Department of Music
(530) 752‐5537; http://music.ucdavis.edu
The Department of Music sponsors the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Chamber Singers, Early Music Ensemble, Gospel Choir, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and chamber music groups. Music majors and other interested students can receive credit for participating in these groups, which perform at concerts and recitals open to the university community. The department sponsors artists‐in‐residence who give concerts, recitals and lectures. Free noon concerts featuring individual performers and ensembles—both professional musicians and music students—are a favorite weekly event during the school year. The Empyrean Ensemble is in residence on campus. The Department of Music sponsors nearly 100 public events yearly.
The Music Library maintains a listening facility as well as an extensive recording collection consisting of over 10,000 compact discs and music-related videos in a variety of formats. There is a collection of standard reference materials, including music dictionaries and encyclopedias, thematic catalogs, foreign language dictionaries, and study scores.
Collection of Musical Instruments
This collection includes pianos by Steinway and Baldwin, a Phillips harpsichord, a Klinkhammer harpsichord, a Schlicker pipe organ, a Brombaugh continuo organ, and a large assortment of early musical instruments in replica.
Electronic Music Studio
The studio integrates complete software-based MIDI and digital audio editing systems with professional audio hardware to fulfill its use as both teaching tool and creative studio for the faculty. Software synthesis is employed using Csound, Cecilia, Audiosculpt, and Reaktor. Other sound production tools available are software and hardware based samplers, conventional synthesizers, and a classic Buchla Electric Musicbox. High-fidelity microphones and ADC DAC hardware greatly enhance the studio's capabilities.
Stocked with equipment for fieldwork, transcription, and analysis, the lab includes an Apple Macintosh G5 computer, printer, scanner, digital camera, digital video cameras, tripod, Marantz minidisk recorder, and microphones.
Office of the Journal of 19th-Century Music
19th-Century Music is published three times annually and covers the broad spectrum of musical life in Europe and the Americas during the era of the "long century," ca. 1780–1920. The journal embraces a wide variety of issues encompassing aesthetics, hermeneutics, theory, analysis, performance practice, gender, sexuality, reception, historiography, and more. For information about the journal, including how to submit an article, visit the University of California Press.