Music Theory Minor Requirements

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 353 - 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: (choose from the following) 3 s.h.
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.
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.
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.
Music History and Literature: 6 s.h.
*Chosen by advisement.
Music Elective: 3 s.h.
*Chosen by advisement
(MUSC 350 or 351 are particularly appropriate)
  24 s.h.



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