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A.B. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
27-45
Music 6A, 6B, 6C 9
Plus Music 2A, 2B, 2C (0-6)*
And Music 16A, 16B, 16C (0-6)*
Music 7A, 7B, 7C 9
Plus Music 17A, 17B, 17C (0-6)*
Music 24A, 24B, 24C 9
* May be excused by diagnostic examination at the beginning of each quarter.
Depth Subject Matter
40-43
Choose upper division courses from one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Music Composition 42
Music 123, 124A, 124B 9
Music 121 or 122 4
Music 131 (three quarters) 6
Music 195 2
At least 6 units selected from: Music 140-151 6
Music 101A, 101B 8
Music 103 3
At least 4 further units selected from:
Music 102, 105, 106, 107A, 107B, 108A, 108B, 110A-G, 113, 114, 115, 116, 121, 122, 126, 129A-D, 192, 198, 199 4
Track 2: Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology 43
Music 123, 124A, 124B 9
Music 121 and/or 122 8
Music 131 (three quarters) 6
Music 195 2
At least 6 units selected from: Music 140-151 6
At least 12 further units selected from: Music 101A, 101B, 102, 105, 106, 108A, 108B, 110A-G, 113, 114, 115, 116, 121, 122, 126, 129A-D, 192, 198, 199 12
Track 3: Music Performance 40
Music 123, 124A, 124B 9
Music 121 or 122 4
Music 131 (three quarters) 6
Music 195 2
At least 13 units selected from: Music 131, 140-151 13
At least 6 further units selected from:
Music 101A, 101B, 102, 105, 106, 108A, 108B, 110A-G, 113, 114, 115, 116, 121, 122, 126, 129A-D, 192, 198, 199 6
Total Units for the Major
64-85
Note: A maximum of 19 units in performance courses (Music 131, 140-151) apply toward the degree; see Unit Credit Guidelines, College of Letters and Science degree requirements section. Faculty of the College of Letters and Science bylaws makes it possible for students to take more than 19 units of performance classes without those additional units counting toward the 225-unit cap on units:
Composition Honors Track 46-50
Music 101A, 101B 8
Music 123, 124A, 124B 9
Music 103 3
Music 121 or 122 4
Music 131 (one year) 6
At least six units selected from: Music 140-151 6
Two quarters of Music 194H for a total of at least six units resulting in a Senior thesis 6
At least four-eight further units from: Music 102, 105, 106, 107A, 107B, 107C, 108A, 108B, 110A-G, 113, 114, 115, 116, 121, 122, 126, 129A-D, 192, 198, 199 4-8
Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology Honors Track 47
Music 123, 124A, 124B 9
Music 121 and/or 122 8
Music 131 (three quarters) 6
At least 6 units selected from: Music 140-151 6
Two quarters of Music 194H for a
total of at least 6 units resulting in a Senior thesis 6
At least 12 further units selected from: Music 101A, 101B, 102, 105, 106, 108A, 108B, 110A-G, 113, 114, 115, 116, 121, 122, 126, 129A-D, 192, 198, 199 12
A student becomes eligible for graduation with honors by meeting the minimum GPA and course requirements established by the College of Letters and Science. To qualify for high or highest honors, students must also complete the Music Department honors program with a GPA of 3.500 or above and write a thesis or submit a portfolio that meets the criteria for high honors or highest honors. Students apply to participate in the department honors program during the latter part of their junior year. Admission to the program is based on GPA, a thesis proposal, examples of previous writing, and the recommendation of a faculty member who is willing to sponsor the student's project. Students who anticipate seeking admission to the honors program are urged to complete at least one offering of Music 121 or 122 before the end of their junior year. Interested students are urged to consult with faculty in their field early in their junior year.
Major Advisers. C. Reynolds (A-F), A. Triest (G-M), L. San Martin (N-Z)

Minor Program Requirements:

 
UNITS
Music
22
A minimum of 16 units of upper division Music courses 16
Courses chosen from: Music 105, 106, 107A, 107B, 110A-G, 115, 116, 126, 129A-D
A minimum of six units in upper division music performance courses 6
Courses chosen from: Music 140-151
Foreign Language. Students contemplating graduate study in music are advised to consider pursuing foreign language study beyond the elementary level.
Diagnostic Exams are given before admission into Music 6A-6B-6C. As an alternative Music 3A-3B may be recommended. Diagnostic exams are also given for Music 16A-16B-16C and 17A-17B-17C at the beginning of each year. Transfer students should take the Music 6 diagnostic exam given during the first class meetings.
Beginning and transfer students are required to take Music 2A-2B-2C (Keyboard Competence) unless they can pass out of one or more of the classes by demonstrating proficiency through a diagnostic exam given at the beginning of each quarter. Students learn (1) four-part keyboard harmony in all major and minor keys; (2) moderate fluency with figured bass at the keyboard; (3) major and minor scales with proper fingering; ability to sight read simple piano music and Bach chorales.
Student Performing Activities. The Department of Music presents more than 100 concerts each year, offering performance opportunities for both majors and non-majors in the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, world music ensembles (Gamelan, Samba School, Hindustani Vocal Ensemble, Korean Drumming Ensemble) and numerous chamber ensembles. There is a close relationship with the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, where several of the ensembles are resident.
Chamber ensembles perform frequently in the popular weekly Thursday Noon Concerts. Performance groups have collaborated with the Department of Theatre and Dance in productions of musical theater and opera. Study of instruments and voice with professional performers and teachers is required of all majors. Similar opportunities exist for qualified non-majors.
Faculty and Facilities. The faculty is noted for its achievements in a variety of areas. The music scholars are active in research, writing, and performance; the music of the composers is performed and recorded nationally and internationally. The journal, 19th-Century Music, is housed in the department.
The regular faculty is joined throughout the year by visiting Artists-in-Residence, distinguished performers who give public concerts and lectures and who work with students informally.
The Empyrean Ensemble, a professional new music ensemble, is in residence at UC Davis, where it annually premieres the work of student composers. The American Bach Soloists, an ensemble of professional singers and instrumentalists specializing in music of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, is affiliated with the Department of Music.
The department's facilities include a large collection of Renaissance, Baroque, and modern instruments, along with non-western instruments including a Sundanese gamelan. The arts quadrangle houses the Computer and Electronic Music Studio, practice and rehearsal rooms, and an music library with well over 12,000 CDs, several hundred videos and a collection of music reference materials. The newly-opened Ann E. Pitzer Center, next door to the Music Building, features a 399-seat state-of-the-art concert hall, six practice rooms, and four large teaching/rehearsal studios. Scores and music monographs are housed in the Peter J. Shields Library, adjacent to the Music Building. A partnership of campus libraries affords online access to more than 100,000 tracks of classical and world music by streaming audio.
Graduate Study. The Department of Music offers programs of study and research leading to the M.A. degree in composition/theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, and conducting, and the Ph.D. degree in composition/theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Detailed information regarding graduate study may be obtained from the Graduate Adviser.
Graduate Advisers. K. Rohde, C. Hess
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