Music

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May be elected as a departmental concentration program


Music Concentration Program. A minimum of 32 credits are required, including:

  1. Music History and Musicology (MHM); one term of introduction to music (MHM 341 or MHM 342); two terms of instruction in the history of Western or World Music (MHM 345, 346, or the equivalent).

  2. Music Theory (MT): two terms 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.

  3. Music Composition: Composition 221 or equivalent.

  4. 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. A concentration plan is developed in consultation with and must be approved by the concentration advisor, Professor Lorna McDaniel. Appointments are scheduled at the Academic Advising Center, 1255 Angell Hall.

Music Performance Courses. Students of advanced ability may elect instruction on instruments or in voice through the School of Music when teaching assistant or faculty time is available. This instruction, which consists of half-hour weekly lessons for two credits, is not available to beginners.

Request forms for performance instruction are available at the Information Office, Room 2249, School of Music, North Campus. See the Time Schedule for information concerning procedures, deadlines, and registration. Assignments are posted in the main lobby of the School of Music not later than the end of the third day of classes. 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 Lehman's Office.

Because it is usually impossible 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 first- and second-year students. 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 (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 performing ensembles sponsored by the ethnomusicology faculty: [the Javanese gamelan (405)] 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.


Courses in Music History and Musicology (Division 678)

139. Introduction to Music. Limited to students enrolled in the School of Music unless admission is granted by the concentration advisor. (2). (HU).

140. History of Western Art Music: Music of the U.S. and Euro-American Music Since World War I. Limited to students enrolled in the School of Music unless admission is granted by the concentration advisor. (2). (HU).

239. History of Western Art Music: Middle Ages through the Baroque. Limited to students enrolled in the School of Music unless admission is granted by the concentration advisor. (2). (HU).

240. History of Western Art Music: Classic Era Through World War I. Limited to students enrolled in the School of Music unless admission is granted by the concentration advisor. (2). (HU).

305. Special Course. Non-music only. (3). (Excl).

306. Special Course. Non-music only. (3). (Excl).

341. Introduction to the Art of Music. For non-School of Music students only. (3). (HU).

342. Introduction to World Music. For non-School of Music students only. (3). (HU).

343. Music in History. For non-School of Music students only. (3). (Excl).

345. The History of Music. For non-School of Music students only. (3). (HU).

346. The History of Music. For non-School of Music students only. (3). (HU).

347. Opera of the Past and Present. For non-School of Music students only. (3). (Excl).

351. History of Jazz. (3). (Excl).

405. Special Course. (2-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

406. Special Course. (2-4; 1-2 in the half-term). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

407. Special Course. (2-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

408. Special Course. (2-3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

411. History of the Symphony. (3). (Excl).

413. History of Opera. (3). (HU).

416. History of Musical Instruments. (3). (HU).

420. Music of the Baroque. (3). (HU).

421. Music of the Classic Period. (3). (Excl).

422. Music of the Nineteenth Century. (3). (Excl).

423. Music of the Twentieth Century. MHM 240. (3). (Excl).

424. Art Song. (2). (HU).

437/Phil. 437. Philosophy of Music. An introductory course in philosophy; or previous course work in music. (3). (Excl).

450. Music in the United States. (3). (HU).

457/CAAS 400. The Music of Black Americans. Non-music concentrators must have permission of instructor. Musical background preferred. Undergraduates only. (3; 2 in the half-term). (HU).

458. Music and Culture. (3). (HU).

459. Music Cultures of Africa and South America. (3). (HU).

460. Euro-American Folk and Popular Music. (3). (HU).

461. The Music of Asia. (3). (HU).

463/Asian Studies 463. Music of Southeast Asia. Undergraduates only. (2). (HU).

464/CAAS 464. Music of the Caribbean. (3). (HU).

477. Medieval Music. (3). (Excl).

478. Renaissance Music. (3). (Excl).


Courses in Composition (Division 665)

221. Introduction to Elementary Composition. For non-School of Music students only. (3). (CE).

222. Composition. For non-School of Music students only. Music Composition 221. (3). (CE).

421. Creative Composition. Non-School of Music students must have completed Music Composition 222 or Music Theory 238. (3). (Excl).

422. Creative Composition. Music Composition 421. (3). (Excl).

423. Advanced Composition. Music Composition 422. (2,4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

424. Advanced Composition. Music Composition 423. (2,4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

425. Advanced Composition. Comp. 424. (2,4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

426. Advanced Composition. Comp. 425. (2,4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).


Courses in Music Theory (Division 696)

137. Introduction to the Theory of Music. While this course requires no previous formal training in music theory, it is essential that students have a basic understanding of musical notation. (3). (HU).

139. Basic Musicianship: Aural Skills I. Music Theory 129 or placement by Theory Evaluation Survey Test. Limited to students enrolled in the School of Music unless admission is granted by the Chairman of the Department of Music Theory. (1). (Excl).

140. Basic Musicianship: Aural Skills II. Music Theory 139. (1). (Excl).

149. Basic Musicianship: Writing Skills I. Music Theory 129 or placement by Theory Evaluation Survey Test. Limited to students enrolled in the School of Music unless admission is granted by the Chairman of the Department of Music Theory. (2). (Excl).

150. Basic Musicianship: Writing Skills II. Music Theory 149. (2). (Excl).

238. Introduction to Musical Analysis. Music Theory 137. (3). (HU).

239. Basic Musicianship: Aural Skills III. Music Theory 140 and 150, and concurrent enrollment in Music Theory 249. (1). (Excl).

240. Basic Musicianship: Aural Skills IV. Music Theory 239 and concurrent enrollment in Music Theory 250. (1). (Excl).

249. Basic Musicianship: Written Skills III. Music Theory 140 and 150, and concurrent enrollment in Music Theory 239. (2). (Excl).

250. Basic Musicianship: Written Skills IV. Music Theory 249 and concurrent enrollment in Music Theory 240. (2). (Excl).

351. Analysis of Tonal Music. Music Theory 238, 240, 334. (2). (Excl).

371. Instrumentation and Orchestration. Music Theory 238. (2). (Excl).

405. Special Courses. Music Theory 240. (1-3). (Excl).

406. Special Courses. Music Theory 240. (1-3). (Excl).

430. Analysis of Twentieth-Century Music. Music Theory 351. (2). (Excl).

473. Eighteenth Century Counterpoint. Music Theory 240 and Music Theory 351. (2). (Excl).


Courses in Performing Arts Technology (Division 691)

201. Microcomputers and Music. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

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