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Music

"Music students here forge lasting artistic and personal bonds while exploring their own unique paths – the rich and flexible course offerings can lead to many different musical futures."

– Prof. Christine Beckett, Coordinator Major & Minor in Music; Coordinator Specialization in Music Performance
– Prof. Georges Dimitrov, Coordinator Specialization in Music Composition

Music program options


Major in Music

The Major in Music is a 54-credit program that gives students a broad range of courses in theory, history, performance, aural perception, and composition. 

Minor in Music

The Minor in Music is a 24-credit program in classical / contemporary music for students who wish to extend their musical knowledge and skills. Students are not allowed to take private instrumental or vocal instruction for credit. 


Specialization in Music Performance

The Specialization in Music Performance is a 66-credit program that students enter after successful completion of 30 credits in the Major in Music and an audition. Ample opportunities for solo and ensemble performance are available, and a final public recital is required.


Specialization in Music Composition

The Specialization in Music Composition is a 66-credit program that students enter after successful completion of 30 credits in the Major in Music and the evaluation of a composition portfolio. Courses in composition, instrumentation, analysis, and contemporary musical styles are complemented by readings and performances of student works. Opportunities to compose for film animation, dance, and theatre productions are available.


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