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Faculty      
Benjamin, Duane Roberto Miranda    
Kenny Burrell,
Director, Jazz Studies
Barbara Morrison    
Justo Almario James Newton
Interim Director, Jazz Studies
   
Clayton Cameron Hitomi Oba    
Charley Harrison Charles Owens    
Tamir Hendelman Ruth Price    
Wolf Marshall Bobby Rodriguez    
Eddie Meadows Michele Weir    
       

Plan of Study

Freshman Sample Plan of Study (pdf)

Transfer Sample Plan of Study (pdf)

Capstone (Final Project Requirement)

Students must fulfill a final project requirement (capstone) through the performance of a senior recital. 
Students must enroll in Ethnomusicology 186 (Senior Recital) during Spring quarter of their senior year.
See Recital Guidelines for more information.

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS (30 units)   Units
(M6A/B/C) - Introduction to Musicianship (C- or better required in each course)   2/2/2
(71A-I) - Instruction in Jazz Performance   2/2/2/2/2/2
(91A-91Z or 92) - World Music Performance Organizations   2/2/2/2/2/2
TOTAL LOWER DIVISION UNITS REQUIRED   30
     
UPPER DIVISION COURSES (68 units)    
(M110A and M110B) - African American Musical Heritage   5/5
(M111) - Ellingtonia   4
(C122A/B/C) - Jazz Styles and Analysis   4/4/4
(127A/B/C) - Jazz Keyboard Harmony I, II, III   2/2/2
(129A/B/C) - Jazz Theory and Improvisation   2/2/2
(171A-I) - Instruction in Advanced Jazz Performance   2/2/2/2/2/2
(177 and/or 161T) - Jazz Combo/Jazz Orchestra   2/2/2/2/2/2
(186) - Senior Recital or Project   2
And one four-unit upper division elective course selected from among the upper division (numbered 100 and above) ethnomusicology courses.   4
TOTAL UPPER DIVISION UNITS REQUIRED   68
     
TOTAL UNITS FOR MAJOR   98
     

 

MUSICIANSHIP PLACEMENT TEST

All entering students in ethnomusicology, music, and music history are required to take Music M6A. To enroll in M6A, students must take the Musicianship Placement Test on the first day of class during week zero.  The examination score is used to determine placement in a section of M6A.

JAZZ ENSEMBLES AND COMBOS

Jazz Ensembles: Ethnomusicology 91T, sections 1-3. Large group jazz ensembles that perform big band jazz repertoire. Emphasis on improvisational and solo performance skills in traditional big band, Latin jazz, and contemporary jazz genres. (For details go to UCLA Jazz Orchestra, LatinJazz Big Band, Contemporary Jazz Ensemble.

Jazz Combos: Ethnomusicology 177, sections 1-7. Small group performance of various styles in groups of three to ten musicians. (For details go to Jazz Combos).

WORLD MUSIC PERFORMANCES ENSEMBLES

Ethnomusicology 91 A-Z and 161 A-Z. Students have the opportunity to participate in performing organizations representing some 10-12 traditions. These ensembles are taught by masters of each tradition, who are also usually natives of that tradition, giving the student a chance to understand the subtleties of pedagogical technique from someone who has spent a lifetime immersed in the music. (For details click on World Music Performance Ensembles).

 

SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

Unit Requirement for Graduation. The minimum number of units for the Bachelor's degree is 180 (counting Advanced Placement units) and a maximum of 216 units (not counting Advanced Placement units). Of the 180-216 units, 60 units must be upper division (numbered 100-199).

Writing I. Students who have not been exempted from Writing I should complete Enlgish Composition 3 at UCLA within the first three quarters of residency. For a list of exemptions, visit the student handbook or the general catalog online.

Quantitative Reasoning. Students must complete one course from the list of approved quantitative reasoning courses (available conline, through degree audits, or in the Office of Student Services).

Foreign Language. All students must complete at least level 3 of a foreign language at UCLA. The requirement must be completed within the first six terms of residence. For a list of exemptions and substitutions, visit the student handbook or the general catalog online.

Diversity. Students must complete one course from the faculty-approved list of diversity courses (available online, through degree audits, or in the Office of Student Services).

General Education. Students in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music shall complete eight General Education courses (a minimum of 38 unts) with an average grade of "C" (2.0) or better. Transfer students who have completed IGETC or transfer students who have completed General Education requirements at another UC campus prior to being admitted to UCLA are not required to complete the School's GE requirements. The courses must be taken from all three areas of UCLA's General Education program as follows:

(A) Foundations of the Arts and Humanities: Three courses from: 1) Literary and Cultural Analysis; 2) Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis; and 3) Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice. Courses in the student's major field may meet these requirements.
(B) Foundations of Scientific Inquiry: Two courses in either (different departments) or both subgroups: 1) Life Sciences and 2) Physical Sciences.
(C) Foundations of Society and Culture: Three courses, at least one form each of the two subgroups: 1) Historical Analysis and 2) Social Analysis.

 

UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

Entry-Level Writing or English as a Second Language (ESL). Entry-Level Writing is the only requirement for graduation that students must satisfy before entering UCLA or during the first year in residence.

American History and Institutions. The American History and Institutions requirement is based on the principel that a U.S. citizen attending an American university should understand the history and public institutions of the U.S. under the federal and state constitutions.