Music Minor

Music Theory 8 hours
Music Minor (21-26 hours)
MUSIC 1610 Fundamentals of Music Theory 3 hours
MUSIC 1620 Fundamentals of Basic Musicianship 1 hour
MUSIC 1630 Music Theory II 3 hours
MUSIC 1640 Musicianship II 1 hour
Music History/Culture 4 hours

MUSIC 3830 Music History I: Gender and Sexualities or
MUSIC 3840 Music History II: The Environment

4 hours
4 hours

 

Performance 9-14 hours
Four semesters of applied music in the same instrument 4-8 hours
Four semesters of major large ensemble 4 hours
Music Electives 1-2 hours
MUSIC 1000 Recitals
(four semesters)
0 hours
MUSIC 1000 Recitals (0 hours)

Student must attend 12 approved recitals, concerts, or performances during the semester. Pass/Fail only.

MUSIC 1610 Fundamentals of Music Theory (3 hours)

A review of the fundamentals of music (scales, key signatures, intervals) and the presentation of triads and their harmonic and melodic implications.  Students at the appropriate skill level may attempt to test out of this course.  Please see the instructor or Department Chair for more information.

MUSIC 1620 Fundamentals of Basic Musicianship (1 hour)

A graded course in the fundamentals of sight-singing; sight-reading, and ear training. Exercises in rhythm; meter; clef-reading; scales; intervals; error correction; singing of single melodies; duets and simple harmonic patterns; drills in rhythmic and melodic coordination; and rhythmic, melodic, and elementary harmonic dictation.
Corequisite(s): MUSIC 1610 Fundamentals of Music Theory.

MUSIC 1630 Music Theory II (3 hours)

A continuation of MUSIC 1610 including inversions of triads, non-harmonic tones, dominant seventh chords, and their resolutions. Emphasis is on four-part writing and analysis of music from the Common Practice Period.
Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 1610 Fundamentals of Music Theory or permission of the instructor.

MUSIC 1640 Musicianship II (1 hour)

Continuation of MUSIC 1620 Fundamentals of Basic Musicianship.
Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 1610 Fundamentals of Music Theory and MUSIC 1620 Fundamentals of Basic Musicianship or permission of the instructor.
Corequisite(s): MUSIC 1630 Music Theory II.

MUSIC 3830 Music History I: Gender and Sexualities (4 hours)

This course provides a rigorous and detailed examination of foundational concepts and genres from the Medieval through Baroque periods of the music history survey. Students develop and apply music research skills in four broad areas: historical social/cultural context, current published scholarship, overarching musical style(s) of the time period, and stylistic analysis of specific works (scoring, dynamics, rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, form). Alongside the study of music, history, and culture, student learn and apply information from gender studies. A topical connection pairs together a U.S. musical genre from the more recent past with European art music of the distant past. Further more, the U.S. music requires students to explore marginalized cultures and consider systems of privilege and oppression and other issues associated with the intersection of gender, sexualities, race, socio-economic status, and other markers of diversity. This course includes instruction in writing and information literacy skills.
Cross listed with GEND 3830.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and permission of the instructor.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: U.S.
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Gender and Sexuality Thread
MUSIC 3840 Music History II: The Environment (4 hours)

This course provides a rigorous and detailed examination of foundational concepts and genres from the Classic through Contemporary periods of the music history survey. Students develop and apply music research skills in four broad areas: historical social/cultural context, current published scholarship, overarching musical style(s) of the time period, and stylistic analysis of specific works (scoring, dynamics, rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, form). Alongside their study of music, history, and culture, students learn and apply information from environmental studies. This course includes instruction in writing and information literacy skills. For the semester-long project, students conduct three types of research: 1) personal experiences with/in the natural environment, 2) library research on music and the environment, 3) research and experiences creating sounds and silences. Students use this research to create a musical piece in any style and an accompanying written artist statement.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and permission of the instructor.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Humans in the Natural Environment Thread