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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

Chose one of the following

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

Choose four of the following

MUSI 314 Baroque Music
MUSI 315 Classical Music
MUSI 316 Nineteenth-Century Music
MUSI 317 20th/21st Century Music

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 major with Pre K-12 teacher licensure

Take all classes for general music major with the following exceptions:

Only 2 .5 credit, 300-level Music History courses are taken.
Music 420 Senior Research Seminar is not taken.

Students must take Music 301 Introduction to Conducting, rather than choosing either that course of Music 304 Orchestration and Arranging.

Pre K-12 teacher licensure include three of the following

MUSI 252 String Techniques
MUSI 253 Woodwind Techniques
MUSI 254 Brass Techniques
MUSI 255 Percussion Techniques

The full list of requirements for teacher licensure can be found on the music education pages of the education site.