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  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Music, A.B.


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Major Requirements


The music major offers three areas of concentrated study:  Performance, Music Theory and Composition, and Music in History and Culture.  Each of the concentrations includes a shared core curriculum.  The core curriculum provides music majors with foundational skills, knowledge of the discipline of music, and introduces students to the process of analytical and creative thinking.

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE)


Music majors will complete a Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE).  This could be fulfilled with completion of MUS 440/441 Composition Workshop , or MUS 931 /MUS 932 - Applied Music - Senior Recital II .

Concentrations


Each music major will complete three course units in one of the three concentrations.  It is strongly recommended that all music majors participate in ensemble work for at least four semesters.

Performance Concentration


Students selecting the performance concentration will choose three course units as electives based on their particular interests and goals.

One additional course unit in Performance on the student's primary instrument:

One course unit in Music Theory and Composition from:

One course unit in Music History and Culture from:

Note:

Students concentrating in performance are expected to prepare a Senior Recital including a detailed program. This recital is planned in consultation with the student’s applied music teacher.

Music Theory and Composition Concentration


Students selecting the Music Theory and Composition concentration will choose three course units in electives from the following list.  One must be MUS 313 - Form & Analysis , MUS 317 - Counterpoint , or MUS 335 - Techniques of the Avant Garde :

Note:

Students concentrating in Music Theory are expected to produce a research paper, which may be completed as part of the Senior Seminar.  Students concentrating in Composition are expected to produce a composition portfolio.

Music in History and Culture Concentration


Students selecting the Music in History and Culture concentration will choose three course units in electives from the following list.  At least one must be at the 300 level.

Note:

Students concentrating in Music in History and Culture are expected to produce a research paper, which may be completed as part of the Senior Seminar.

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