Use your music degree for teaching, performance, music therapy, business and more.

Winds on Dahl stage from above. Winds on Dahl stage from above.

Music major requirements

  • Music 121 Music Theory 1
  • Music 122 Music Theory 2
  • Music 221 Music Theory 3
  • Music 222 Music Theory 4
  • Music 211 History and Literature of Music 1
  • Music 212 History and Literature of Music 2
  • MUSI 317 20th/21st Century Music
  • MUSI 420 Senior Music Research 

Chose one of the following:

  • MUSI 301 Introduction to Conducting
  • MUSI 302 Form and Analysis
  • MUSI 304 Orchestration and Arranging

In addition

Eight semesters of participation in the major ensemble that corresponds to the student’s main instrument or voice.

Eight semesters of private lessons on the student’s main instrument or voice.

Piano lessons each semester until piano proficiency exam is passed.
Usually the end of sophomore year.

Clarissa Gardner '13 singing in Chorale

Music major with performance emphasis

Students who wish to have a music performance emphasis take all the required music courses, including lessons and ensembles. Plus they give a half recital in the junior year and a full recital in the senior year.


Music Education major that leads to PreK-12 teacher licensure

Students wishing to become music teachers will major in Music Education.

Transfer Credits:

Across the Core Curriculum and other programs of Monmouth College, most transfer courses are accepted. Departments Chairs have the final determination regarding how transfer credit will be applied to meet major or minor requirements. More information for transfer students is available on our Admission Transfer Credits page.