In 2016, the first school of music in the UC system was created at UCLA, the Herb Alpert School of Music. The three departments under this school include Music, Ethnomusicology and Musicology. The department of Musicology remains strongly tied to the Division of Humanities with the faculty and student’s scholarly work encompassing the core values of humanistic study. The mission of the UCLA Musicology department is to foster transformative critical thinking about music and musical practices. It defines its subject as broadly as possible, and seeks to integrate musical analysis, interpretations, social/cultural theory, performance, and historiography at all levels of specialization from general education to professional musicological training.