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Academic Advising

Please make sure to check your UC San Diego email regularly for ALL updates as much is subject to change. To ensure the safety of all involved, we ask that you wear your mask while in instructional settings and while in In-Person Advising appointments. We will be conducting Virtual Advising Appointments and Walk-Ins.

** Please Note: We only allow a 5 minute grace period for tardiness. You will NOT be seen after this grace period and will need to reschedule. 

 

Please see Expected Response Times for specific requests below:

Virtual Advising Center (VAC) – 2-3 Business days after submission
EASy Request – 5 Business days after submission
Declaring a Minor – 5 Business days after submission
Undergraduate Student Petition – 2 Business days after submission. We review on Thursdays. It can take up to a business week to receive a decision. 
Double Major – Review starts during Week 4. You will receive a decision 5 Businesses days after submission. 
SAP and Unit Limit Extension – 2-5 Business days after submission.  

 

Please see the following schedule:

** No Virutal Advising or Walk-Ins will be conducted until after Week 2. If you have any inquiries please make sure to utilize your Virtual Advising Center (VAC).

Virtual Advising AppointmentsPlease schedule your Virtual Advising Appointments via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC):  

FA22 Virtual Advising Appointment Schedule:
Tuesdays: 9:00A - 11:30A
     1:30P - 2:30P
Thursday: 9:00A - 11:30A

FA22 Walk-In Advising Schedule:
Mondays: 1:30P - 2:30P
Thursday: 1:30P - 2:30P
** Walk-In Advising is first come first serve. There may be a significant wait time. If you have questions, you can also reach out to us thourgh the Virtual Advising Center or you can find your answer on here on the Music Department Website. **

Current UC San Diego students should contact advising through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). No academic advising is conducted through email for current students. Prospective students, please email: mus-ug@cloud.ucsd.edu

Please note, Virtual Advising Appointments are dedicated to assisting students with the following:

  • Double Major Petitions
  • Quarter by Quarter Plans
  • Degree Audit Checks
  • Degree Planning and Major Concerns

To ensure that you make the best out of our time, come prepared with courses that you are interested in and all forms completed.

Proficiency Exams and Petitions

FALL 2022 - Proficiency Exams:

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Proficiency exams are required of all students wishing to Test Out of the Music 1 series, Music 2 series and Music 2K series.
  • Students who test out of a course or sequence will NOT earn course credit/units. Testing out merely fulfills prerequisite requirements.
  • MUS 2 Series is REQUIRED for all Music Majors.

 

Music 1: The proficiency exam for Music 1 (Fundamentals of Music) is given individually for each course in the sequence. There is a MUS 1A exam, a 1B exam and a 1C exam.

MUS 1A, MUS 1B and 1C exams are administered with each instructor

Each exam must be completed within 40 minutes. This course sequence is intended for non-music majors.

Berk Schneider: Exam will take place on September 19th, 2023 at 10am. Students will be tested on basic scales and rhythm sheets. Students must be prepared to sing/repeat notes as the instructor plays on a Midi Keyboard.

For more information, please message the instructor directly at bwschnei@ucsd.edu.

Ashley Zhang: Exam will take place on September 20th, 2023  at 2pm in CPMC 145. Students will be tested on the musical alphabet, scales, key signatures, circle of fifths, intervals and triads.

For more information, please message the insturctor directly at shz333@ucsd.edu.

Music 2: Exam will take place on September 20th, 2022 at 1pm in CPMC 136.

The MUS 2 series proficiency exam exists to assess the level of incoming experience for all students hoping to either take or pass out of the 2 series.

All students interested in the MUS 2 sequence are required to take the exam, regardless of prior experience. If you have advanced prior knowledge, you will either be admitted to a later series of the course (2B, 2C) or be passed directly into MUS 101A. Regardless of prior experience, you are still required to take the exam.

If you are new to music theory with no prior music theory experience, you must still take the exam in order for the instructor to assess incoming levels of experience.

There is no need to “study” in advance of this proficiency exam. It is an ear-training based exam, proctored live, and will cover a range of topics from hearing basic intervals, chord qualities, scales qualities, inversions, modes, basic chord progressions, cadences and 2-note dictations.

For more information, please message the insturctor directly at encarlson@ucsd.edu

Music 2K: All students planning to test out of Music 2K (Basic Keyboard) must take a proficiency exam for each course. Each exam tests students on all three courses of that series.

*If you do not see information regarding your desired course, please reach out to the instructor directly at takaeohnishi@gmail.com.

**All information is subject to change. Please check our website regularly for up to date information.

 

Petitions

Students who would like to petition a course to the Music Department must submit the following:

  1. An Undergraduate Student Petition form
  2. Course syllabus

Petitions can be submitted to the Undergrad Music Email: mus-ug@cloud.ucsd.edu with the Subject of "Student Petition: [Insert Your Name] [Insert PID]". The department will review the petition starting 5 business days after it was received and will determine whether the course meets the department's requirements and will approve or deny the petition on that basis. Please allow a business week for your decision to be processed. Please know that our office begins reviewing Double Major Petitions starting Week 4 of every quarter.

PETITIONING ENSEMBLES

The Music Department does not allow students to petition ensembles. Music majors who are required to fulfill the 3 quarter ensemble requirement will be required to do so by participating in UC San Diego ensembles.

Important Dates

New Students 2022-2023

** Information is in the process of being updated

2022 Important Dates

Event  Date
Fall Quarter begins
Instruction begins
Deadline to Add or re-enroll
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday
Deadline to Change Grading Option
Deadline to Change Units
Deadline to Drop Courses without "W"
Deadline to Drop Courses with "W"
Presidents' Day Holiday
Instruction ends
Finals Week
Deadline to file for "Removal of Grade Incomplete" from previous quarter
Winter Quarter ends
Deadline to request grade of "Incomplete"
Spring Quarter begins
César Chávez Holiday
Instruction begins
Deadline to Add or re-enroll
Deadline to Change Grading Option
Deadline to Change Units
Deadline to Drop courses without "W"
Deadline to Drop courses with "W"
Memorial Day observance
Instruction ends
Finals Week
Deadline to file for "Removal of Grade Incomplete" from previous quarter
Spring Quarter ends
Commencement programs
Deadline to request grade of "Incomplete"

 

 

Upcoming Holiday Schedule

**Please Note: The Music Dept. will be CLOSED on these dates. 

Holiday Date
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday
Presidents' Day Holiday
César Chávez Holiday
Memorial Day observance

Important Resources and Links

Application for Graduation

Declaring a Minor

Declaring a Major

Double Major Petition Process

EASy Request

Enrollment & Registration Calendar

Intranet 

Provides Music Department policies and downloadable department forms (i.e. Key Request, Lockers, Practice Rooms, Equipment Checkout)

Major/Minor Tool

Music Courses

Office for Students with Disabilities

OSD Department Liaison: Katara Conroy, Undergraduate Advisor, CPMC 195 (AFA letters must be on file with the department in order to receive accommodations).

Online Key Request for Music Majors and students in the following courses: MUS 2ABC, 2AK, 2BK, 2CK, 32, 32V, 95B, 95D, 95E, 95JC, 95K, 95L, 101ABC, 102, 106, 130, 131, 132, 132V, 134, 137, 43 and 143.

Schedule an Appointment

Study Abroad

Triton Link

UCSD General Catalog

Undergraduate Student Petition

Virtual Advising Center (VAC)

WebReg

What Can You Do with a Music Degree?

Zoom Capabilities

Learning Objectives

Newsletter Archive

Advising Team

Please make sure to check your UC San Diego email regularly for ALL updates as much is subject to change. To ensure the safety of all involved, all advising will be conducted virtually. We will be conducting Virtual Advising Appointments and Virtual Walk-Ins.

Please see Expected Response Times for specific requests below:

Virtual Advising Center (VAC) – 2-3 Business days after submission
EASy Request – 5 Business days after submission
Declaring a Minor – 5 Business days after submission
Undergraduate Student Petition – 2 Business days after submission. We review on Thursdays. It can take up to a business week to receive a decision. 
Double Major – Review starts during Week 4. You will receive a decision 5 Businesses days after submission. 
SAP and Unit Limit Extension – 2-5 Business days after submission.  

Undergraduate Coordinator

Katara Conroy
CPMC 195

Student Services Assistant

Alex Gomez
Front Desk
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Virtual Advising AppointmentsPlease schedule your Virtual Advising Appointments via the Virtual Advising Center (VAC):  

FA22 Virtual Advising Appointment Schedule:
Tuesdays: 9:00A - 11:30A
    1:30P - 2:30P
Thursday: 9:00A - 11:30A

FA22 Walk-In Advising Schedule:
Mondays: 1:30P - 2:30P
Thursday: 1:30P - 2:30P
** Walk-In Advising is first come first serve. There may be a significant wait time. If you have questions, you can also reach out to us thourgh the Virtual Advising Center or you can find your answer on here on the Music Department Website. **

Current UC San Diego students should contact advising through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). No academic advising is conducted through email for current students. Prospective students, please email: mus-ug@cloud.ucsd.edu