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Music – Overview

Vineet Shende, Department Chair

Linda Marquis, Senior Department Coordinator

Professors: Robert K. Greenlee, Mary Hunter, Cristle Collins Judd

Associate Professor: Vineet Shende

Assistant Professors: Michael Birenbaum Quintero, Tracy McMullen

Senior Lecturers: Anthony F. Antolini*, Frank Mauceri

Lecturers: Emily Isaacson, John Morneau, Christopher Watkinson

Artist in Residence: George Lopez

Fellow: Susan M. Taffe Reed

Requirements for the Major in Music

The music major consists of twelve credits that include courses from three areas: social and historical context (x1xx-x3xx), theory and composition (x4xx-x5xx), and performance (x6xx-x8xx). Majors can choose either to pursue a broader curriculum with some balance among these areas or to concentrate in one of them, as indicated in the specific courses listed below. All majors are also required in their final semester to take an independent study that includes a seminar component. Honors work normally adds one extra course credit, and its second semester counts as the senior independent study. Only one academic course in which the grade of CR (Credit) is received may count toward the major.

The process for declaring the major is as follows: (1) The student consults with a member of the music faculty as early in the individual’s college career as possible. (2) Before declaring a major, the student proposes to the faculty member a list of courses that fulfill the major according to the guidelines below. (3) Upon departmental approval of the list, the major declaration is signed by the department chair. Subsequent alterations to this list of courses are possible only in consultation with the chair of the department or another member of the music faculty.

Sequence of Courses for the Music Major

General

Theory and Composition: Music 1401 {101}, and at least two electives in this area.

Social and Historical Context: Music 1101 {131} or 2101 {211}, and at least two electives in this area.

Performance: One consecutive year in a single ensemble (from Music 2700s {269-281}), and one consecutive year in Individual Performance Studies (Music 2800s {285-286}).

Capstone, any area: Music 4040 {451}.

In addition: Three electives in any area, with the exception of 2700s {269-281} and 2800s {285-289}.

At least four elective courses must be at the 2000-level {200-level} or above, and at least one at the 3000-level {300-level}.

Music in Social and Historical Context

Theory and Composition: Music 1051 {61} or 1401 {101}, and at least one elective in this area.

Social and Historical Context: Music 1101 {131}, 2101 {211}, one course from 3100-3399 {350–358}, and four electives in this area, of which three must be at the 2000-level {200-level} or above. On department approval, two of these may be in a related field outside the department.

Performance: A consecutive year in each of two different ensembles (Music 2700s {269-281}); or one consecutive year of ensembles, and one consecutive year in Individual Performance Studies (Music 2800s {285-286}).

Capstone, Social and Historical Context: Music 4040 {451}.

Theory and Composition

Theory and Composition: Music 1401 {101}, 2402 or 2403 {202}, 2501 {243}; also four more courses, one each from the following pairs: Music 1451 {105} or 2551 {218}, 2401 {203} or 2602 {221}, 3401 {301} or 3403 {303}, 3501 {361} or 3551 {315}.

Social and Historical Context: Music 1101 {131} or 2101 {211}, and any course in this area at the 2000-level {200-level} or above.

Performance: One consecutive year of ensembles (from Music 2700s {269-281}), and one consecutive year in Individual Performance Studies (Music 2800s {285-286}).

Capstone, Theory and Composition: Music 4040 {451}.

Performance

Theory and Composition: Music 1401 {101}, 2401 {203}, 2402 or 2403 {202}.

Social and Historical Context: Music 1101 {131} or 2101 {211}, and a course relevant to student’s area of performance.

Performance: 2601 {258} or 2603, 2602 {221}, one consecutive year in two different ensembles (from Music 2700s {269-281}), one consecutive year in Individual Performance Studies (Music 2800s {285-286}, and 3805 {385}.

Capstone, Performance: Music 4040 {451}.

Requirements for the Minor in Music

The minor in music consists of six credits (five academic courses and one consecutive year of lessons for credit or one year of participation for credit in a single ensemble). The five academic courses include 1401 {101} and any four others including at least two at the intermediate (2xxx {2xx}) level or higher. Only one academic course for which the grade of CR (Credit) is earned may count toward the minor.


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