Dear Alumni and Friends:
Welcome to the Department of Musicology! You may be here because you majored or minored in Music History, and/or completed a minor in the Music Industry; perhaps you had a powerful experience reading, writing, and thinking about music in one of our General Education courses on opera, rock'n'roll, electronic dance music, Mozart, or any of the myriad kinds of music from the medieval to the postmodern that we study, teach, and perform. Maybe you participated in the department's Early Music Ensemble, or are the (rightly) proud possessor of a Ph.D. in Musicology. Some may be trying make contact with the Historical Musicology section of the Music Department. Others may simply have an interest in musical scholarship and becoming a Friend of Musicology at UCLA. If so, you're in the right place!
The current Musicology Department began as a section within UCLA's original Department of Music, in what was once called the UCLA College of Fine Arts; it has for almost thirty years now been a separate department of the UCLA Division of Humanities. For the last five years, Musicology has been one of three music-related departments at UCLA aligned under the banner of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Through all these changes, the department's mission has continued: as we now phrase it, "to foster transformative critical thinking about music and musical practices." READ MORE->