May be elected as a departmental concentration program
Students enrolled in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts may elect a concentration in music.
Music Concentration Program. A minimum of 32 credits are required, including:
A. Music History and Musicology (MHM); one term of introduction to music (MHM 341 or the equivalent); two terms of instruction in the history of Western Art Music (MHM 345 and 346 or the equivalent).
B. Music Theory (MT) : one year of basic music theory (MT 137 and 238 or the equivalent) and one additional music theory course selected from MT 239/249, 240/250, 351, 371, 405, 406 and 473.
C. Music Composition: Composition 221 or equivalent.
D. Music Performance: a total of four terms of private instruction 150 and/or ensemble. At least two terms of private instruction are required. The general limit of 12 credits elected in performance that may be counted as part of a music concentration plan (non-LS&A credit) may be extended to 20 credits with the permission of the concentration advisor.
Students in the music concentration program may select the balance of their music courses in accordance with their personal interests. Students should acquaint themselves with graduate school requirements if they plan to do graduate work in composition, music history and musicology, or theory. The concentration advisor can assist students in arranging the best program in preparation for graduate studies.
Advising and Counseling. A concentration plan is developed in consultation with and must be approved by the concentration advisor, Professor Lorna McDaniel. Appointments are scheduled in 1213 Angell Hall.
Music Performance Courses. University of Michigan students who are advanced in the study of an instrument or voice may elect performance courses at the School of Music. These courses consist of weekly half-hour lessons, for two credits; they are not available to beginners. Performance instruction is given by teaching fellows and other School of Music faculty.
Performance instruction request forms are available at the information office, room 2242, School of Music, North Campus. The completed form must be returned to the same office by the last day of registration. Teacher assignments will be posted in the glass cases in the main lobby by the end of the second week of classes. Students must not CRISP for performance instruction until they have been officially assigned to a teacher by the School of Music. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the assigned instructor. Students enrolled in performance courses must provide their own instruments (except organ and piano); practice facilities are available at the School of Music.
When registering, students should note that 1) there is a different division number for each instrument (see Time Schedule, 2) LS&A students should use course number 150; and 3) there is a different section number for each instructor. Questions concerning registration for performance instruction should be directed to Associate Dean Lehmans Office.
Because it is not always possible to accommodate all students who seek instruction in a particular instrument category, the following priorities have been established. In general, juniors and seniors are given a higher priority than freshmen and sophomores. First priority is granted to Bachelor of Arts students with a concentration in music who must take performance as a degree requirement. Second priority is granted to all other students who can earn degree credit by electing music performance courses. Students who cannot earn degree credit for performance courses cannot be accommodated by this program.
A wide variety of music performing ensembles are available to LS&A students. Principal among these, for instrumentalists, are Ensemble 344 (University Campus Orchestra) and 346 (Campus Band), as well as 348 (the U of M marching band), for which an audition is required. Other instrumental ensembles, both orchestras and bands, are designed primarily for School of Music students, but LS&A students with a performance background are encouraged to audition for these groups as well. Vocalists may audition for the University Arts Chorale (designated for the LS&A population), but may also audition for the School of Music vocal ensembles, including the University Choir (349), the University Chamber Choir (350), the Choral Union (354), the Men's and Women's Glee Clubs (353 and 356) and the Gospel Chorale (357). In addition, many LS&A students have participated in the two performing ensembles sponsored by the ethnomusicology faculty: the Javanese gamelan (401) and the Japanese Music Group (402), for which no prior background is required. No music performing ensemble carries LS&A credit.
Credit Policies. The courses listed below count as LS&A courses for LS&A degree credit. Other courses in Music Theory, Composition, and Music History-Musicology are also counted as LS&A courses for LS&A degree credit. All other courses from the School of Music are counted as non-LS&A courses.
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