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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

Lei Liang

December 2019

Driven by Realities of Climate Change, Composer Lei Liang Receives Classical Music’s Top Honor

Nathaniel Haering

November 2019

Graduate Student Nathaniel Haering Awarded Residency Prix CIME 2019

Susan Narucki

November 2019

Susan Narucki Nominated for Grammy for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

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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