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Music

Requirements for the Major

Four theory courses:

  • MUS 131 - Elementary Theory I
  • MUS 132 - Elementary Theory II (MUS 131 required)
  • MUS 231 - Advanced Theory I (MUS 132 required)
  • MUS 232 - Advanced Theory II (MUS 231 required)

Two history courses selcted from the following:

  • MUS 203 - Music History: Antiquity to Baroque
  • MUS 204 - Music History: Classical to Romantic
  • MUS 205 - Music History: Music Since 1900

Two additional courses selected from the following:

  • MUS 303 - American Music
  • MUS 304 - Opera
  • MUS 305 - History of Jazz
  • MUS 310 - Music and Gender
  • MUS 311 - Mozart�s Operas
  • MUS 312 - Music in the Romantic Period
  • MUS 313 - Ethnomusicology in Latin America
  • MUS 314 - Music of Asia
  • MUS 327 - Music, Ritual and Early Christianity
  • MUS 328 - The Symphony in Context: History and Development

In addition, all majors must complete two years of applied music (four years recommended). All majors are required to study two years of piano if the major area of performance is another instrument or voice. Music majors will also participate in those ensembles for which they are qualified. Music majors are also required to perform as a soloist in a student recital at least once during the junior or senior year. If a student intends to pursue graduate work in music, the department strongly recommends studying two years of German or French, in that order of preference.

In addition the following courses are recommended for all majors:

  • MUS 330 - Counterpoint
  • MUS 331 - Analytical Technique
  • MUS 430 - Orchestration