Major requirements can be completed only through daytime attendance.
Course offerings in music are designed to give each student an
integrated approach to theory, history, and performance-experience in
all three areas being essential to the understanding of music as an
artistic and intellectual achievement. Theory courses allow the student
to work with musical material, to understand modes of organization in
composition, and to employ methods of musical analysis. History courses
introduce students to methods of studying the development of musical
genres and the relationship of music to the other arts and areas of
thought. Students develop performing skills through private study and
through participation in the College Choir, Repertory Singers, and Performance Ensemble.
Ongoing concerts featuring renowned musicians provide an opportunity
for students to be exposed to a rich variety of musical styles.
The music program provides many live in-class performances for the
history series in an effort to establish insight into the active role
of the artist in performance.
Performance Studies (Applied Music 701)
The aim of performance studies is to present music as a liberal art,
for its value as literature, and as a record of one aspect of human
achievement. Students are strongly encouraged to acquire and improve
performing techniques as a necessary means of cultivating the art. The
music program offers instruction in instrumental and vocal music with a
distinguished faculty of artist associates and welcomes students at all
levels, including beginners. Note that an additional fee for private
instruction is required.