Shannon McGarry
Assistant Dean

Shannon McGarry’s appointment as the School’s inaugural Assistant Dean began in July 2016.  Shannon is a UCLA alumna with over 18 years of service on campus.  She began her UCLA career at the Luskin School of Public Affairs and held program management positions at Luskin and the UCLA Graduate School of Education before moving to the Social Science Division of the College of Letters and Science where she has served as a Chief Administrative Officer for both the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.  Shannon is a passionate advocate and serves on various campus leadership committees. In her spare time, she trains for endurance races. Shannon is an endurance athlete having completed 25 marathons, various ultra races, triathlons, and is an Ironman finisher.

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Conducting
Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
Ethnomusicology
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
Jazz performance and musicianship courses are paired with African American Studies
Music Composition
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a B.A. and teaching credential in just four years
Music History & Industry
Combining Musicology and the Music Industry minor for practical hands-on training with the study of music within the context of different societies, cultures, and theories
Music Industry
Industry professionals and UCLA faculty prepare students for music-related careers
Musicology
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music
Music Performance Jazz
A highly selective M.M. program in partnership with the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz