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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

Welcome to Professor Shana Redmond!

A brilliant mind, meticulous researcher, visionary theorist, and long-time activist and community organizer, to me, it felt like the molecular structure of the Department of Musicology became more complete and stronger when Professor Shana Redmond joined us in the middle of 2016. READ MORE

The 15th Annual Robert Stevenson Lecture: Peter Manuel, "Caste Revolution in Punjabi Popular Music"

Dr. Peter Manuel has written extensively about popular and traditional musics of India, the Caribbean, and elsewhere. On May 11th, he will give our 15th Annual Robert Stevenson Lecture on Caste Revolution in Punjabi Popular Music: From “Proud Son of a Landlord” to “Proud Son of an Untouchable”. READ 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
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. READ MORE