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, composition, and performance--experience in all four 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. Composition courses introduce students to methods of style, structure, and organization of musical material. Students develop performing skills through private study and through participation in the College Choir, Repertory Singers, Performance Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble. Ongoing concerts featuring renowned musicians provide an opportunity for students to be exposed to a rich variety of musical styles.
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.