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Music History

Can be taken as: Major, Minor

The undergraduate music history program challenges students to think critically about music. Course materials center on such areas as the place of music in different cultural contexts, the social condition of musicians, the evolution of performing styles, and the different ways music can project meaning and reflect identity. As a premise for critical thought students are taught the parameters of different musical styles and are given the tools to understand musical syntax. Classes offer exposure to a wide variety of repertoire in the Western classical tradition as well as to jazz and popular idioms. Music History provides excellent preparation not only for graduate study in musicology, but also for a considerable range of professional training programs including journalism, information sciences, arts administration, and teaching.

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DETAILED PROGRAM OUTLINE:

Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Major Music History (124 Credits)
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) - Minor Music History (18 Credits)