Contact This Program

  • Department of Music
    216B Art Building
    Davis, CA 95616
    Tel: (530) 752-5537
    Fax: (530) 752-0983
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Contact Graduate Studies

  • 250 Mrak Hall
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616

    Phone: (530) 752-0650
    Fax: (530) 752-6222

Application Deadlines

Click here for the admission and fellowship deadlines for this program.

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. Plan I
  • M.A. Plan II
  • Ph.D. Plan B

Designated Emphases

Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • Samples of work in the subdiscipline of choice

Degree Requirements

Students follow the degree requirements reflecting the year s/he was admitted or the most recent version below.

Students gain advanced knowledge of composition/theory; musicology in all historical periods; bibliographic skills; ethnomusicology; music of the Americas; conducting; and performance necessary for teaching and creating music.

This is a departmentally-based Graduate Program.

For more information, visit the Music website.


Program Chair
Henry J Spiller
(Department Chair)
Music (530) 752-2603
Ross Bauer
(Graduate Program Chair)
Music (530) 752-4487
Academic Advisers
Ross Bauer
(Adviser: Admissions and Primary Contact)
Music 7/1/13 - 8/31/15 (530) 752-4487
Carol Hess
(Adviser: General)
Music 7/1/13 - 8/31/15 (530) -
Graduate Program Staff Coordinator
Marian Bilheimer Arts Administrative Group (530) 754-6973
Student Affairs Officer (SAO) in the Office of Graduate Studies
Jean Telford Graduate Studies (530) 752-9292