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Commencement 2017

The Department of Musicology would like to wish our graduating seniors and doctoral candidates a warm congratulations! It has been a pleasure working with all of you, and we hope you and your families and guests will join us to celebrate your achievements at the Herb Alpert School of Music's Inaugural Commencement on June 16, 2017 at 4pm. Click for more info.

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Faculty

In November 2014, a new opera, La Paloma y el Ruiseñor; Los Últimos días de Ángela Peralta (The Dove and the Nightingale; the Last Days of Angela Peralta), with a libretto by Musicology Professor Mitchell Morris, premiered at the Teatro Ángela Peralta in Mazatlán, Mexico, as part of the Festival Cultural Mazatlán. The event involved an international team, including Emeritus Professor of Music Roger Bourland (composer), Professor of Music Peter Kazaras (workshop director), Plácido Domingo, Jr. (translator), and Scott Dunn (conductor). Here, Professor Morris takes his bows with Penélope Luna and other members of the cast.

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Graduate Students

Our graduate students, in addition to conducting research, performing, teaching, and working in the community, appear regularly and prominently at national and international conferences, speaking on topics ranging from popular music to classical traditions, from musicals and film music to opera and concert music, and from medieval music to—electronic dance music. Here, Tiffany Naiman and Mike D’Errico DJ at the American Musicology Society’s Annual Dance at its national meeting in November 2014.

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Research

Faculty and Students in Musicology conduct research on all aspects of music and musicking, from all ages and across a wide range of practices. Here, Jeroen Gevers studies documents at the Getty Museum as part of a 2010 seminar with Professor Nina Eidsheim.

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Our graduate students, in addition to conducting research, performing, teaching, and working in the community, appear regularly and prominently at national and international conferences, speaking on topics ranging from popular music to classical traditions, from musicals and film music to opera and concert music, and from medieval music to—electronic dance music. Here, Tiffany Naiman and Mike D’Errico DJ at the American Musicology Society’s Annual Dance at its national meeting in November 2014.

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Interdisciplinary Conferences

The Department of Musicology has hosted many international and interdisciplinary conferences, including “Voice Studies Now” in January 2015, co-organized by Nina Eidsheim (pictured). Other conference topics have included Popular Music, Wagner, Opera and Politics in the Ancien Régime, the String Quartet, the American Musical, A New Codicology for the Middle Ages, Haydn, Eighteenth-century Spain, and Scriabin.

Department of Musicology News

Conference: American Culture and the Jewish Experience in Music

The inaugural event of the school’s Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music, the program includes UCLA musicologists Robert Fink, Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris and Holley Replogle-Wong. Discussions and performances will illustrate how the inventiveness and flexibility of American culture provided unprecedented opportunities for Jewish artists to thrive across musical genres, Nov. 5-7. LEARN MORE

Musicology Professor Reveals Truth Behind Lack of Punk on Campus

Daily Bruin talks to Professor Jessica Schwartz about whethe punk is dead on campus and why. LEARN MORE

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music establishes Center for Musical Humanities

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has created the Center for Musical Humanities to advance interdisciplinary interest in music and the humanities across the university. Administered by the school of music, the new center has an advisory board that includes faculty from a broad range of disciplines, including music; the humanities; social sciences; theater, film and television; and the arts and architecture. READ MORE