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Undergrad 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.

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Course Information for 2021/2022

 

Fall 2021 Audition Information:

 

MUS 32/32v/132/132v Auditions:

Important Note: Mus 32/32v/132/132v private instruction courses are ONLY offered to declared Music Majors with a Performance Emphasis. Additionally, these courses are audition-based. Students who are approved to take these courses are required to commit to 3 consecutive quarters (1 full academic year). Please see below for information regarding the auditions for FALL 2021:

Piano: Auditions will be conducted Sept. 27th, 2021 from 2p - 4p in CPMC 331 with Prof. Aleck Karis. Please prepare the following:

  • 4 - Octave scale
  • Key of your choosing and
  • 2 or (preferably) 3 contrasting pieces from different time periods

Please contact Katara Conroy to schedule your audition. 

Vocals: Auditions will be conducted Sept. 23rd, 2021 1p - 4p in CPMC 264 with Prof. Susan Narucki. Please prepare the following:

  • (2) Short contrasting pieces
  • Make sure to bring a copy of the music for the accompanist
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your audition time. 

Please contact Katara Conroy to schedule your audition. 

Percussion: Auditions will be conducted Sept 22nd, 2021 from 1p - 4p with Prof. Michael Jones. Please prepare the following:

  • Snare Drum piece
  • Two Mallet piece
  • Four Mallet piece

Please Note: If you do not have instruments for the audition, please reach out to Prof. Jones directly for further instruction.

Please contact Katara Conroy to schedule your audition. 

Flute: Auditions will be conducted by request ONLY. Please reach out to Prof. Wilfrido Terrazas for more information.

Bass: Auditions will be conducted virtually. Please prepare the following by Oct. 1st, 2021 and send it to Prof. Kathryn Schulmeister:

  • A performed piece of your choice
  • Required: PDF version of your score

Violin: Auditions will be conducted virtually. Please prepare the following by Oct. 1st, 2021 and send it to Prof. Erik Carlson:

  • 2 Contrasting pieces

 

Fall 2021 Ensemble Audition Information

 

Chamber Orchestra (Mus 95E) -- Prof. Erik Carlson

Auditions will be conducted virtually. Please prepare the following by Oct. 1st, 2021 and send it to Prof. Erik Carlson:

  • 2 Contrasting pieces

Jazz Chamber Ensemble (Mus 95JC) -- Instructor Kamau Kenyatta

Audtions will be conducted on request basis. Please reach out to Prof. Kenyatta for more information regarding auditions: kkenyatta@ucsd.edu

Chamber Singers Ensemble (Mus 95K) -- Instructor Barbara Byers

Auditions will be conducted on request basis. Please reach out to Prof. Byers for more information regarding auditions: blbyers@ucsd.edu

Wind Ensemble (Mus 95L) -- Instructor Michael Jones

Auditions will be conducted at the 1st class meeting on Thursday, Sept. 23rd, 2021 at 7p at WARREN East. 

Chamber Music (Mus 130) -- Instructor Takae Ohnishi

Auditions will be conducted virtually. Please send Prof. Ohinshi (2) contrasting pieces to her email: tohnishi@ucsd.edu

Jazz Theory and Improv (Mus 137ABC) -- Instructor Kamau Kenyatta

Auditions will be conducted on request basis. Please reach out to Prof. Kenyatta for more information regarding auditions: kkenyatta@ucsd.edu

 

** 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.