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Courses for a Degree in Music

In addition to a focus on music courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Music Courses:

  • Music Theory
  • Music Composition
  • Music Publishing with Computers
  • Form and Analysis
  • Twentieth Century Techniques
  • Eighteenth Century Counterpoint
  • Sixteenth Century Counterpoint
  • Orchestration
  • Electro Acoustic Composition
  • Performance Media
  • Music History I - IV
  • Conducting
  • Applied Major Instrument (8 Semesters)
  • Music Performance

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology