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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

Now Hiring Part-time Lecturer in Persian Music

The Department of Music at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are seeking applicants for lecturer positions in the field of Persian Music for the 2021-2022 academic year. Appointments will be part-time. Positions available beginning Winter Quarter 2022.


In the News

Kathryn Schulmeister headshot

October 2021

Bassist and UC San Diego Music doctoral candidate Kathryn Schulmeister selected as one of the 2021-2022 fellows for the UC San Diego Arts and Community Engagement initiative

Anthony Davis

September 2021

The Metropolitan Opera to stage Pulitzer Prize winning composer and UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Music Anthony Davis' “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X”

David Borgo

September 2021

Fall arts preview 2021: Musician David Borgo on how ‘music always touches us’