Music Department


Requirements

Requirements for the Major in Music

Music 111, 181, 182, 241, 242, 252 or 262, 281, 282, 341, and 493 or 494; two four-credit electives in music at the 200 level or higher; two semesters of applied lessons (both of which must be taken on the same instrument and for credit) and two semesters of ensemble participation.

The point scale for retention of the major applies to all courses in music. No requirement for the major may be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

Requirements for the Major in Music-Interdisciplinary Computation

Music 111, 181, 182, 282, and 491 or 492 (in collaboration with computer science); one 200-level or higher music elective that has a computational or digital focus; two semesters of applied lessons (both of which must be taken on the same instrument and for credit); Computer Science 151, 231, 251; two of 351, 365, or other approved 300- or 400- level course.

The point scale for retention of the major applies to all courses in music and computer science. No requirement for the major may be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

Requirements for the Minor in Music

Music 111, 181, 182; one semester of music history chosen from Music 241, 242, 252, 341; two four-credit music courses at the 200 level or higher; two semesters of applied lessons (both of which must be taken on the same instrument and for credit), one semester of ensemble participation. The College does not subsidize the cost of lessons for minors. For additional information concerning applied music options, refer to the statement below.

Honors in Music

An honors program is available to students majoring in music who have a 3.25 overall grade point average and a 3.50 average in the major. In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the music major, honors students must take one additional course in music, approved by the department, at the 300 level or above; they must also complete the honors sequence (Music 483, 484) in one of four areas (theory/analysis, history/culture, performance, or composition/theory). During the second semester of the junior year, students seeking admission to the honors program submit a formal proposal outlining their proposed research or creative project to the department for approval.

Applied Music

Private lessons in voice and a variety of instruments are available, with or without academic credit (see Music 091, 191). Music 153, 154, or 181 fulfills the co-requisite for graded credit in Music 191 and 193. Fees for lessons, billed through the College business office, depend upon the number of credits elected; consult the Music Department for specific charges. By electing any applied music, the student incurs a responsibility for the appropriate fee. Students electing Music 091 or 191 or taking extracurricular instruction must consult the applied music coordinator. Individual lessons/times are scheduled in consultation with the appropriate applied music associate.

Instruction in applied music is also available in January and may satisfy a January Program requirement; no academic credit for applied music may be earned in January. Music majors, beginning in the first semester of their sophomore year, are eligible for six semesters of subsidized instruction in applied music (Music 191 for two credits) in the instrument of their choice provided they continue to make satisfactory progress in the major. Majors in good standing are also eligible for an additional four semesters of subsidized instruction on a second instrument; however, the College will not fund more than two instruments per semester.

Faculty

Chair, Associate Professor Jonathan Hallstrom
Professor Steven Saunders; Associate Professors Todd Borgerding, Jonathan Hallstrom, and Steven Nuss; Assistant Professors Natasha Zelensky and Lily Funahashi; Instructor Kate Heidemann