The Department of Music at the University of California, Davis, offers a curriculum based on a synthesis of music scholarship, performance, and composition. Undergraduate majors can pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, focusing their studies in either performance, composition and theory, or history. Candidates for a Doctor of Philosophy degree can specialize in the fields of composition and theory, musicology, or ethnomusicology. The department also offers a master’s emphasis in conducting. A distinguished faculty serve undergraduate and graduate students. Many of the department’s graduates successfully continue their education in the best graduate schools and move into a variety of related careers. Department resources include a diverse collection of instruments and facilities, such as an extensive music library and an electronic music studio.
For individual faculty or staff members, advisers, or graduate students, please see the directory on our People section. If you have a question about the undergraduate major in Music, please refer to our Undergraduate section.
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Main Office Hours
Room 112, Music Building
Monday through Friday, 8:30-5:00 pm
Closed until August 1. Also closed on weekends and holidays.
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