For students entering before 2012 the following courses satisfy the Fine Arts distribution requirement: All music courses numbered 100 and above, with the exception of Applied Music (155, 255, 256, 355) and Independent Study.
For students entering 2012 or after, course assignments are being made on an ongoing basis. The following courses will satisfy the Visual and Performing Arts category: 101, 121, 122, 141, 201, 202, 221, 222, 223, 228, 232, 233, 241, 245, 246, 261, 262, 263, and 265. The following courses will satisfy the Historical Thought category: 325, 328.
Cultural Diversity Requirement
Music 141, 241, 242, 245, 246, and 263 are options for fulfilling the cultural diversity requirement.
The departmental honors program encourages the attainment of excellence in the major. Please consult the department’s “Handbook for Music Majors, Music Minors, Applied Music Students and Award Recipients” for specific details and expectations regarding each of the above requirements. The Handbook can be found at http://www.davidson.edu/academics/music/major/music-handbook.
Rationale for Course Numbering
All courses numbered below 100 are Pass/Fail and do not carry academic credit.
100-level courses are broad, introductory surveys that have no prerequisites nor require any previous musical training.
200-level courses are typically narrower in scope, focus on a particular style, genre, or musical culture, and, in a few cases, may require a prerequisite or previous musical training.
300-level courses are advanced courses, typically designed for music majors and requiring one or more prerequisite courses.
400-level courses are seminars for upper class majors.
Vocal and Instrumental Study
Vocal and instrumental studies are offered as follows:
Bassoon - Joshua Hood
Cello - Alan Black
Clarinet - John Sadak
Contrabass: Classical - Jeff Ferdon
Contrabass: Jazz - Dustin Hofsess
Flute - Amy Orsinger Whitehead
Guitar: Classical - James Easteppe
Guitar: Folk, Banjo, Mandolin and Fiddle - Jon Singleton
Guitar: Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Contemporary Jazz - Dustin Hofsess
Harp - Andrea Mumm
Harpsichord - Neil Lerner
Horn - Frank Portone
Oboe - Erica Cice
Organ - Dongho Lee
Percussion - Adam Snow
Percussion: Non-Western - Adam Snow
Piano: Classical - William Fried, Cynthia Lawing
Piano: Jazz - Lovell Bradford
Saxophone - Tim Gordon
Trombone - John Bartlett
Trumpet - William Lawing
Tuba - Geoffrey Whitehead
Violin, Viola - Joseph Meyer
Voice - Jacquelyn Culpepper, Ilana Lubitsch