Music 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
Music Emphasis requirements:
Three Music Theory Courses:
- MU 110 - Music Theory I *
- MU 210 - Music Theory II
- MU 310 - Music Theory III * Students may take a proficiency test to place directly into Music Theory II
Two Music History Courses:
- MU 201 - Music History: Middle Ages - Bach and Handel
- MU 202 - Music History: Mozart and Beethoven - Present
Four semesters of Music Performance:
•Four semesters of Music Performance (8 credit hours, equivalent to two 4-credit-hour courses): This requirement may be satisfied in a variety of ways---for example, four semesters of individual instrumental or voice lessons; three semesters of lessons and one semester of ensemble; or two semesters of instrumental or voice lessons and two semesters of ensemble.
Note: S tudents are not required to take lessons on the same instrument every semester or to participate in the same ensemble.
Other requirements include:
One Music Elective at or above the 200-level (may also be satisfied by two 2-credit-hour performance courses).
Students who place out of Music Theory I should take an additional Music Elective.
One Fine Arts elective selected from Art History (FAH), Studio Art (FAS), or Theatre (FAH/EN, FAS/EN) course offerings.
- FAH 490 - Senior Seminar
- HU 103 - Conversatio I
- Major Course
- EN 105 - Freshman English
- HU 104 - Conversatio II
- Major Course
- Core Course or Fine Arts Elective
Subsequent years will be planned in consultation with an advisor in relation to individual student's needs and interests, including internships and study abroad programs.
A student who wishes to major in Fine Arts after the first semester of the junior year must have permission of the Fine Arts Department Chair, who will also consult with appropriate faculty in the student's selected major area of emphasis. Transferring late to the major may result in enrollment in additional courses in summer school and/or a later graduation date.
Students interested in completing a Music Education major should consult with their advisor or with the Education Department .
Course Sequence Outline
Students select courses in conjunction with an advisor, choosing core courses, major courses, and electives 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 department chairperson.