MUSIC COMPOSITION (Bachelor of Arts)

The Music Department offers B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the composition of classical concert music and music for film and visual media (the visual media degree is not currently accepting applicants).

PREPARATION FOR THE MAJOR

Level 3 of French, German, Italian, or Spanish – To be satisfied by a level 3 college course or placement examination.                                                                                                                                        

    Units

Music M10ABC

Intro to Music: History, Culture, Creativity  12
Music 20ABC Music Theory I, II, III    
Note: Grade of “C-” or better required for each course
9
Music 60A-65  Undergraduate Instruction in Performance             12
Music C90A-N, C90Q-90S Performance Organizations – as assigned by the Chair or 
designated faculty member (utilizing student’s major instrument)     
12
     
   
    Units 
Music  120ABC                     Music Theory IV, V, VI
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
12
Music 140ABC History and Analysis of Western Music 
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
15
Music 104A or 104B Counterpoint 3
Music 106AB
Orchestration I, II
8
Music 116 Introduction to Conducting 2
Music 123ABC Composition 12
Music 124A or B Scoring 4
Music C176 Electronic Music Composition 4
Electives To be selected from any upper division ethnomusicology, music, or
music history courses. 
8
A senior recital of at least thirty minutes of original music is required.

 

 

UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED UNITS: 68

TOTAL LOWER DIVISION and UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED UNITS: 113

In addition to major requirements, School of the Arts and Architecture (SoAA) students must satisfy SPAA’s requirements.

For more information regarding SOAA requirements, contact Student Services in Broad 2200.

 

 

 

                                               

                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC EDUCATION (Bachelor of Arts)

The UCLA Department of Music, in conjunction with the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education--the only music education program in the UC system.  Students can earn a California Subject Matter Waiver in music and complete their teaching credential during the senior year of undergraduate studies. The program prepares future music educators to teach in traditional school music programs, cultivates dispositions that encourage innovation and change in the profession, and nurtures socially responsible practices in the classroom and community.  This is the only music education program at a public university in California where it is possible to earn a teaching credential as part of a four year undergraduate degree program.  Interested students should contact Frank Heuser and Lily Chen in the UCLA Department of Music.

PREPARATION FOR THE MAJOR

Level 3 of French, German, Italian, or Spanish – To be satisfied by a level 3 college course or placement examination.

    Units
Music M10ABC      Intro to Music: History, Culture, Creativity
Note: Grade of “C-” or better required for each course 
12
Music 20ABC Music Theory I, II, III
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
9
Music 60A-65 Undergraduate Instruction in Performance 12
Music C90A-N, C90Q-90S Performance Organizations – as assigned by the Chair or
designated faculty member (utilizing student’s major instrument)
12
Music Education Concentration      18 
THE MAJOR
    Units
Music 120ABC Music Theory IV, V, VI
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
12
Music 140ABC History and Analysis of Western Music
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
15
Music 101 Senior Seminar: Music Curriculum Design and Evaluation 2
Music 110A Learning Approaches in Music Education 4
Music 110B Musicality and Creativity in Childhood 4
Music 110C Comparative Study of Choral Music Education 4
Music 110D Comparative Study of Instrumental Music Education 4
Music 114A Study of Instrumental and Vocal Techniques: High Strings 
Music 114B Study of Instrumental and Vocal Techniques: Low Strings  1
Music 115A Study of Instrumental Techniques: Woodwinds 2
Music 115B Study of Instrumental Techniques: Brass 2
Music 116 Introduction to Conducting 2
Music 117 Study and Conducting of Instrumental and Choral Literature 2
Music 119A Vocal Techniques for Music Education 3
Music 119B Western and World Percussion Pedagogy 3
Music 119C Jazz and Technology Pedagogy 3
Music 160A-165 Instruction in Performance 6
Required Senior Recital    


UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED UNITS: 70

TOTAL UPPER DIVISION AND LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED UNITS: 121

In addition to major requirements, School of the Arts and Architecture (SoAA) students must satisfy SOAA’s requirements.

For more information regarding SOAA requirements, contact Student Services in Broad 2200.

 

                                                                    

                                                                        

                                                                                      

                                                                                       

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION (Bachelor of Arts)

Those seeking a professional performance career in classical music can do so through the Department of Music, which offers a B.A degree in performance. Music students have a range of performance opportunities throughout the year.  In addition to participating in at least one of the department's more than 20 ensembles, all students specializing in performance present both junior and senior recitals and perform in the department's noon concert series.

PREPARATION FOR THE MAJOR

Level 3 of French, German, Italian, or Spanish – To be satisfied by a level 3 college course or placement examination.

    Units
Music M10ABC     Intro to Music: History, Culture, Creativity
Note: Grade of “C-” or better required for each course 
12
Music 20ABC Music Theory I, II, III
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
9
Music 60A-65 Undergraduate Instruction in Performance 12
Music C90A-N, C90Q-90S Performance Organizations – as assigned by the Chair or
designated faculty member (utilizing student’s major instrument)
12

THE MAJOR
    Units
Music 120ABC Music Theory IV, V, VI
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
12
Music 140ABC  History and Analysis of Western Music
Note: Grade of “C” or better required for each course
15 
Music 160A-165 Instruction in Performance 12
Music C175 Chamber Ensembles  4
Electives  To be selected from any upper division ethnomusicology, music, or 
music history courses.
8
Required Junior and Senior Recitals   


UPPER DIVISION REQUIRED UNITS: 51

TOTAL UPPER DIVISION AND LOWER DIVISION REQUIRED UNITS: 96

  
   

In addition to major requirements, School of the Arts and Architecture (SOAA) students must
satisfy SOAA’s requirements.

For more information regarding SOAA requirements, contact Student Services in Broad 2200.

                                     

                

                  

 

 

 

Information

Admissions

Performance Ensemble Auditions

Theory Placement

The theory placement exam for incoming undergraduate students will take place Monday, September 29th at 10am in SMB 1344.
Students must bring their BruinCards.

New Undergraduate Student Orientation Meeting

All incoming freshmen and transfer students are invited to the new student orientation meeting. This will be an opportunity to meet other incoming music students, faculty and staff, and learn more about policies and procedures for the year. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 1st in SMB 1325 at 2pm.

Scholarships

Departmental scholarships are given at the beginning of each academic year. All continuing students must submit a completed Continuing Scholarship Application Form the first week of March in order to renew their departmental scholarships.

For more information, contact Brenda Galvez in SMB 1642A.

Competitions

The Music Department holds the following competitions each year:

  • The Mimi Alpert Feldman Award (graduate students only): Applications available in early fall quarter.
  • The Benno Rubinyi Piano Competition (non-graduating undergraduate students only): Applications available in early spring quarter.
  • The Walter Jurmann Voice Competition: Applications available in early spring quarter.
  • Concerto Competitions in Piano, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion (alternating years): Applications available in early fall and early winter quarter.
  • The Henry Mancini Award for Composition of Music for Motion Pictures and Television Films: Applications available in early spring quarter.
  • The Herbert H. Wise Award for Composition and Conducting: Applications available in early spring quarter.
  • The Stanley Wilson Award in Composition and Brass Performance: Applications available in early spring quarter.

 

Additionally, the SoAA allows students to apply for the School of the Arts and Architecture Dean’s Awards, the Elaine Krown Klein Fine Arts Scholarships, the Fine Arts Trust Award, and UCLA Affiliates Scholarships.

Forms

Music Facilities Services Fee (MFSF) Form (practice rooms and lockers)

 

 

Change of Major Petition

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