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Choral SingersMusic students focus on the history and theory of music, exploring historical genres and periods represented in different cultures and styles.  Music students develop skills in theoretical analysis, listening perception and analysis, and music composition.  Senior Music students complete a thesis project in history or theory and composition, working in consultation with a faculty mentor.

Music Emphasis Requirements

The requirements listed here pertain to the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Students who demonstrate adequate knowledge of music theory fundamentals may take a placement test to enroll directly in MU111: Advanced Music Theory. Students with little or no background will first enroll in MU110: Introduction to Music Theory as a pre-requisite to Advanced Music Theory. (MU110 may be counted as a Music Elective in this case.)

  • Three Departmental Requirements: MU111, MU140, FAH490.
  • Four Music History Period Courses: MU240, MU341, MU342, MU343.
  • Three Music Specialty Courses from the following: MU120, MU210, MU241, MU242, MU243, MU244, MU350, MU351, MU352, or a Music Special Topics course.
  • Two Fine Arts electives: Selected from Art History or Studio Art courses.

Recommended Course Sequence

Students will select courses in conjunction with an advisor, selecting courses in appropriate areas of language, philosophy, theology, etc. to fit the individual student's interests and field of emphasis. If necessary, substitutions may be made for required emphasis courses with permission of the advisor and/or department chairperson.

Freshman Year
Humanities I Humanities II
English English
Language Language
Science Science
FAH101 or FAH110 FAS110
Sophomore Year
Humanities III Humanities IV
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
Language Language
Emphasis Course Emphasis Course
Emphasis Course Emphasis Course
Junior Year
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
Emphasis Course Emphasis Course
Emphasis Course Fine Arts Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Senior Year
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
FAH 490 Fine Arts Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective