May 26, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
  
2018-2019 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 History.  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).  For the performance concentration this is fulfilled with the completion of MUS 931 Applied Music - Senior Recital I  and MUS 932 Applied Music - Senior Recital II .  For the Theory and Composition Concentration this is fulfilled either with a research paper completed in conjunction with a music theory course or a composition portfolio completed in conjunction with a composition course.  For the Music History concentration, this is fulfilled with a research paper completed in conjunction with a music history course. 

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:

As their CUE, 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:

As their CUE, students concentrating in Music Theory are expected to produce a research paper in conjunction with a music theory course.  Students concentrating in Composition are expected to produce a composition portfolio in conjunction with a composition course.

Music in History Concentration


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

Note:

As their CUE, students concentrating in Music History are expected to produce a research paper, in conjunction with a music theory course.

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