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Welcome to the UC San Diego Department of Music!

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Concerts & Events Calendar

View upcoming Department of Music concerts and events

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Watch Live

Watch livestreams of Department of Music concerts taking place in the Conrad Prebys Music Center.

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Undergraduate Course Information

Music Majors can choose a course track with an emphasis in Composition, Performance, Jazz, Technology and Literature. Non-majors can take courses if they satisfy prerequisites, and audition for ensembles.

Course Information

UC San Diego Music is now recruiting for the following faculty positions:

Part-time Lecturer in Persian Music


Assistant Professor of Composition


Assistant Professor - Music of the African Diaspora


In the News

King Britt Tyshawn Sorey

December 2021

UC San Diego Music Assistant Teaching Professor King Britt's collaborative album with Tyshawn Sorey included in Pitchfork's "The Best Jazz and Experimental Music of 2021"

Anna Thorvaldsdottir

December 2021

Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Ph.D. '11 receives the award for Large Scale Composition at The Ivor's Composer Award

Sang Song

November 2021

Composer and UC San Diego Music Ph.D. Candidate Sang Song announced as one of fourteen composers selected to receive 2021 Fromm commissions from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University