Musicology Plus a
Major Concentration

Current UCLA Student interested in the Musicology Minor?

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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.

Shana Redmond, Professor of Global Jazz Studies and Musicology, Contributes to Award-Nominated Documentary About Harlem and Music
Redmond lent her voice to a four-part documentary series titled “By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of ‘Godfather of Harlem,’” which was recently nominated for a 2021 NAACP Image Award.
Supporting Women and Gender Non-Binary Faculty in the School of Music
In spring 2021, Professor Elisabeth Le Guin, esteemed faculty member within the Departments of Music and Musicology, will assume a critical new role as Special Assistant to the Inaugural Dean for Faculty Development and Gender Equity.
School of Music Welcomes New Faculty
This fall, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will welcome Jan Berry Baker, David Kaplan and Catherine Provenzano to its stellar roster of faculty.
Apr 15 Thu
3:00pm
Free
lectures-symposia
It Takes a Village: Redefining Stereotypes and Creating Opportunity out of Necessity
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is proud to welcome trombonist and conductor Isrea Butler, who is the Music Department Chair at North Carolina Central University and co-founder of the Gateways Brass Collective, a professional brass quintet dedicated to serving minority students that is sponsored by Conn-Selmer.
Zoom
Apr 15 Thu
5:00pm
Free
lectures-symposia
Hear / Now / Then / There: Subversion, Sound, and the Queer Underground
The final event in the Hear / Now / Then / There lecture series features Jasmine Nyende, a Ugandan and African American fiber artist and educator, in a lively conversation about music and performance art.
Zoom
Apr 30 Fri
9:00am
Free
lectures-symposia
Music Performance Studies Today: "21st-Century Pianism: Retrospection, New Directions, and Interpretative Communities"
Panelists explore: How a pianist might navigate various “interpretative communities” of the core repertory when dealing with varying politics of taste? How might a pianist listen to and theorize about past recordings to reinvigorate today’s performance approaches? What are ways a pianist might introduce compositional changes to existing works to reboot the core performing repertory?
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