The musicology program spans the entire spectrum of music history, from the earliest chant to music of the 20th century. It emphasizes the humanistic study of music, music in the context of society, and new critical approaches to the discipline; it is closely linked to the theory program. 

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate - Bachelor of Arts (BA) with an emphasis in Western Art Music

Learn more about the BA degree with an emphasis in Western Art Music in the Music Department, Undergraduate Program section of UCSB's General Catalog

Graduate - Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The MA generally requires two years, the PhD, an additional three. Learn more about the MA and the PhD Musicology degrees in the Music Department, Graduate Program section of UCSB's General Catalog.


Derek Katz | Associate Professor 
Stefanie Tcharos | Associate Professor
David Paul | Associate Professor
Martha Sprigge | Associate Professor

Graduate Students

Graduate Student Fellowships and Awards

Sasha Metcalf | 2017 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellow
Sara Ballance | 2016 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship