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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

Alice Teyssier and Anna Thorvaldsdottir

December 2020

Soprano Alice Teyssier, D.M.A. '17 and composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Ph.D. '11 are featured in The New York Times's "The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020"

Donald Liang and Terry Feng

December 2020

This Week @ UC San Diego features "Library of Dreams" by UC San Diego Music undergraduate students Donald Liang and Terry Feng

Collage of Anthony Davis, Steven Schick, Susan Narucki, Chinary Ung and Lei Liang

December 2020

The San Diego Union-Tribune recaps the numerous 2020 accomplishments by San Diego musicians, including esteemed UC San Diego Music faculty

Concert & Events Calendar

View upcoming Department of Music concerts and events

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