Musical Studies Courses
The musical studies program is designed to give students practical, artistic working knowledge of the techniques of Western music. The course sequence progressively enables students to understand linear and vertical relationships in music and their inspired synthesis in composition. Required courses are supplemented by specialized courses in keyboard studies, orchestration, and score-reading. Solfège provides aural reinforcement of musical techniques taught in the musical studies program. Music history traces the evolution of those techniques.
Entering students are placed by examination. Placement decisions may be subject to review. Tutoring is available. Students of exceptional ability may receive specialized instruction and advanced classes are offered.
Course levels in musical studies
In fulfilling the musical studies graduation requirements, the following groups of courses are designed to be taken concurrently. Initial placement levels are determined by examination, and credit is given for required courses exempted by examination.
Hours per week
|1||Music History I||3|
|2||Music History II||2|
|3||Music History Seminars||2|