Music Major Requirements
*Performance audition required for this major.

Music History: 12 s.h.

MUSC 307 - Western Music to 1750: Part I (3 s.h.)
The history of European art music from Gregorian chant to the music of Palestrina.
(LA, CW)

MUSC 308 - Western Music to 1750: Part II (3 s.h.)
Continuation of MUSC 307, from the 16th century through the Baroque.
(LA, CW)

MUSC 309 - Western Music Since 1750: Part I (3 s.h.)
The history of European art music from the Rococo through the music of Brahms.
(LA, CW) Prerequisites: MUSC 249 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 310 - Western Music Since 1750: Part II (3 s.h.)
Continuation of MUSC 309 from Romanticism to the present.
(LA, CW) Prerequisite: MUSC 249 or permission of instructor.

 
Music Theory: 12 s.h.
MUSC 249 - Music Theory I (3 s.h.)
Studies technical aspects of Western music, including evolution of melodic-rhythmic-harmonic language of tonal music; analysis and restructuring of source materials; realization of figured bass; sight-singing; and keyboard applications.
(LA, AA2, T)
MUSC 250 - Music Theory II (3 s.h.)
A continuation of Theory I, with vocabulary expanded to include ninth, 11th, and 13th chords. Further work in harmonic functions encompasses modulatory progression. Uses basic elements of form and orchestration. Expands scope of ear training and keyboard work.
(LA, T) Prerequisite: MUSC 249 or equivalent.
MUSC 253 - Music Theory III (3 s.h.)
A continuation of previous work, dealing primarily with music of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Covers chromatic elements such as Augmented sixth and "artificial" structures. Emphasizes analytical procedures, both in detail, and in longer spans. Some original composition is done within the specified language.
(LA) Prerequisite: MUSC 250 or equivalent.
MUSC 354 - Music Theory IV (3 s.h.)
Varied topics based on student and instructor interests. Topics may include 20th century harmony; 12-tone, and electronic music; techniques of pretonal music; creative compositional work; and research in acoustics. May be repeated for credit.
(LA) Prerequisite: MUSC 353 or equivalent.
 
Music performance, by advisement: 12 s.h.
MUSC 280 - Music Ensemble (0-3 s.h.)
A study of selected musical works through large and small ensembles, both vocal and instrumental. Designed to provide opportunities for students to study interpretation for the chosen medium through performance. Generally includes the following ensembles: Percussion, Brass, Guitar, Jazz, Rock, String, and Woodwind as well as the Concert Choir, Concert Band, Chamber Singers, and Catskill Symphony. May be repeated for credit.
(LA, C) Prerequisites: audition and permission of instructor.
MUSC 170 - Applied Music (Studio Lessons) (1-3 s.h.)
A study of vocal or instrumental music to develop musicianship and performance skills and to acquaint the student with repertoire. Instruction consists of studio or class study, with independent practice required. Credit depends on work load. Recital performances may be required. May be repeated for credit.
(LA) Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

and/or

MUSC 270 - Advanced Applied Music (1-3 s.h.)
Advanced individual or class study of vocal or instrumental repertoire. Particular emphasis placed on stylistic and artistic interpretation of music, based on mature musicianship and knowledge of correct performance practice. May be repeated for credit.
(LA) Prerequisites: audition and permission of instructor.
 
*Plus performance electives
  Total 36 s.h.
 

Up to 60 s.h. in Music electives may be applied toward the degree. MUSC 350 and 351 are particularly appropriate for this major.

 


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