CGU’s PhD in Musicology provides a thorough grounding in music performance, composition, theory, and scholarship to support your pursuit of a variety of music careers, ranging from the academic to the professional.
This degree program balances music performance with scholarship by employing a curriculum that emphasizes music in its interdisciplinary, cultural, and intellectual contexts. A faculty of highly trained performers and scholars with diverse interests (from musicology to performance to composition) will serve as your mentors as you develop comprehensive training in music literature, historical style analysis, and performance practices with the most recent analytical methodologies. You will join a long list of accomplished graduates who have gone on to varied musical careers, including college and university professors, members of professional ensembles, music directors in churches, and solo performing artists.
- The Music Department puts on an array of concerts that offer ample performance opportunities.
- Studio faculty are drawn from The Claremont Colleges and the outstanding pool of musicians in the greater Los Angeles area.
- CGU is home to the highly respected music journal Performance Practice Review.
- Historical performance practice programs connect you with period instruments that include three harpsichords, a fortepiano, a chamber organ, and various stringed instruments.