The Musicology minor is designed for students who seek to combine the humanistic study of music with a major concentration in another area. The minor is a sequence of seven academic courses, of which two must be lower division or GE courses in Musicology, two must be upper division courses in Musicology, and three more can be chosen from selected upper division offerings in Ethnomusicology, Music, and Musicology. There is no performance requirement for the Musicology minor.
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Transfer Student Blazes Trails for Others
Antonio Estrada dreamed of going to a big university, big in every way. Raised in Sacramento, Estrada was encouraged by his parents to be the first in his family to graduate from college. After trying out several different pathways in community college, he decided on a career in music and applied to transfer to UCLA.
Distinguished Musicologist Joins Faculty
Joy H. Calico, a musicologist whose groundbreaking scholarly work on twentieth-century European music has frequently challenged received wisdom, will join The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. “I look forward to working with the excellent graduate students in musicology and collaborating with new colleagues in the School of Music and across campus, such as librarians
Doctoral Student Lily Shababi Wins Ingolf Dahl Award
When Lily Shababi began her doctoral training in musicology at UCLA, her research mainly concerned American experimental art music of the late twentieth century. But a fascination with the niche world of hyperpop changed her direction. “Adjusting to living in LA and starting grad school can be difficult,” said Shababi. “And so I immersed myself
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