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2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music Minor

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Assistant Professors: J. Baboukis (Director of Music), W. El Mahallawy
Post-Doctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor: N. Fischer

The mission of the music program is to teach the theory, history, and practice of music to the highest attainable standard in the context of a liberal arts environment, and to pursue and foster its performance, composition, and scholarly study.

In order to complete the minor in music, a student will:

  • learn to read music, and acquire fundamental listening and sight-reading skills.
  • learn the basic principles of music theory.
  • study representative great works of music literature and the composers who produced them.
  • make substantial progress in learning to sing or play an instrument.
  • sing in a choir, or play in an instrumental ensemble. They may also present a solo recital, with the permission of their teacher.

This will require that the student complete 18 credit hours of instruction, normally including the following:

- Introduction to Music, 3 cr.
- Music Theory I, 3 cr.
- Music in the Western Tradition, 3 cr.
- At least three semesters of private applied music, 3 cr.
- At least three semesters of ensemble, 3 cr.
- Three elective credits, at the 300-level or above, 3 cr.

Independent study courses are only offered to music minors or other students majoring or minoring within the program of the Department of Performing and Visual Arts.

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