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About Department of Music

The Department of Music at the University of California, Davis, offers a curriculum based on a synthesis of music scholarship, performance, and composition. Undergraduate majors can pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, focusing their studies in either performance, composition and theory, or history. Candidates for a Doctor of Philosophy degree can specialize in the fields of composition and theory, musicology, or ethnomusicology. The department also offers a master’s emphasis in conducting. A distinguished faculty serve undergraduate and graduate students. Many of the department’s graduates successfully continue their education in the best graduate schools and move into a variety of related careers. Department resources include a diverse collection of instruments and facilities, such as an extensive music library and an electronic music studio, as well as the new Ann E. Pitzer center, with a state-of-the-art recital hall and applied instruction rooms.