Department of Music

Requirements

Music Course Catalog

Music Major: 12 courses plus at least 2 years in a faculty-led ensemble
 The Music major consists of the theory sequence (AMU101, AMU102, AMU200); plus three music history courses chosen from AMU212, AMU213, AMU214, AMU215, AMU340 (must include either AMU213 or AMU214); a non-Western music course (AMU202, AMU220); three electives (at least one 200-level or above); and a two-term senior project (AMU498-99), and at least two years of practicum credit in faculty-led ensembles .

Music ID Major: 8 courses plus at least two years in a faculty-led ensemble
The Music ID major consists of at least two theory courses (AMU101, AMU102); plus two music history courses chosen from AMU212, AMU213, AMU214, AMU215, AMU340 (must include either AMU213 or AMU214); a non-Western music course (AMU202, AMU220); two electives (at least one 200-level or above); a one-term senior project (AMU497), and at least two years of practicum credit in a faculty-led ensemble.

Requirements of Honors in Music
To be eligible for departmental honors, a student must fulfill the following requirements: (1) a minimum index of 3.3 in music; (2) for full majors: a grade of “A minus” or better in a two-term senior project in composition, performance, research, or analysis (AMU 498/499); for ID majors: a grade of “A minus” or better in a one-term senior project in composition, performance, research, or analysis (AMU 497). In addition, the student must satisfy College requirements for departmental honors.

Music Minor: 6 courses plus at least 1 year in a faculty-led ensemble
The Music minor consists of at least two theory courses (AMU101, AMU102); plus two music history courses chosen from AMU212, AMU213, AMU214, AMU215, AMU340 (must include either AMU213 or AMU214); a non-Western music course (AMU202, AMU220); one elective, and at least one year of practicum credit in a faculty-led ensemble.

Requirements for the Minor in World Musics and Cultures
Six courses, including AMU101 (Music Theory); ANT110 (Cultural Anthropology); AMU220/ANT274 (Music and Culture); two area courses (chosen from AMU120/ANT148, AMU131, AMU132, AMU133, AMU134, AMU136, AMU232, AMU233, AMU234, AMU320, AMU354T); AMU490 Independent Study as a capstone experience; and at least one year of practicum credit in an ensemble chosen from AMU012 or AMU015.

Course Selection Guidelines
Students are required to consult their music faculty advisors when choosing electives. Concentrations are available in composition, performance, music history, and ethnomusicology. All students should plan to complete the 100-level music theory sequence early in their music studies. Music Theory III is strongly recommended as a capstone theory course for students specializing in composition, performance, or music history. The department values performance as an essential component of musical training.

Music Practicum: The music practica program consists of faculty-led ensembles and individual instrumental or vocal lessons. For each successful term of ensemble participation or lessons, students receive one-third course credit. After three terms of successful participation in the same ensemble or lesson, students can receive one course credit. Students can count up to two course credits (six terms of practica) towards the 36 course credits required for graduation. Practica are also offered in theater, dance, and visual arts.