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GRADUATE OVERVIEW & DEGREE PROGRAMS
The UCLA DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC is dedicated to producing musicians capable of succeeding in the highly competitive world of professional music. At the graduate level, outstanding students who have already honed their music skills will find an environment unparalleled in its support of their maturation as creative and performing artists.
The department offers a distinguished faculty, individualized instruction, and extensive performance opportunities, combined with the resources of a leading research university.
With a strong focus on arts music traditions of both Europe and America and the broad international character of late
The Music Department offers the Master of Music (M. M.) and Doctor of Musical Arts (D. M. A.) in Performance and the
MM & DMA: The M. M. and D. M. A. degrees are offered in all classical solo instruments, voice, and conducting. Jazz performance is also offered at the master’s level. The M. M. is designed to prepare the exceptionally gifted student for a career as a professional musician in today’s highly competitive music marketplace. The D. M. A. is designed to add another dimension to the M. M. and prepare a few, select students for careers that combine professional performance with teaching in higher education.
MA & PhD: In the M. A. and Ph. D. programs, students explore a wide variety of compositional techniques in order to develop their own individual styles. Emphasis is placed on the performance of original and contemporary student works. Students consider such influences as the Los Angeles cultural mix, the styles and trends of the second half of the 20th century, and the emerging 21st century. More information about the MA and PhD program in Composition for Visual Media can be found HERE.