diagnostic exam. Melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic materials of Western music. Includes sight singing, explanations, drills, melodic/rhythmic/harmonic dictations, and listening analysis. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
MUS 017CIntermediate Musicianship, Part 3 (2) Active
Lecture/Lab—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 017B; Completion of MUS 017B or demonstration of required proficiency level on diagnostic exam; MUS 007C required concurrently. The melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic materials of Western music. Includes sight singing, explanations, drills, melodic/rhythmic/harmonic dictations, and listening analysis. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2006 Fall Quarter.
MUS 024AIntroduction to the History of Music I (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 006A (can be concurrent); or Consent of Instructor. History of music from the late Baroque to Beethoven. Intended primarily for majors in music. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 024BIntroduction to the History of Music II (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 024A; or Consent of Instructor. History of music from the Romantic Period to the nineteenth century. Intended primarily for majors in Music. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 024CIntroduction to the History of Music III (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 024B; or Consent of Instructor. History of music of the 20th century. Intended primarily for majors in music. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 028Introduction to African American Music (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Listening; Project (Term Project). Survey of African American music, such as spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz, theater, gospel, R&B, rap, and art music. Emphasis on historical and sociocultural contexts, as well as African roots. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, VL, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
MUS 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study for undergraduates. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 101AAdvanced Theory, Part 1 (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Lab—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 007C. Twentieth-century music from 1930 through 1950 and the various analytical tools pertaining to it. Works of Copland, Sessions, Schoenberg, Bartók, and Stravinsky. Composition of small pieces for piano and voice. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
MUS 101BAdvanced Theory, Part 2 (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Lab—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 101A. Music from 1950 to the present and the analytical tools pertaining to it. Works of Babbit, Carter, Dallapiccola, Ligeti, Messiaen, Reich and others. Composition of small pieces for ensemble. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 102Tonal Counterpoint (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Practice—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 006C; or Consent of Instructor. Imitative tonal counterpoint with an analytical focus on the Two-Part Inventions and fugues from the The Well-Tempered Klavier by J. S. Bach. Composition of exercises and short pieces using contrapuntal techniques. Intended for music majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
MUS 103Workshop in Composition (3) Active
Workshop—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 006C; or Consent of Instructor. Workshop in musical composition for undergraduates who are interested in pursuing serious compositional studies and intending to follow the composition track of the major. Course will explore the techniques and materials of musical composition. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 105History and Analysis of Jazz (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 003A or MUS 010 or MUS 028; or Consent of Instructor. Jazz and the evolution of jazz styles in historical and cultural context. For non-majors. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
MUS 106History of Rock Music (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 003A or MUS 010 or MUS 028; or Consent of Instructor. Rock and the evolution of rock styles in historical and cultural context. For non-majors. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
MUS 106History of Rock Music (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Rock and the evolution of rock styles in historical and cultural context. For non-majors. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
MUS 107AComputer and Electronic Music (3) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Limited enrollment. Studies in electronic and computer music composition. The principles and procedures of composition in various electronic media are explored through compositional exercises. Limited enrollment. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 107AIntroduction to Electronic Music (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Limited enrollment. Pass One restricted to Music and Cinema and Digital Media undergraduate students. Basics of electronic music history, techniques, and composition. Fixed media creation using field recordings. Focus on history, theory and techniques of musique concrète, elektronische musik, and related repertoire. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
MUS 107BHandmade Electronic Music (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 107A; Consent of Instructor. Hacking, bending, and creating electronic circuits to make sound. Learning to read circuit diagrams, to build prototypes, and to solder components together. Repertoire study. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
MUS 107BHandmade Electronic Music (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 107A; Consent of Instructor. Hacking, bending, and creating electronic circuits to make sound. Learning to read circuit diagrams, to build prototypes, and to solder components together. Repertoire study. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
MUS 108AOrchestration (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 006C; or Consent of Instructor. Techniques of orchestration from study of basic instrumental techniques to analysis of orchestral scores and scoring for various instrumental combinations. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 108BOrchestration (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 108A; or Consent of Instructor. Techniques of orchestration from study of basic instrumental techniques to analysis of orchestral scores and scoring for various instrumental combinations. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 110AThe Music of a Major Composer: Beethoven (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 010 or MUS 003A; or Consent of Instructor. Work of Beethoven will be studied in the context of his time and his contemporaries. Lectures, discussion/guided listening sections, and selected readings. For non-majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 110BThe Music of a Major Composer: Stravinsky (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 010 or MUS 003A; or Consent of Instructor. Work of Stravinsky will be studied in the context of his time and his contemporaries. Lectures, discussion/guided listening sections, and selected readings. For non-majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 110CThe Music of a Major Composer: Bach (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 010 or MUS 003A; or Consent of Instructor. Work of Bach will be studied in the context of his time and his contemporaries. Lectures, discussion/guided listening sections, and selected readings. For non-majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 110DThe Music of a Major Composer: Mozart (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 010 or MUS 003A; or Consent of Instructor. Work of Mozart will be studied in the context of his time and his contemporaries. Lectures, discussion/guided listening sections, and selected readings. For non-majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 110EThe Music of a Major Composer: Haydn (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 010 or MUS 003A; or Consent of Instructor. Work of Haydn in the context of his time and his contemporaries. Lectures, discussion/guided listening sections, and selected readings. For non-majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 110FAmerican Masters (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 010 or MUS 003A; or Consent of Instructor. Overview of American concert music by master composers from Charles Ives to the present. Lectures, discussion/guided listening sections, and selected readings. For non-majors. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 110GMusic of a Major Composer: Handel (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 010 or MUS 003A; or Consent of Instructor. Work of Handel in the context of his time and his contemporaries. Lectures, discussion/guided listening sections, and selected readings. For non-majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 112AJazz Fundamentals (2) Active
Lecture/Lab—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 003A C- or better; or Consent of Instructor. Concurrent enrollment with MUS 140 or MUS 146 required. Fundamentals of Jazz music theory, ear training, harmony and composition techniques. Designed to complement participation in Jazz Combo or Jazz Band. First course of a three course sequence. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
MUS 112BJazz Theory (2) Active
Lecture/Lab—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 112A C- or better; Consent of Instructor. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 140 or MUS 146 required. Intermediate level Jazz music theory, ear training, harmony, and composition techniques including improvisation. Designed to complement participation in Jazz Combo or Jazz Band. Second course of a sequence. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
MUS 112CJazz Composition (2) Active
Lecture/Lab—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 112B C- or better; Consent of Instructor. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 140 required. Jazz compositions and arranging in different styles using techniques of Jazz theory, harmony and improvisation. Third course of a sequence. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
MUS 113Introduction to Conducting (2) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 006C; or Consent of Instructor. Principles and techniques of conducting as they apply to both choral and instrumental ensembles. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 114Intermediate Conducting (2) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 113; or Consent of Instructor. Intermediate conducting with a continued focus on principles and techniques as they apply to both choral and instrumental ensembles. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 115History of Film Music (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 003A or MUS 010; or Consent of Instructor. Film music from silent films to movies of the past decade. How music supports and shapes film narrative and structure. Use of jazz, rock and classical music in film. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 115History of Film Music (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Film music from silent films to movies of the past decade. How music supports and shapes film narrative and structure. Use of jazz, rock and classical music in film. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
MUS 116Introduction to the Music of The Beatles (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Listening—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 003A or MUS 010; or Consent of Instructor. Survey of music of The Beatles, focusing on the songs of Lennon and McCartney. Emphasis on understanding their evolution as musicians, composers and cultural figures. Discussion of their musical influences in wider cultural contexts. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 116Introduction to the Music of The Beatles (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Listening—1 hour(s). Survey of music of The Beatles, focusing on the songs of Lennon and McCartney. Emphasis on understanding their evolution as musicians, composers and cultural figures. Discussion of their musical influences in wider cultural contexts. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
MUS 117The Broadway Musical (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Exploration of a variety of Broadway and film musicals from different time periods, and how musicals reflect and help create social reality, and the different aspects of the creative process as manifested through music, dance, scenery, and acting. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, VL. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
MUS 121Topics in Music Scholarship (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 006C; MUS 024C; or Consent of Instructor. Sources and problems of a historical period or musical style selected by the instructor and announced in advance. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 122Topics in Analysis and Theory (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 006C; MUS 024C; or Consent of Instructor. Analysis of works of a composer or musical style selected by the instructor and announced in advance. Consideration of theoretical issues. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 123Music as Culture (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 024C; or Consent of Instructor. Introduction to the study of music in cross-cultural perspective. Basic theories and frameworks of ethnomusicology; in-depth case studies of three musical traditions from around the world. Intended for music majors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
MUS 124AHistory of Western Music: Middle Ages to 1600 (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 024C; or Consent of Instructor. Historical survey of composers and musical styles from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 17th century. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 124BHistory of Western Music: 1600-1750 (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 124A; or Consent of Instructor. Historical survey of composers and musical styles from the late 1500s to the mid-18th century. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 126American Music (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Listening—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 010 or MUS 003A; or Consent of Instructor. Introductory survey of American musics, including Native American music, Hispanic polyphony, New England psalmody, and selected 20th-century composers and styles. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, DD, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 127Music from Latin America (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Examination of music from Latin America. Characteristic music (i.e., tango, bossa nova, salsa, musica motena, musica andina) as well as its implications in other musical genres. Taught in English or Spanish depending on instructor. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when topic differs. Not open to students who have taken SPA 171S or MUS 127S. (Same course as SPA 171.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
MUS 127SMusic from Latin America (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Examination of music from Latin America. Characteristic music (i.e. tango, bossa nova, salsa, musica motena, musica andina) as well as its implications in other musical genres. Taught in Spanish or English depending on instructor. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when content differs. Not open to students who have taken SPA 171 or MUS 127. (Same course as SPA 171S.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
MUS 129AMusics of the Americas (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 011 or MUS 003A or MUS 010; or Consent of Instructor. Survey of music cultures from North, Central, and South America, including the Caribbean, with emphasis on the role of music in society and on the elements of music (instruments, theory, genres and form, etc.). Introduction to ethnomusicological theory, methods, approaches. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, DD, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 129BMusics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 011 or MUS 003A or MUS 010; or Consent of Instructor. Survey of music cultures with special emphasis on the role of music in society and on the elements of music (instruments, theory, genres and form, etc.). Introduction to ethnomusicological theory, methods, approaches. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 129CMusics of East and Southeast Asia (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 011 or MUS 003A or MUS 010; or Consent of Instructor. Survey of music cultures from Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia, with special emphasis on the role of music in society and on the elements of music (instruments, theory, genres and form, etc.). Introduction to ethnomusicological theory, methods, approaches. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 129DFolk Musics of Europe (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 011 or MUS 003A or MUS 010; or Consent of Instructor. Survey of folk musics from all of Europe, with emphasis on the role of music in society and on the elements of music (instruments, genres, form, etc.). Introduction to ethnomusicological theory, methods, approaches. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130AApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Voice (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Voice. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130BApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Piano (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Piano. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130CApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Harpsichord (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Harpsichord. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130DApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Organ (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Organ. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130EApplied Study of Music: Advanced: Violin (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Violin. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130FApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Viola (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Viola. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130GApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Cello (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Cello. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130HAppied Study of Music: Advanced; Double Bass (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Double Bass. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130IApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Flute (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Flute. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130JApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Oboe (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Oboe. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130KApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Clarinet (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Clarinet. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130LApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Bassoon (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Bassoon. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130MApplied Study of Music: Advanced; French Horn (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; French Horn. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130NApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Trumpet (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Trumpet. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130OApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Trombone (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Trombone. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130PApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Tuba (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Tuba. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130QApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Percussion (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section; Percussion. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 130RApplied Study of Music: Advanced; Classical Guitar (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Class instruction, arranged by section. Offered as demand indicates. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 131AApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual) (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in voice. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 131BApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Piano (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Piano. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131CApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Harpsichord (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Harpsichord. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
MUS 131DApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Organ (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Organ. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131EApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Violin (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Violin. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131FApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Viola (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open to Music majors only; admission by audition. Individual instruction in Viola. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
MUS 131GApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Cello (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Cello. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131HApplied Study of Music; Advanced (Individual); Double Bass (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Double Bass. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131IApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Flute (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Flute. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131JApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Oboe (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Oboe. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131KApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Clarinet (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Clarinet. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131LApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Bassoon (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Bassoon. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131MApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); French Horn (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in French Horn. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131NApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Trumpet (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Trumpet. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131OApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual);Trombone (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Trombone. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131PApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Tuba (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Tuba. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131QApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Percussion (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Percussion. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131RApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Classical Guitar (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Individual instruction in Classical Guitar. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 131UApplied Study of Music: Advanced (Individual); Saxophone (2) Active
Performance Instruction—0.5 hour(s); Independent Study—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open to Music majors only; admission by audition. Individual instruction in Saxophone. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 132Singing for Actors (1) Active
Performance Instruction—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Elements of basic singing techniques, through selected exercises, vocalises, and songs. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 140University Jazz Band (2) Active
Rehearsal—2 hour(s); Practice. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Open to students in any major. rehearsal, study, and performance of jazz band music and full variety of jazz band style, including swing, be-bob, and contemporary jazz styles. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
MUS 141University Symphony (2) Active
Rehearsal—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Open to any student in the University whose proficiency meets the requirements of concert performance. Sight-reading, rehearsal and performance of music from the orchestral literature. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 142University Chamber Singers (2) Review all entries Historical
Rehearsal—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Rehearsal and performance of works for small choral group. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 142University Chamber Singers (2) Review all entries Active
Rehearsal—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Rehearsal and performance of works for small choral group. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
MUS 143University Concert Band (2) Active
Rehearsal—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Open to any student in the University whose proficiency meets the requirements of concert performance. Rehearsal and performance of music for band. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 144University Chorus (2) Active
Rehearsal—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Open to any student in the University. Rehearsal and performance of choral music. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 145Early Music Ensemble (2) Active
Rehearsal—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Rehearsal and performance of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music for vocal ensemble and historical instruments. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 146Chamber Music Ensemble (1) Active
Rehearsal—2 hour(s); Practice—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Admission by audition. Open to any student in the University whose proficiency meets the requirements of concert performance. Study, rehearsal, and performance of ensemble music for strings, winds, voice, piano, harpsichord, and organ. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 147University Wind Ensemble (2) Active
Rehearsal—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Rehearsal, study, and performance of a full variety of wind ensemble music; and to have students share their work in public performances. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 148Hindustani Vocal Ensemble (2) Active
Rehearsal—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Basics of Hindustani music through theory and practice. Fundamentals of raga (mode) and tala (rhythms) with special emphasis on improvisation, a central feature of khyal (singing style). Five ragas each quarter. May be repeated up to 6 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 149Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble (2) Active
Rehearsal—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Indonesian music practice. Basic instrumental technique and repertory. Focus on two styles of Sundanese gamelan (tuned percussion orchestras): salendro and degung. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 150Brasilian Samba School (2) Active
Rehearsal—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Practice of Brasilian music. Basic instrumental technique and repertory. Focus on the percussion traditions of Rio de Janeiro and Bahia. May be repeated up to 6 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 151Korean Percussion Ensemble (2) Active
Rehearsal—2 hour(s); Listening—2 hour(s); Practice—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Class size limited to 20 students. Practice of Korean percussion styles. Basic instrumental technique and repertory. Focus on the percussion traditions of samulnori and basic concepts of p'ungmul. May be repeated up to 6 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 152Afro-Cuban Ensemble (2) Active
Performance Instruction—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Performance of African derived folkloric music of Cuba. Basic instrumental technique and repertory. Focus on percussion and song traditions from Havana, Matazas and Santiago, Cuba. May be repeated up to 6 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
MUS 192Internship in Music (1-4) Active
Internship—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor or academic advisor. Student must submit a written proposal to an appropriate Music Department instructor. Internship outside the university related to music. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 194HASpecial Study for Honors Students (2-4) Active
Independent Study—6-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 007C; MUS 123; Consent of Instructor. Open only to students who qualify for the honors program and admission to music Senior Honors Program. Preparation and presentation of a culminating project, under the supervision of an instructor, in one of the creative or scholarly areas of music. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 194HBSpecial Study for Honors Students (2-4) Active
Independent Study—6-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 194HA; and Consent of Instructor. Open only to students who qualify for honors program and admission to Music Senior Honors Program. Preparation and presentation of a culminating project, under the supervision of an instructor, in one of the creative or scholarly areas of music. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 195Senior Project (2) Active
Project (Term Project)—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 007C; MUS 123; Consent of Instructor. Preparation of a senior project in music composition (public presentation of a new work), in music performance (a public recital), or in music history and theory (public presentation of research results). (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study for advanced undergraduates. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 202Notation (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Open to graduate students in music; advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Study of musical notation; investigation of techniques for editing Medieval and Renaissance music. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 203Music Composition (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Open to graduate students in music; advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Technical projects that explore compositional problems, the skill and techniques with which to solve them, and free composition. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 204Advanced Conducting (3) Active
Tutorial—2 hour(s); Practice. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Open to graduate students in conducting. Technical aspects of conducting and the broader issues in music history and analysis that conductors must face before leading a rehearsal or performance. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 207Advanced Electronic and Computer Music (4) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MUS 107A; MUS 107B; MUS 107C; Consent of Instructor. Advanced composition of computer and electronic music. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 210AProseminar in Music (Theory and Analysis) (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Open to graduate students in music; advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Voice-leading analysis of tonal music derived from Schenker and pitchclass set theory. Recent work on compositional design, generalizations of the concept of interval, psychologically oriented music theory, and theories of durational structure and timbre. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 210BProseminar in Music (Musicology and Criticism) (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Open to graduate students in music; advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Issues and concepts of music history, including performance practice questions for specific repertoires and periods; principles, aims, and methods of archival study; historical theory; evolution of musical styles; philosophical debates about goals and aims of the discipline in general. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 210CProseminar in Music (Ethnomusicology) (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Open to graduate students in music; advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Introduction to ethnomusicology through its intellectual history, theoretical approaches, analytical techniques, and methodologies. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 212Ethics of Musical Ethnography (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Fieldwork. Open to graduate students in music. Advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Role, methodology, perception, and assumptions of the ethnomusicologist in ethnographic scholarship. Examination of complex ethical and political questions in relation to practical fieldwork techniques. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 213Transcription and Notation (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Open to graduate students in music. Advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Practical instruction in the transcription and analysis of primarily non-Western musics. Analytical and theoretical issues, the politics of representation, and the cultural values and ideologies implicit in notation. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 214Recent Issues in Ethnomusicology (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Open to graduate students in music; advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Issues, schools of thought, and basic literature in ethnomusicology from the 1980s to present. Emphasis on theory and methodology. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 221Topics in Music History (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Open to graduate students in music; advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Studies in selected areas of music history and theory. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 222Techniques of Analysis (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s). Open to graduate students in music; advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Analysis and analytical techniques as applied to music of all historical style periods. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
MUS 223Topics in Ethnomusicology (4) Active
Seminar—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Open to graduate students in music. Advanced undergraduates with consent of instructor. Intended for graduate students in Music; Anthropology students may enroll with consent of instructor. In-depth ethnomusicological studies of selected cultures and their musics; study of historical, theoretical, contextual, and cultural features. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
MUS 299Individual Study (1-12) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
MUS 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1998 Winter Quarter.