Music PhD in Musicology

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Musicology

The graduate program in musicology offers rigorous and broad training in the intellectual history of the field. Students benefit from collaboration with faculty and students in ethnomusicology and composition, and also from opportunities to take occasional seminars at other UC campuses. Ratings a few years ago by the National Research Council identified us as one of the strongest departments in the country.

Recent seminars have included such diverse topics as cover songs, improvisational practices, opera and national identity, and the music of Debussy. Completed dissertations have included studies of music and culture in the 16th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Many students have gone on to good jobs, including the University of Texas at San Antonio, and recent hires at the University of New Mexico, Florida State University, and our own department (Professor Carol Hess).

The small size of our graduate program allows close relationships between students and advisers. Davis is considered by many to be an ideal college town: 65,000 inhabitants, 80,000 bicycles, and many great places to meet your colleagues in the evening. Berkeley can be reached by car, train, or library shuttle. San Francisco is, depending on traffic, 75-90 minutes away. The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts is one of the great concert venues in North America.

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