Degrees Offered


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) with an emphasis in Music Studies 
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)

Learn more about the BA with an emphasis in Music Studies and the BM degrees in the Music Department, Undergraduate Program section of UC Santa Barbara's General Catalog. Find more information on applying to the undergraduate program on the Undergraduate Degrees page.


  • Master of Music (MM)
  • Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
  • Combined Master of Music/Doctor of Musical Arts (MM/DMA)

The MM-only time-to-degree is two years. The DMA-only time-to-degree is four to five years (for applicants who have already completed a master's degree at an accredited university). If accepted into the MM/DMA combined program, the time to complete both degrees is five years (once your coursework and qualifying exams are complete, you receive the MM). Learn more about the MM and the DMA Strings emphases in the Music Department, Graduate Program section of UCSB's General Catalog. Find more information on applying to the graduate program on the Graduate Degrees page.


Jennifer Kloetzel | Professor, Cello (Area Head, Strings Program)

Related Ensembles

Undergraduate Honors String Quartet

Young Artists Piano Quartet

Young Artists String Quartet

Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Music Ensembles 

Ensemble for Contemporary Music

Opera Theatre