Department of Music

The Department of Music at UCI is a dynamic center of excellence that has at its heart the mission of the University of California as a public-serving institution. The expertise of our faculty spans a wide range of music stylistically, chronologically, and geographically including Persian music, Jazz, Karnatic music and South Indian dance; African-American music, the historic silk road, European art music from the 17th century to the present, popular music, hip-hop, electronic music, and music technology. We equip students with the skills necessary to understand a wide variety of musical practices, and to interrogate musical material and modes of research through an array of critical lenses. Our undergraduate degrees (B.A. and B.Mus.) offer strong foundations in both practical and intellectual approaches to music, and allow our students to develop skills to think critically about music. Our graduate programs provide students with the opportunity to work closely with scholars, performers, and creative practitioners of international standing, while also encouraging independent practice and research.



Read about what’s happening with members of the UCI Music community.
Alumni of the Department of Music
Are you an alumni of the Department of Music? Stay in touch.
Giving to the Department of Music
We welcome your support of the Department of Music. Learn about the various ways of giving to the School of the Arts Music fund.
Practice Rooms
The Department of Music provides practice rooms for Music majors at UCI.
Musicians for Hire
The Department of Music is often asked to provide references for events and private lessons. We can help direct your request to appropriate faculty and students.
Facilities and Technology
Learn about the buildings, venues and technology located on campus at the Department of Music.
Performance Opportunities
Want to perform with an ensemble at UCI Music? Learn more about how you can gain admission to a music ensemble.
Job Vacancies
See what opportunities are available at the Department of Music.
Summer Academies
Summer Academies in the Arts offer experienced high school or transfer arts students the chance to experience life as an undergraduate arts major. The Music program instructs students in best practices for college and professional audition processes in the music field.