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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, all advising will be conducted virtually. We will be conducting Virtual Advising Appointments and Virtual 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:

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

Monday: 9:00A - 10:30A and 1:30P - 2:30P
Tuesday: 9:00A - 11:00A and 1:30P - 2:30P
Wednesday: 1:30P - 2:30P

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.

 

Virtual Walk-InsVirtual Walk-Ins are dedicated for questions that can be easily discussed within several minutes.

Please find the link for Virtual Walk-Ins herehttps://ucsd.zoom.us/j/93891547183?pwd=MVFtVzlySjI5bVZpNzh2MVAzTFJYdz09

Passcode: 703013
Thursday: 1:30P - 2:30P

Proficiency Exams and Petitions

FALL 2021 - 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. Please see below:

Prof. Alex Stephenson will be conducting the Mus 1 Series Proficiency Exam during Office Hours on Tuesday Sept. 27th from 1p - 2p in CPMC 245 and Thursday, Sept. 29th from 1p - 2p in CPMC 166. Please reach out to him directly to schedule your exam: a7stephe@ucsd.edu

Prof. Shaoai Zhang will be conducting the Mus 1 Series Proficiency Exam virtually via CANVAS. Please reach out to her directly for scheduled time: shz333@ucsd.edu

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

 

Music 2: The proficiency exam for Music 2 (Basic Musicanship) is given individually for each course in the sequence. There is a MUS 2A exam, a 2B exam and a 2C exam. This course is intended for music majors but the department will allow non-majors to enroll after taking the proficiency exam and if there are seats available during Week 1 after all music majors have enrolled. 

Exams will be held during the first class meeting on Sept. 23rd at 9:30a to 10:50a virtually on CANVAS/Zoom with Prof. Stephanie Richards. Please see below:

Topic: MUS2 Proficiency Test
Time: Sep 23, 2021 09:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/8987098709

Please attend the first day of class, whether you are registered or not. However, new transfer students should enroll in MUS 101A, and also take the proficiency exam for the 2 series, to determine if tutoring would be needed in 101A.

You can find more information regarding the Mus 2 Series Proficiency Exam by clicking HERE

PLEASE NOTE:

All students who have enrolled in the course is REQUIRED to complete the Mus 2 Series Proficiency Exam no matter their experience level. 

 

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. Exams will be given virtually. To schedule the exam, please reach out to Prof. Takae Ohnishi directly.

 

*If you do not see information regarding your desired audition/course, please reach out to the instructor directly.

**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]". 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 2021-2022

2022 Important Dates

Event  Date
Winter Quarter begins Monday, Jan. 3rd, 2022
Instruction begins Monday, Jan. 3rd, 2022
Deadline to Add or re-enroll End of Week 2: Friday, Jan. 14th, 2022
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday Monday, Jan. 17th, 2022
Deadline to Change Grading Option End of Week 4: Friday, Jan. 28th, 2022
Deadline to Change Units End of Week 4: Friday, Jan. 28th, 2022
Deadline to Drop Courses without "W" End of Week 4: Friday, Jan. 28th, 2022
Deadline to Drop Courses with "W" End of Week 6: Friday, Feb. 11th, 2022
Presidents' Day Holiday Monday, Feb. 21st, 2022
Instruction ends Friday, March 11th, 2022
Finals Week Saturday, March 12th, 2022-Saturday, Mar. 19th, 2022
Deadline to file for "Removal of Grade Incomplete" from previous quarter Saturday, March 19th, 2022
Winter Quarter ends Saturday, March 19th, 2022
Deadline to request grade of "Incomplete" Monday, March 21st, 2022
Spring Quarter begins Wednesday, March 23, 2022
César Chávez Holiday Friday, March 25th, 2022
Instruction begins Monday, March 28th, 2022
Deadline to Add or re-enroll End of Week 2: Friday, April 8th, 2022
Deadline to Change Grading Option End of Week 4: Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Deadline to Change Units End of Week 4: Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Deadline to Drop courses without "W" End of Week 4: Friday, April 22nd, 2022
Deadline to Drop courses with "W" End of Week 6: Friday, May 6th, 2022
Memorial Day observance Monday, May 30th, 2022
Instruction ends Friday, June 3rd, 2022
Finals Week Saturday, June 4th, 2022-Friday, June 10th, 2022
Deadline to file for "Removal of Grade Incomplete" from previous quarter Friday, June 10th, 2022
Spring Quarter ends Friday, June 10th, 2022
Commencement programs Saturday, June 11th, 2022-Sunday, June 12, 2022
Deadline to request grade of "Incomplete" Thursday, June 16th, 2022

 

 

Upcoming Holiday Schedule

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

Holiday Date
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday Monday, Jan. 17th, 2022
Presidents' Day Holiday Monday, Feb. 21st, 2022
César Chávez Holiday Friday, March 25th, 2022
Memorial Day observance Monday, May 30th, 2022

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 Advisor

Katara Conroy
CPMC 195
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Office Hours, Spring 2022

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (In Office): 7:30a-4:00p

Tuesday and Friday (Remote): 7:30a-4:00p

*All Advising will be conducted VIRTUALLY. Please schedule an appointment through your Virtual Advising Center (VAC).