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Bachelor of Music in Musicology

The Bachelor of Music in Musicology is appropriate for those who wish to teach music history; to work in radio, television or journalism; or to pursue a degree in library science at a later time. The study of musicology is also recommended for those who plan to pursue graduate study and professional scholarship.

Pre-College Music Preparation: Several years of study on a principal instrument or voice are required. Experience in orchestral and chamber music is desirable; piano study is recommended.

Curriculums

Music History Major (Curriculum A)

  • Core Curriculum
  • A minimum of 17 hours of musicology beyond the Core requirement, including a 400-level historical musicology course
  • Completion of two years of piano or the equivalent by proficiency examination
  • A minimum of 30 hours of non-music courses, including the University's two semester English writing requirement, and two terms of French, German, or by permission, another language, and two terms of history
  • Electives to complete a total of 120 hours

Ethnomusicology Major (Curriculum B)

  • Core Curriculum
  • A minimum of 17 hours of musicology beyond the Core requirement, including two 400-level ethnomusicology courses (such as Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, The Music of Asia I, the Music of Asia II, or another 400-level ethnomusicology course by permission)
  • A minimum of 30 hours of non-music courses, including the University's two semester English writing requirement, and two terms of Spanish, French, German, or by permission, another language, and a cognate with a minimum of nine hours of social science or humanities courses

Early Music Major (Curriculum C)

  • Core Curriculum
  • A minimum of 17 hours of musicology beyond the Core requirement including Musicology 481 which will consist of a research project and recital presented during the student's senior year
  • Five hours of music theory selected from Theory 442 (18th-Century Counterpoint), Theory 440 (Species Counterpoint I), or Theory 444 (Ornamentation and Elaboration)
  • Completion of two years of piano or the equivalent by proficiency examination
  • Eight hours of Early Music Ensemble
  • Thirty hours of non-music courses, including the University's two semester English writing requirement,; two terms of French, German, or Latin, or by permission, another language, and two terms of history
  • Electives to complete a total of 120 hours

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