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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 2019/2020

In the News

Prebys Chair Concert Review

January 31, 2020

Review: UCSD’s Rand Steiger makes magic with computers and soloists — plus two young composers to watch

Susan_Narucki (PC - John Gastaldo / Union-Tribune)

January 25, 2020

Grammy contender Susan Narucki delighted to be nominated alongside Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X

Kartik Seshadri

January 23, 2020

Sitar virtuoso Pandit Kartik Seshadri return from a thunderous tour of India after performing for some of the most prestigious festivals

Now Hiring

LSOE in Jazz and Music of the African Diaspora

The Department of Music at the University of California San Diego invites applications for an Associate Teaching Professor (formally “Lecturer With Security of Employment”) in the area of Jazz and Music of the African Diaspora to begin July 1, 2020. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate and tenure-paralleling security of employment. Individuals in this role are expected to provide outstanding teaching and educational leadership, and to engage in professional activity and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university.

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Associate or Full Professor in Composition

The Department of Music at the University of California San Diego seeks an accomplished and innovative composer to be appointed with tenure at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2020. We value a broadly conceived aesthetic approach, investment in research, and dedication to the advancement and appreciation of music-making and the contemporary arts. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate departmental curriculum and bring a commitment to organizational and administrative tasks.

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Concert & Events Calendar

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