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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 for 2020/2021

New Faculty: Marcos Balter

The UC San Diego Department of Music is proud to announce that distinguished composer Marcos Balter will become the newest member of our composition faculty in July 2020.

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Marcos Balter

New Faculty: Kamau Kenyatta

Distinguished pianist/soprano saxophonist/composer and Grammy-winning producer Kamau Kenyatta to join the UC San Diego Department of Music Faculty as Teaching Professor in July 2020.

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Kamau Kenyatta

In the News

screenshot of kris johnson big band

November 2020

New compositions by UC San Diego Music faculty Kamau Kenyatta, arranged by Kris Johnson and performed by the Kris Johnson Big Band to premiere at the UC San Diego Founders Live event

Mark Dresser playing the bass

November 2020

Bass players offer soothing music on Election Day through Deep Tones for Change mini-concert series organized by UC San Diego Professor of Music Mark Dresser and N.Y. bassist William Parker

Stephanie Richards

November 2020

An audio introduction to UC San Diego Associate Professor of Music Stephanie Richards with The Wire

Concert & Events Calendar

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