IS THERE A MINOR IN MUSIC?

Yes, we offer a Minor in Music. Here you’ll find more information about the Minor. Click here to learn more about our Undergraduate program.

 

I WOULD LIKE TO PLAY FOR UCR BUT DON’T WANT TO BE A MUSIC MAJOR. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

If admitted to UCR in another major, you are welcome to join one of our ensembles. Some ensembles require audition, others require only consent of the instructor.

 

DOES THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT OFFER A PROGRAM IN MUSIC PRODUCTION OR RECORDING?

We do not offer a program in music production or recording yet, but we do offer courses in these areas: MUS 023 Audio Recording and Production, and MUS 257 Music and Audio Production, in addition to MUS 144 Songwriting.

 

DO I NEED TO BE A MUSIC MAJOR TO TAKE PRIVATE LESSONS?

No, you can always enroll in either MUS 80/81 or MUS 180/181 regardless of your major.

 

HOW DO I HIRE UCR STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT MY UPCOMING PRIVATE EVENT?

Contact our Undergraduate Academic Adviser at paadvising@ucr.edu for performance scheduling.

IF I SELECTED ANOTHER MAJOR AS MY FIRST CHOICE, CAN I DOUBLE MAJOR IN MUSIC?

If you have applied to UCR under another major and want to change your major to Music; you must email our Undergraduate Academic Adviser at paadvising@ucr.edu in order to set up an appointment to discuss the possibility of making the change.

 

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER IN MAKING ADMISSION DECISIONS?

The Undergraduate Admissions office determines academic eligibility based on UC guidelines.  For more information on UC eligibility, please visit the University of California websiteHere is UCR’s Office of Admission for more information: www.admissions.ucr.edu

 

DOES UCR REQUIRE AUDITIONS AS PART OF THE ADMISSION’S PROCESS?

At this time, UCR does not require auditions as part of the admission’s process. Students must fulfill the UC requirements in order to be accepted into UCR as a Music Major.

 

DO YOU REQUIRE A MUSIC THEORY EXAM?

Music theory placement examinations are given to accepted students only, during their summer orientation before fall quarter.

I AM HOPING TO TRANSFER TO UCR IN THE MUSIC MAJOR. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

All transfers applicants must fulfill the UC Transfer Requirements. Please visit the UCR Transfer Resource Center for more information http://www.admissions.ucr.edu/Home/transfer

 

I AM ALREADY AT UCR, HOW DO I CHANGE MY MAJOR TO MUSIC?

If you have applied to UCR under another major and want to change your major to Music; you must email our Undergraduate Academic Adviser at paadvising@ucr.edu in order to set up an appointment to discuss the possibility of making the change.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR FILING AN ACADEMIC OR ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL?

For more information regarding graduate appeals, please visit the following link.

The Rivera Library holds strong music-research collections. These include more than 35,000 music scores and books about music (M, ML, and MT at the second floor, unit one), along with journal back-files and microforms. Music audio (more than 15,000 CDs, LPs, and music DVDs) are found in the Media Collection on the first floor of Rivera Library. Record and cassette players are set up along the southwest wall on the first floor of Rivera Library (past the print stations). Special Collections, on the 4th floor of the Rivera Library, holds numerous 18th- and 19th-century scores of major German and Austrian composers, as well as the Oswald Jonas and Joaquin Nin-Culmell archives. Located in the CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, the Multimedia Library houses the UCR Libraries’ collection of media. The collection includes video tapes (VHS), DVDs, Blu-Ray, laserdiscs, CD-ROMS, 16mm motion pictures and playback equipment. Online access to these collections is provided through the UCR Library’s local online catalog, SCOTTY and MELVYL, the UC system libraries’ online catalog. The UCR library homepage, provides access to SCOTTY and MELVYL, as well as links to a wide variety of electronic resources.