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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School of Music Mourns the Passing of Musicology Visionaries
Frank D’Accone and Marie Louise Martinez Göllner both passed away in 2022. Each had a pivotal role building the department of musicology at UCLA during their long tenures at UCLA, which spanned the 1970s to the 1990s.
Meet Herman Luis Chavez, Undergraduate Commencement Speaker 2022
A chance encounter with the music of Bolivian composer Atiliano Auza León changed the trajectory of Herman Luis Chavez’s life.
Student musicians join Arturo O’Farrill, Cornel West and Mariachi Los Camperos on stage
The concert celebrated more than 30 years of intercultural musical partnership between UCLA and Mexico
Robert M. Stevenson Lecture with Nadine Hubbs: "Country-Loving Mexican Americans: Inevitable Fandom and Dual Patriotism among Mexican American Country Music Lovers."
Oct 18 Tue
talksRobert M. Stevenson Lecture with Nadine Hubbs: "Country-Loving Mexican Americans: Inevitable Fandom and Dual Patriotism among Mexican American Country Music Lovers."
Country music has been strongly associated with Anglo-white Americans, but changing racial-ethnic understandings are rapidly redefining the genre. Hubb’s fieldwork with Mexican American country music lovers in California and Texas illuminates the historical and cultural perspectives by which these fans understand not that country music offers belonging, but that it belongs to, Mexican Americans, and
Oct 21 Fri
lectures-symposia, talksHear + Việt + Film, a Symposium on Music in Trans-Vietnamese Film
Hear + Việt + Film: a Symposium on Trans-Vietnamese Music in Film is a two-day event bringing together scholars, filmmakers, and composers for a critical reassessment of music in Vietnamese film. Featuring lecture panels, film screenings, and Q&A sessions, the event seeks to bridge transnational as well as transdisciplinary perspectives on this global medium. It
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