Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Professors: Keith (Chair), Lerner, Stasack
Associate Professor(s): Botelho
Assistant Professor(s): Pyle 
Assistant Professors of the Practice: Berlin, Culpepper, Fried, Lawing, Robak
Director of Jazz Activities: Brown

Ways of Knowing Requirements

The following courses will satisfy the Visual and Performing Arts category: 101, 102, 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.

Major Requirements (A.B. Degree)

Ten courses to include: 

  1. MUS 101   or MUS 102  ;
  2. MUS 121   or MUS 122  ;
  3. MUS 141  ; or MUS 142  ;
  4. six electives; at least two of the electives numbered 300 or above;
  5. senior seminar: MUS 401  ;
  6. two semesters of ensemble.

Minor Requirements

Six courses to include:

  1. MUS 101   or MUS 102  ;
  2. MUS 121  or MUS 122  ;
  3. MUS 141   or MUS 142  
  4. three electives; at least two of the electives numbered 200 or above;
  5. two semesters of ensemble.

Honors Requirements

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 here. The department does not award high honors.

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.

Music Courses

Vocal and Instrumental Study

Studies offered are listed at: Lessons and Instructors

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