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Music

A minor in music teaches you to explore and understand the history, theory, and performance of music. Your professors and lecturers are active researchers and performing musicians, who regularly have works performed, published and recorded around the globe. Students work closely with prominent Artists-in-Residence who give concerts throughout their year-long tenure.

You'll also have the chance to perform with our symphony orchestra, band, chorus, world music ensembles, and a variety of smaller ensembles. Department facilities include an extensive collection of historical and modern European musical instruments, non-western instruments, and an excellent CD and video library.

Requirements: 

Recommended:

        Choose one of the following course series:

  • MUS 003A-003B Inroduction to Music Theory (8 units)
  • MUS 010 Introduction to Musical Literature (4 units)
    • Or MUS 011 Musics of the World (4 units)

22 units

    Choose at least 16 units from the following courses (16 units)​

    • MUS 105 History and Analysis of Jazz (4 units)
    • MUS 106 History of Rock Music (4 units)
    • MUS 107A Introduction to Electronic Music (4 units)
    • MUS 107B Handmade Electronic Music (4 units)
    • MUS 110A The Music of a Major Composer: Beethoven (4 units)
    • MUS 110B The Music of a Major Composer: Stravinsky (4 units)
    • MUS 110C The Music of a Major Composer: Bach (4 units)
    • MUS 110D The Music of a Major Composer: Mozart (4 units)
    • MUS 110E The Music of a Major Composer: Haydn (4 units)
    • MUS 110F American Masters (4 units)
    • MUS 110G Music of a Major Composer--Handel (4 units)
    • MUS 115 History of Film Music (4 units)
    • MUS 116 Introduction to the Music of The Beatles (4 units)
    • MUS 117 The Broadway Musical (4 units)
    • MUS 126 American Music (4 units)
    • MUS 127 Music from Latin America (4 units)
    • MUS 129A Musics of the Americas (4 units)
    • MUS 129B Musics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent (4 units)
    • MUS 129C Musics of East and Southeast Asia (4 units)
    • MUS 129D Folk Musics of Europe (4 units)

    Choose at least 6 units from the following courses (6 units)

    • MUS 140 University Jazz Band (2 units)
    • MUS 141 University Symphony (2 units)
    • MUS 142 University Chamber Singers (2 units)
    • MUS 143 University Concert Band (2 units)
    • MUS 144 University Chorus (2 units)
    • MUS 145 Early Music Ensemble(2 units)
    • MUS 146 Chamber Music Ensemble (1 units)
    • MUS 147 University Wind Ensemble (2 units)
    • MUS 148 Hindustani Vocal Ensemble (2 units)
    • MUS 149 Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble (2 units)
    • MUS 150 Brasilian Samba School (2 units)
    • MUS 151 Korean Percussion Ensemble (2 units)
    • MUS 152 Afro-Cuban Ensemble (2 units)

    Total = 22 units

     

    Minor Advisor

    Julie McGilvray
    jmcgilvray@ucdavis.edu
    (530) 752-6244