Class of 2017: By the Numbers


28, 5, and 4: Number of undergraduate, Masters of Art, and Doctoral degrees conferred.

32%: Percentage of undergraduates who graduated with a second major other than Music. Majors paired with Music included Chemistry, Cognitive Science, English, Film Studies, Math, Microbiology, Philosophy, and Theater, Dance and Performance Studies.

Class of 2017

6: Undergraduates who completed an honors thesis. Subjects included “Gear, The Creative Process, and Image Creation: Wilco & The Loft,” “P.A.I.R.S. – Portable Ambisonic Impulse Response System,” “Star Wars Palimpsest,” “Brahms’s Piano Exercise Mode and the Politics of Friendship,” “A Study and Partial Edition of the Gallyot Manuscript,” and “An American Voice in Rome: Barber’s Hermit Songs, Leontyne Price, and the Congress for Cultural Freedom, 13 April 1954.”

17: students who plan on continuing their education in graduate programs. Several plan on continuing their musical studies in graduate programs and conservatories across the world. Emphases include:  ethnomusicology, vocal performance, flute performance, music composition and musicology. The class of 2017 also boasts several students who will continue their education in other fields including a student attending medical school and another heading to law school. Destinations include Cornell, Loma Linda University, New York University, and UC Davis amongst others.

33%: Percentage of students plan to work in the music industry after graduation. Graduates noted composition, performance, and production as careers they plan to pursue.

20: Undergraduate students who are California natives and stayed in-state to earn their degree.

21: Students who were recognized by department faculty, instructors, and peers for special awards and prizes.