UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Music

Department of Music
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts
Music 1315
Telephone: (805) 893-5672
Website: http://www.music.ucsb.edu
Department Chair: Scott Marcus


 
Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Arts

Students pursuing the bachelor of arts in music must meet the General Education requirements for the bachelor of arts degree set by the College of Letters and Science. The following courses may be taken for 1-2 units in the major per quarter by B.A. music students: Music 25, 26A-E, 27A-D, 28A-E, 29, 33, 108, 125, 126A-E, 127A-D, 128A-E, 129, and 133. The upper-division courses in this list may only be taken after passing the appropriate sophomore audition or composition portfolio. Any such courses improperly enrolled in may not be applied to the upper-division major. A grade of at least a C- is required from placement-point onwards in all courses in the Music 4A-F, 5A-F and 31A-F sequences in order to proceed to the next course in each sequence and to complete each sequence. (Course F must also be completed with a grade of C- or better). All upper-division music courses that require any course in the Music 4A-F sequence and/or any course in the Music 5A-F sequence as prerequisites requires that these prerequisites be passed with a grade of C- or better or that the student have been placed into a higher course in the sequence or out of the sequence entirely in the placement tests conducted by the Department of Music. Music 12 is a prerequisite for the upper-division Music 112 series. A grade of at least C- is required in Music 12 in order to enroll in the Music 112 series.

Bachelor of Arts—Music Studies (Requirements - PDF)

Bachelor of Arts—Music Studies—Ethnomusicology Emphasis (Requirements - PDF)

Bachelor of Arts—Music Studies—Interdisciplinary Studies of Music Emphasis (Requirements - PDF)

Bachelor of Arts—Music Studies—Western Art Music Emphasis (Requirements - PDF)

Bachelor of Music

The bachelor of music degree is open by audition to specially qualified students in performance and composition. Students seeking admission to a bachelor of music performance emphasis are required to pass an entrance audition in their desired emphasis (instrument or voice) in order to determine their eligibility. Entrance scholarships may be awarded to selected students demonstrating outstanding talent and proficiency at the entrance auditions. Information and dates of the entrance auditions may be obtained from the music undergraduate advisor in the Department of Music office. Students must meet the General Education Program requirements for the bachelor of music degree set by the College of Letters and Science. Completion of one (or more) of the following emphases will be noted on the student’s official transcript, but will not appear on the diploma. For all emphases except guitar and voice, knowledge of German, French or Italian to level three is highly recommended by the end of the sophomore year. Knowledge of Spanish to level three is highly recommended for the guitar emphasis. Knowledge of Italian to level three is required for the voice emphasis, along with knowledge of French or German to level three. Junior and senior recitals may not be given until the appropriate recital audition (or composition portfolio) has been reviewed by the faculty area committee appropriate to the emphasis and approved by at least two members of the committee, as signed on forms provided by the music undergraduate advisor. Except where specified in the description of requirements for individual B.M. emphases, the following courses may be taken for 1-2 units per quarter: Music 25, 26A-E, 27A-D, 28A-E, 29, 33, 108, 125, 126A-E, 127A-D, 128A-E, 129, and 133.

The upper-division courses in this list, whether applied to the B.M. emphasis or otherwise, may only be taken after passing the appropriate sophomore audition or composition portfolio. Any such courses improperly enrolled in may not be applied to the upper-division major. A grade of at least a C- is required from placement point onwards in all courses in the Music 4A-F, 5A-F and 31A-F sequences in order to proceed to the next course in each sequence and to complete each sequence. (Course F must also be completed with a grade of C- or better). All upper-division music courses that require any course in the Music 4A-F sequence and/or any course in the Music 5A-F sequence as prerequisites requires that these prerequisites be passed with a grade of C- or better or that the student have been placed into a higher course in the sequence or out of the sequence entirely in the placement tests conducted by the Department of Music. Music 12 is a prerequisite for the upper-division Music 112 series. A grade of at least C- is required in Music 12 in order to enroll in the Music 112 series.

Bachelor of Music—Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Composition, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin and Voice Emphases (Requirements - PDFs)

Minor—Music (Requirements - PDF)

Students majoring in other disciplines are able to pursue an interest in music at a less intensive level than the major by completing a minor in music. The wide diversity of courses offered by the Department of Music is well suited to cater to varied interests such as vocal or instrumental music study, composition, music history, music theory, and ethnomusicology.