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Music Major

Effective Winter 2020

Exclusions:

The LSA Music Major is not open to students with a major in music from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Advising

A major in music is developed in consultation with a department advisor in music.  Appointments are scheduled through the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, 1255 Angell Hall (734-764-0332).  Appointments may also be scheduled by emailing the LSA Music Advisor at lsamusicadvisor@umich.edu or by calling (734-764-8623).

Prerequisites

None, but ability to read music and instrumental or vocal performance experience is recommended.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 30

At least 10 of the 30 credits of music courses must be at the 300 level or higher.

Musicology & Ethnomusicology
One introductory course in MUSICOL chosen from:

  • MUSICOL 121: Introduction to the Art of Music
  • MUSICOL 122: Introduction to World Music
  • MUSICOL 123: Introduction to Popular Music
  • MUSICOL 130: Opera!
  • MUSICOL 345: History of Music - Middle Ages to Baroque
  • MUSICOL 346: History of Music - Baroque to modern era

Plus two additional courses in MUSICOL.

Music Theory
Students must complete all of the following:

  • THEORY 137: Introduction to the Theory of Music
  • THEORY 238: Introduction to Musical Analysis

Composition & Performing Arts Technology
One introductory course in COMP or PAT chosen from:

  • COMP 221: Introduction to Elementary Composition
  • COMP 222: Composition
  • PAT 200: Introduction to Electronic Music

Performance
Two courses in private instruction*, applied GUITAR, applied PIANO, or applied VOICE chosen from:

  • BASSOON 150
  • CARILLON 150
  • CELLO 150
  • CLARINET 150
  • DBLBASS 150
  • EUPHBARI 150
  • FLUTE 150
  • FRENHORN 150
  • GUITAR 111 (class guitar)
  • GUITAR 112 (class guitar)
  • HARP 150
  • HARPSCH 150
  • JAZZ 150
  • OBOE 150
  • ORGAN 150
  • PERCUSS 150
  • PIANO 110 (class piano)
  • PIANO 150
  • SAX 150
  • TROMBONE 150
  • TRUM 150
  • TUBA 150
  • VIOLA 150
  • VIOLIN 150
  • VOICE 111 (class voice)
  • VOICE 150

Two additional courses chosen from private instruction*, applied GUITAR, applied PIANO, applied VOICE (as listed above), and ENS**:

  • ENS 344: Campus Philharmonia & Symphony Orchestra
  • ENS 346: University & Campus Bands
  • ENS 348: Marching Band, Basketball & Hockey Bands
  • ENS 351: Arts Chorale
  • ENS 353: Men's Glee Club
  • ENS 356: Women's Glee Club
  • ENS 360: Campus Jazz Ensemble
  • ENS 405, 406: Beginning Javanese Gamelan
  • ENS 407: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble

*Private lesson availability is limited, and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance does not guarantee placement.  Priority is given to School of Music performance majors.  Additionally, private lessons on some instruments may not be available in a given term.  Please see the Application for Private Instruction page on the SMTD website for more details.

**Placement in Ensemble courses may require an audition.  Please see the Performance Opportunities page on the SMTD website for more details.

Additional Courses
Two additional courses in MUSICOL, THEORY, COMP, or PAT.

Additional music electives chosen in consultation with the LSA Music Advisor.

 

Constraints

AP credits may not be used to satisfy requirements of the major.

With approval by the LSA Music Advisor, a maximum of three non-SMTD courses may be used to satisfy appropriate requirements for the LSA Music Major.

Music courses offered by non-SMTD units:

  • AAS / RCHUMS / WOMENSTD / HONORS 354: Race and Identity in Music
  • AAS 366: Music of Africa
  • AMCULT 209: History of American Popular Music
  • AMCULT / HISTORY / LATINOAM 266: The Latin Tinge
  • AMCULT 228: American Musical Soundscapes
  • AMCULT 337: A Survey of American Blues Music
  • AMCULT 407: The History of American Folk Music: Culture, Politics, Music
  • AMCULT 409: American Roots Music
  • AMCULT / WOMENSTD 411: Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music
  • COMM 455: Music and Mediated Identities
  • PSYCH 211: Project Outreach, section titled "Mind, Music, and the Community"
  • PHYSICS 288: Physics of Music
  • RCHUMS 249: Foundations of Music
  • RCHUMS 250: Chamber Music
  • RCHUMS 251: Topics in Music
  • RCHUMS 252: Topics in Musical Expression
  • RCHUMS 253: Choral Ensemble: Residential College Singers
  • RCHUMS 256: Studying and Playing Southeast Asian Music
  • RCHUMS 258: Afro-Cuban Drumming and Styles
  • RCHUMS 259: Music Improvisation
  • RCHUMS 350: Creative Musicianship
  • RCHUMS 351: Creative Musicianship Lab
  • RCHUMS 352: Found Instruments: Building, Design, and Performance
  • RCHUMS 356: The Symphonic Century: Music and Revolution in the 19th Century
  • RCHUMS 301 / ENS 406: Beginning Javanese Gamelan
  • RCHUMS 302 / ENS 407: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble
  • SOC 255: Sociology of Music

Other Department Policies

Additional music courses offered by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance are available, and with approval by the LSA Music Advisor, may be used to satisfy appropriate requirements of the LSA Music Major.  Enrollment in these courses may be restricted to SMTD students.  Interested students should contact the instructors of these courses for permission to enroll.

Additional SMTD music courses open to non-SMTD students:

  • ARTSADMN 406: Special Topics
  • ARTSADMN 410: Arts Entrepreneurship Forum
  • ARTSADMN 422: Writing About Your Art
  • ARTSADMN 422: Grants & Fundraising
  • ARTSADMN 426: Arts Fundraising
  • ARTSADMN 428: Arts Leadershp
  • ARTSADMN 432: Recording Industry
  • ARTSADMN 472/PAT 472: Business of Music
  • ARTSADMN 477: Social Value Arts
  • COMP 233: Special Topics in Composition
  • COMP 415: Introduction to Electronic Music
  • COMP 416: Seminar in Electronic Music
  • JAZZ 450: Contemplative Practices Seminar
  • JAZZ 454.002: Special Topics
  • JAZZ 455: Creativity and Consciousness
  • MUSED 210: Special Topics
  • MUSICOL 343: Music and Islam
  • MUSPERF 200: Engaging Performance
  • PAT 204: Creative Coding for Music
  • PAT 305 / MUSPERF 300: Video Game Music
  • PAT 313: The Art of Electronic Music
  • PAT 314: Electronic Music & Social Justice

 

Students in the Music Major may use THTREMUS and DANCE courses toward LSA Distribution requirements.

Residency

Upon approval of the department advisor, up to 12 credits from outside of the University of Michigan may be accepted to fulfill requirements for the major.  A minimum of 18 credits must be taken at the University of Michigan.

Honors

Students wishing to earn Music Honors must maintain a 3.5 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in music courses.  In addition to the requirements set for the major, students seeking Honors need to:

  1. Contact the LSA Music Advisor to apply for the program by the first term of their junior year and no later than the end of the second term of their junior year.  As part of the application process students are responsible for finding a Faculty Thesis Advisor, who should be a member of the SMTD faculty and should be willing to sponsor an Independent Study with that student.  An SMTD Independent Study Proposal form should be submitted to the LSA Music Advisor along with the Music Honors Application form.
  2. Complete two additional music courses in private instruction or at the 300-level or above in the student's primary area of interest.
  3. Complete a Faculty Thesis Advisor-sponsored Independent Study in the student's primary area of interest with a focus on producing a final Honors Thesis Project.  The previously submitted Independent Study Proposal form may be updated or modified at this time.  Honors Thesis Projects may include, but are not limited to:
  • Instrumental or Vocal recital
  • Lecture recital with program notes
  • Original composition
  • Digital music project
  • Presentation or lecture
  • Research paper

Music (Major) (Winter 2019 - Fall 2019)

Effective Winter 2019

Exclusions:

The LSA Music Major is not open to students with a major in music from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Advising

A major in music is developed in consultation with a department advisor in music.  Appointments are scheduled through the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, 1255 Angell Hall (734-764-0332).  Appointments may also be scheduled by emailing the LSA Music Advisor at lsamusicadvisor@umich.edu or by calling (734-764-8623).

Prerequisites

None, but ability to read music and instrumental or vocal performance experience is recommended.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 30

At least 10 of the 30 credits of music courses must be at the 300 level or higher.

Musicology & Ethnomusicology
One introductory course in MUSICOL chosen from:

  • MUSICOL 121: Introduction to the Art of Music
  • MUSICOL 122: Introduction to World Music
  • MUSICOL 123: Introduction to Popular Music
  • MUSICOL 130: Opera!
  • MUSICOL 345: History of Music - Middle Ages to Baroque
  • MUSICOL 346: History of Music - Baroque to modern era

Plus two additional courses in MUSICOL.

Music Theory
Students must complete all of the following:

  • THEORY 137: Introduction to the Theory of Music
  • THEORY 238: Introduction to Musical Analysis

Composition & Performing Arts Technology
One introductory course in COMP or PAT chosen from:

  • COMP 221: Introduction to Elementary Composition
  • COMP 222: Composition
  • PAT 200: Introduction to Electronic Music

Performance
Two courses in private instruction*, applied GUITAR, or applied PIANO chosen from:

  • BASSOON 150
  • CARILLON 150
  • CELLO 150
  • CLARINET 150
  • DBLBASS 150
  • EUPHBARI 150
  • FLUTE 150
  • FRENHORN 150
  • GUITAR 111 (class guitar)
  • HARP 150
  • HARPSCH 150
  • JAZZ 150
  • OBOE 150
  • ORGAN 150
  • PERCUSS 150
  • PIANO 110.001 (class piano)
  • PIANO 150
  • SAX 150
  • TROMBONE 150
  • TRUM 150
  • TUBA 150
  • VIOLA 150
  • VIOLIN 150
  • VOICE 150

Two additional courses chosen from private instruction*, applied GUITAR, applied PIANO (as listed above), and ENS**:

  • ENS 344: Campus Philharmonia & Symphony Orchestra
  • ENS 346: University & Campus Bands
  • ENS 348: Marching Band, Basketball & Hockey Bands
  • ENS 351: Arts Chorale
  • ENS 353: Men's Glee Club
  • ENS 356: Women's Glee Club
  • ENS 360: Campus Jazz Ensemble
  • ENS 405, 406: Beginning Javanese Gamelan
  • ENS 407: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble

*Private lesson availability is limited, and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance does not guarantee placement.  Priority is given to School of Music performance majors.  Additionally, private lessons on some instruments may not be available in a given term.  Please see the Application for Private Instruction page on the SMTD website for more details.

**Placement in Ensemble courses may require an audition.  Please see the Performance Opportunities page on the SMTD website for more details.

Additional Courses
Two additional courses in MUSICOL, THEORY, COMP, or PAT.

Additional music electives chosen in consultation with the LSA Music Advisor.

 

Constraints

AP credits may not be used to satisfy requirements of the major.

With approval by the LSA Music Advisor, a maximum of three non-SMTD courses may be used to satisfy appropriate requirements for the LSA Music Major.

Music courses offered by non-SMTD units:

  • AAS / RCHUMS / WOMENSTD / HONORS 354: Race and Identity in Music
  • AAS 366: Music of Africa
  • AMCULT 209: History of American Popular Music
  • AMCULT / HISTORY / LATINOAM 266: The Latin Tinge
  • AMCULT 228: American Musical Soundscapes
  • AMCULT 337: A Survey of American Blues Music
  • AMCULT 407: The History of American Folk Music: Culture, Politics, Music
  • AMCULT 409: American Roots Music
  • AMCULT / WOMENSTD 411: Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music
  • COMM 455: Music and Mediated Identities
  • PSYCH 211: Project Outreach, section titled "Mind, Music, and the Community"
  • PHYSICS 288: Physics of Music
  • RCHUMS 249: Foundations of Music
  • RCHUMS 250: Chamber Music
  • RCHUMS 251: Topics in Music
  • RCHUMS 252: Topics in Musical Expression
  • RCHUMS 253: Choral Ensemble: Residential College Singers
  • RCHUMS 256: Studying and Playing Southeast Asian Music
  • RCHUMS 258: Afro-Cuban Drumming and Styles
  • RCHUMS 259: Music Improvisation
  • RCHUMS 350: Creative Musicianship
  • RCHUMS 351: Creative Musicianship Lab
  • RCHUMS 352: Found Instruments: Building, Design, and Performance
  • RCHUMS 356: The Symphonic Century: Music and Revolution in the 19th Century
  • RCHUMS 301 / ENS 406: Beginning Javanese Gamelan
  • RCHUMS 302 / ENS 407: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble
  • SOC 255: Sociology of Music

Other Department Policies

Additional music courses offered by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance are available, and with approval by the LSA Music Advisor, may be used to satisfy appropriate requirements of the LSA Music Major.  Enrollment in these courses may be restricted to SMTD students.  Interested students should contact the instructors of these courses for permission to enroll.

Additional SMTD music courses open to non-SMTD students:

  • ARTSADMN 406: Special Topics
  • ARTSADMN 410: Arts Entrepreneurship Forum
  • ARTSADMN 422: Writing About Your Art
  • ARTSADMN 422: Grants & Fundraising
  • ARTSADMN 426: Arts Fundraising
  • ARTSADMN 428: Arts Leadershp
  • ARTSADMN 432: Recording Industry
  • ARTSADMN 472/PAT 472: Business of Music
  • ARTSADMN 477: Social Value Arts
  • COMP 233: Special Topics in Composition
  • COMP 415: Introduction to Electronic Music
  • COMP 416: Seminar in Electronic Music
  • JAZZ 450: Contemplative Practices Seminar
  • JAZZ 454.002: Special Topics
  • JAZZ 455: Creativity and Consciousness
  • MUSED 210: Special Topics
  • MUSICOL 343: Music and Islam
  • MUSPERF 200: Engaging Performance
  • PAT 204: Creative Coding for Music
  • PAT 305 / MUSPERF 300: Video Game Music
  • PAT 313: The Art of Electronic Music
  • PAT 314: Electronic Music & Social Justice

 

Students in the Music Major may use THTREMUS and DANCE courses toward LSA Distribution requirements.

Residency

Upon approval of the department advisor, up to 12 credits from outside of the University of Michigan may be accepted to fulfill requirements for the major.  A minimum of 18 credits must be taken at the University of Michigan.

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the COMP, MUSICOL, PAT, THEORY, PIANO, ENS, and all Music Performance subject areas may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.

Honors

Students wishing to earn Music Honors must maintain a 3.5 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in music courses.  In addition to the requirements set for the major, students seeking Honors need to:

  1. Contact the LSA Music Advisor to apply for the program by the first term of their junior year and no later than the end of the second term of their junior year.  As part of the application process students are responsible for finding a Faculty Thesis Advisor, who should be a member of the SMTD faculty and should be willing to sponsor an Independent Study with that student.  An SMTD Independent Study Proposal form should be submitted to the LSA Music Advisor along with the Music Honors Application form.
  2. Complete two additional music courses in private instruction or at the 300-level or above in the student's primary area of interest.
  3. Complete a Faculty Thesis Advisor-sponsored Independent Study in the student's primary area of interest with a focus on producing a final Honors Thesis Project.  The previously submitted Independent Study Proposal form may be updated or modified at this time.  Honors Thesis Projects may include, but are not limited to:
  • Instrumental or Vocal recital
  • Lecture recital with program notes
  • Original composition
  • Digital music project
  • Presentation or lecture
  • Research paper

Music (Major) (Winter 2018 - Fall 2018)

Effective Winter 2018

Exclusions:

The LSA Music Major is not open to students with a major in music from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Advising

A major in music is developed in consultation with a department advisor in music.  Appointments are scheduled through the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, 1255 Angell Hall (734-764-0332).  Appointments may also be scheduled by emailing the LSA Music Advisor at lsamusicadvisor@umich.edu or by calling (734-764-8623).

Prerequisites

None, but ability to read music and instrumental or vocal performance experience is recommended.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 30

At least 10 of the 30 credits must be at the 300 level or higher.

Musicology & Ethnomusicology
One introductory course in MUSICOL chosen from:

  • MUSICOL 121: Introduction to the Art of Music
  • MUSICOL 122: Introduction to World Music
  • MUSICOL 123: Introduction to Popular Music
  • MUSICOL 130: Opera!
  • MUSICOL 345: History of Music - Middle Ages to Baroque
  • MUSICOL 346: History of Music - Baroque to modern era

Plus two additional courses in MUSICOL.

Music Theory
Students must complete all of the following:

  • THEORY 137: Introduction to the Theory of Music
  • THEORY 238: Introduction to Musical Analysis

Composition & Performing Arts Technology
One introductory course in COMP or PAT chosen from:

  • COMP 221: Introduction to Elementary Composition
  • COMP 222: Composition
  • PAT 201: Introduction to Computer Music

Performance
Two courses in private instruction*, applied GUITAR, or applied PIANO chosen from:

  • BASSOON 150
  • CARILLON 150
  • CELLO 150
  • CLARINET 150
  • DBLBASS 150
  • EUPHBARI 150
  • FLUTE 150
  • FRENHORN 150
  • GUITAR 111 (class guitar)
  • HARP 150
  • HARPSCH 150
  • JAZZ 150
  • OBOE 150
  • ORGAN 150
  • PERCUSS 150
  • PIANO 110.001 (class piano)
  • PIANO 150
  • SAX 150
  • TROMBONE 150
  • TRUM 150
  • TUBA 150
  • VIOLA 150
  • VIOLIN 150
  • VOICE 150

Two additional courses chosen from private instruction*, applied GUITAR, applied PIANO (as listed above), and ENS**:

  • ENS 344: Campus Philharmonia & Symphony Orchestra
  • ENS 346: University & Campus Bands
  • ENS 348: Marching Band, Basketball & Hockey Bands
  • ENS 351: Arts Chorale
  • ENS 353: Men's Glee Club
  • ENS 356: Women's Glee Club
  • ENS 360: Campus Jazz Ensemble
  • ENS 405, 406: Beginning Javanese Gamelan
  • ENS 407: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble

*Private lesson availability is limited, and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance does not guarantee placement.  Priority is given to School of Music performance majors.  Additionally, private lessons on some instruments may not be available in a given term.  Please see the Application for Private Instruction page on the SMTD website for more details.

**Placement in Ensemble courses may require an audition.  Please see the Performance Opportunities page on the SMTD website for more details.

Additional Courses
Two additional courses in MUSICOL, THEORY, COMP, or PAT.

Additional music electives chosen in consultation with the LSA Music Advisor.

 

Constraints

AP credits may not be used to satisfy requirements of the major.

With approval by the LSA Music Advisor, a maximum of three non-SMTD courses may be used to satisfy appropriate requirements for the LSA Music Major.

Music courses offered by non-SMTD units:

  • AAS / RCHUMS / WOMENSTD / HONORS 354: Race and Identity in Music
  • AAS 366: Music of Africa
  • AMCULT 209: History of American Popular Music
  • AMCULT / HISTORY / LATINOAM 266: The Latin Tinge
  • AMCULT 228: American Musical Soundscapes
  • AMCULT 337: A Survey of American Blues Music
  • AMCULT 407: The History of American Folk Music: Culture, Politics, Music
  • AMCULT 409: American Roots Music
  • AMCULT / WOMENSTD 411: Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music
  • COMM 455: Music and Mediated Identities
  • PSYCH 211: Project Outreach, section titled "Mind, Music, and the Community"
  • PHYSICS 288: Physics of Music
  • RCHUMS 249: Foundations of Music
  • RCHUMS 250: Chamber Music
  • RCHUMS 251: Topics in Music
  • RCHUMS 252: Topics in Musical Expression
  • RCHUMS 253: Choral Ensemble: Residential College Singers
  • RCHUMS 256: Studying and Playing Southeast Asian Music
  • RCHUMS 258: Afro-Cuban Drumming and Styles
  • RCHUMS 259: Music Improvisation
  • RCHUMS 350: Creative Musicianship
  • RCHUMS 351: Creative Musicianship Lab
  • RCHUMS 352: Found Instruments: Building, Design, and Performance
  • RCHUMS 356: The Symphonic Century: Music and Revolution in the 19th Century
  • RCHUMS 301 / ENS 406: Beginning Javanese Gamelan
  • RCHUMS 302 / ENS 407: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble
  • SOC 255: Sociology of Music

Other Department Policies

Additional music courses offered by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance are available, and with approval by the LSA Music Advisor, may be used to satisfy appropriate requirements of the LSA Music Major.  Enrollment in these courses may be restricted to SMTD students.  Interested students should contact the instructors of these courses for permission to enroll.

Additional SMTD music courses open to non-SMTD students:

  • ARTSADMN 406: Special Topics
  • ARTSADMN 410: Arts Entrepreneurship Forum
  • ARTSADMN 422: Writing About Your Art
  • ARTSADMN 422: Grants & Fundraising
  • ARTSADMN 426: Arts Fundraising
  • ARTSADMN 428: Arts Leadershp
  • ARTSADMN 432: Recording Industry
  • ARTSADMN 477: Social Value Arts
  • COMP 233: Special Topics in Composition
  • COMP 415: Introduction to Electronic Music
  • COMP 416: Seminar in Electronic Music
  • JAZZ 450: Contemplative Practices Seminar
  • JAZZ 454.002: Special Topics
  • JAZZ 455: Creativity and Consciousness
  • MUSED 210: Special Topics
  • MUSICOL 343: Music and Islam
  • MUSPERF 200: Engaging Performance
  • PAT 305 / MUSPERF 300: Video Game Music

 

Residency

Upon approval of the department advisor, up to 12 credits from outside of the University of Michigan may be accepted to fulfill requirements for the major.  A minimum of 18 credits must be taken at the University of Michigan.

Distribution Policy

No course used to fulfill a major requirement may be used toward the LSA Distribution Requirement. In addition, courses in the COMP, MUSICOL, PAT, THEORY, PIANO, ENS, and all Music Performance subject areas may not be used toward the Distribution Requirement.

Honors

Students wishing to earn Music Honors must maintain a 3.5 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in music courses.  In addition to the requirements set for the major, students seeking Honors need to:

  1. Contact the LSA Music Advisor to apply for the program by the first term of their junior year and no later than the end of the second term of their junior year.  As part of the application process students are responsible for finding a Faculty Thesis Advisor, who should be a member of the SMTD faculty and should be willing to sponsor an Independent Study with that student.  An SMTD Independent Study Proposal form should be submitted to the LSA Music Advisor along with the Music Honors Application form.
  2. Complete two additional music courses in private instruction or at the 300-level or above in the student's primary area of interest.
  3. Complete a Faculty Thesis Advisor-sponsored Independent Study in the student's primary area of interest with a focus on producing a final Honors Thesis Project.  The previously submitted Independent Study Proposal form may be updated or modified at this time.  Honors Thesis Projects may include, but are not limited to:
  • Instrumental or Vocal recital
  • Lecture recital with program notes
  • Original composition
  • Digital music project
  • Presentation or lecture
  • Research paper

Music Major (Fall 2015 - Fall 2017)

Effective Fall 2015

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 30

A minimum of thirteen courses are required; with the permission of the department advisor, as many as five courses from outside the University of Michigan may be accepted to fulfill requirements for the major. Eight courses must be taken at the University of Michigan, including the following:

  1. Musicology (MUSICOL): one introductory course in music (MUSICOL 121, 122, or 123 or advisor approved equivalent) and two additional courses of in Musicology or Ethnomusicology (MUSICOL 122, 123, 343, 345, 346, 351, 411, 450, 456, 458, and other 300-400 level courses, or advisor approved equivalent). MUSICOL 139, 140, 239, or 240, may be elected to fulfill requirements for the major with permission of the instructor and the department advisor. (revised 2/3/05)
  2. Music Theory (THEORY): two courses of basic music theory (THEORY 137 (section 001, plus a lab section 002-005) and 238 (section 001, plus a lab section 002-003), or 139/149 and 140/150, or 239/240 and 240/250 or advisor approved equivalent (by permission of instructor).
  3. Music Composition (COMP): COMP 221, 222, PAT 201, or equivalent (students with an historical or ethno-musicological focus within the major may request that this requirement be waived through substitution of another 400-level course in Musicology).
  4. Music Performance: a total of four courses of performance instruction, selected from PIANO 110, 111, 112, 113 or private instruction 150. At least two courses of private instruction are required (applied piano class is acceptable as "private" instruction). Private instruction courses are those listed at 150 (VIOLIN 150, PIANO 150, TUBA 150, and so on). Ensemble may be elected to cover two of the four required terms.
  5. Two additional MUSICOL, THEORY, COMP, or PAT courses at the 400 level or above.

Additional Electives

The core requirements listed here typically demand approximately 30 credits. Music majors may select the remaining 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, musicology, theory, or performance. The department advisor can assist students in arranging the best program in preparation for graduate studies and discuss the possibility of transferring into the School of Music.

  • AAS 354 / RCHUMS 354 / WOMENSTD 354 / HONORS 354: Race and Identity in Music
  • AAS 366: Music of Africa
  • AMCULT 209: History of American Popular Music
  • AMCULT 226 / HISTORY 226 / LATINOAM 226: The Latin Tinge
  • AMCULT 228: American Musical Soundscapes
  • AMCULT 337: A Survey of American Blues Music
  • AMCULT 407: The History of American Folk Music: Culture, Politics, Music
  • AMCULT 409: American Roots Music
  • AMCULT 411 / WOMENSTD 411: Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music
  • AMCULT 436: Music of Asian Americans
  • COMM 445: Music and Mediated Identities
  • ENS 406 / RCHUMS 406: Beginning Javanese Gamelan
  • ENS 407 / RCHUMS 407: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble
  • HISTORY 226 / AMCULT 226 / LATINOAM 226: The Latin Tinge
  • HONORS 354 / RCHUMS 354 / AAS 354 / WOMENSTD 354: Race and Identity in Music
  • LATINOAM 226 / AMCULT 226 / HISTORY 226: The Latin Tinge
  • PHYSICS 288: Physics of Music
  • PSYCH 211: Project Outreach, section titled "Mind, Music, and the Community"
  • RCHUMS 249: Foundations of Music
  • RCHUMS 250: Chamber Music
  • RCHUMS 251: Topics in Music
  • RCHUMS 252: Topics in Musical Expression
  • RCHUMS 253: Choral Ensemble: Residential College Singers
  • RCHUMS 256: Studying and Playing Southeast Asian Music
  • RCHUMS 258: Afro-Cuban Drumming and Styles
  • RCHUMS 259: Music Improvisation
  • RCHUMS 350: Creative Musicianship
  • RCHUMS 351: Creative Musicianship Lab
  • RCHUMS 352: Found Instruments: Building, Design, and Performance
  • RCHUMS 354 / AAS 354 / WOMENSTD 354 / HONORS 354: Race and Identity in Music
  • RCHUMS 356: The Symphonic Century: Music and Revolution in the 19th Century
  • RCHUMS 406 / ENS 406: Beginning Javanese Gamelan
  • RCHUMS 407 / ENS 407: Javanese Gamelan Ensemble
  • SOC 255: Sociology of Music
  • WOMENSTD 354 / RCHUMS 354 / AAS 354 / HONORS 354: Race and Identity in Music
  • WOMENSTD 411 / AMCULT 411: Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music
  • All other group music ensembles offered at the 300-level in the Residential College

Residency

A minimum of thirteen courses are required; with the permission of the department advisor, as many as five courses from outside the University of Michigan may be accepted to fulfill requirements for the major. Eight courses must be taken at the University of Michigan.

Honors

Qualified students are encouraged to consider an Honors Plan in Music. The standards for admission are a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 and evidence of outstanding ability in music. Application is made and admission is granted to the Honors major during the first term of the junior year. Two additional courses (in performance instruction or at the 400-level or above) are required, and the primary focus of an Honors program is a written senior Honors Thesis or a lecture recital with extensive program notes approved by a Music department advisor. Independent research study with an advisor may satisfy the additional course requirement (one term of 2 or 3 hours of independent study fulfills one term of the course requirement). Honors majors should elect one term of junior-senior seminar in Musicology or Music Theory.

 

Music Major (Fall 2005-Summer 2015)

May be elected as an interdepartmental major

Effective Fall 2005-Summer 2015

Requirements for the Major

 A minimum of thirteen courses are required; with the permission of the department advisor, as many as five courses from outside the University of Michigan may be accepted to fulfill requirements for the major. Eight courses must be taken at the University of Michigan, including the following:

  1. Musicology (MUSICOL): one introductory course in music (MUSICOL 121, 122, or 123 or the equivalent) and two additional courses of in Musicology or Ethnomusicology (MUSICOL 122, 123, 343, 345, 346, 351, 411, 450, 456, 458, and other 300-400 level courses, or the equivalent). MUSICOL 139, 140, 239, or 240, may be elected to fulfill requirements for the major with permission of the instructor and the department advisor.(revised 2/3/05)
  2. Music Theory (THEORY): two courses of basic music theory (THEORY 137 (section 001, plus a lab section 002-005) and 238 (section 001, plus a lab section 002-003), or 139/149 and 140/150, or 239/240 and 240/250 or the equivalent (by permission of instructor).
  3. Music Composition (COMP): COMP 221, 222, PAT 201, or equivalent (students with an historical or ethno-musicological focus within the major may request that this requirement be waived through substitution of another 400-level course in Musicology).
  4. Music Performance: a total of four courses of performance instruction, selected from PIANO 110, 111, 112, 113 or private instruction 150. At least two courses of private instruction are required (applied piano class is acceptable as "private" instruction). Ensemble may be elected to cover two of the four required terms.
  5. Two additional MUSICOL, THEORY, COMP, or PAT courses at the 400 level or above. One of these must be a junior-senior seminar in MUSICOL or THEORY for majors with a focus in either of these areas.

Additional Electives

  • AAS 354 / RCHUMS 354 / WOMENSTD 354 / HONORS 354. Race and Identity in Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • AAS 366. Music of Africa [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • AMCULT 209. History of American Popular Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • AMCULT 226 / HISTORY 226 / LATINOAM 226. The Latin Tinge [Effective Fall 2015,retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • AMCULT 228. American Musical Soundscapes [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • AMCULT 337. A Survey of American Blues Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • AMCULT 407. The History of American Folk Music: Culture, Politics, Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • AMCULT 409. American Roots Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • AMCULT 411 / WOMENSTD 411. Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • AMCULT 436. Music of Asian Americans [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • COMM 445. Music and Mediated Identities [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • ENS 406 / RCHUMS 406. Beginning Javanese Gamelan [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • ENS 407 / RCHUMS 407. Javanese Gamelan Ensemble [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • HISTORY 226 / AMCULT 226 / LATINOAM 226. The Latin Tinge [Effective Fall 2015,retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • HONORS 354 / RCHUMS 354 / AAS 354 / WOMENSTD 354. Race and Identity in Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • LATINOAM 226 / AMCULT 226 / HISTORY 226. The Latin Tinge [Effective Fall 2015,retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • PHYSICS 288. Physics of Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • PSYCH 211. Project Outreach (Topic 37 Mind, Music, and the Community) [Winter 2016, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 249. Foundations of Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 250. Chamber Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 251. Topics in Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 252. Topics in Musical Expression [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 253. Choral Ensemble: Residential College Singers [Effective Fall 2015,retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 256. Studying and Playing Southeast Asian Music [Effective Fall 2015,retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 258. Afro-Cuban Drumming and Styles [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 259. Music Improvisation [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 350. Creative Musicianship [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 351. Creative Musicianship Lab [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 352. Found Instruments: Building, Design, and Performance [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 354 / AAS 354 / WOMENSTD 354 / HONORS 354. Race and Identity in Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 356. The Symphonic Century: Music and Revolution in the 19th Century [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 406 / ENS 406. Beginning Javanese Gamelan [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • RCHUMS 407 / ENS 407. Javanese Gamelan Ensemble [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • SOC 255. Sociology of Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • WOMENSTD 354 / RCHUMS 354 / AAS 354 / HONORS 354. Race and Identity in Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • WOMENSTD 411 / AMCULT 411. Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]
  • All other group music ensembles offered at the 300-level in the Residential College [Effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2012]

 

The core requirements listed here typically demand approximately 30 credits. Music majors may select the remaining 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, musicology, theory, or performance. The department advisor can assist students in arranging the best program in preparation for graduate studies and discuss the possibility of transferring into the School of Music.

Honors Plan

Qualified students are encouraged to consider an Honors Plan in Music. The standards for admission are a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 and evidence of outstanding ability in music. Application is made and admission is granted to the Honors major during the first term of the junior year. Two additional courses (in performance instruction or at the 400-level or above) are required, and the primary focus of an honors program is a written senior Honors Thesis or a lecture recital with extensive program notes approved by a Music department advisor. Independent research study with an advisor may satisfy the additional course requirement (one term of 2 or 3 hours of independent study fulfills one term of the course requirement). Honors majors should elect one term of junior-senior seminar in Musicology or Music Theory.

 

Music major (Effective through Fall 2005)

Effective through Fall 2005

May be elected as an interdepartmental major

Requirements for the Major

A minimum of 32 credits are required, including:

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

  2. Music Theory (THEORY): two terms of basic music theory (THEORY 137 and 238 or the equivalent) and one additional music theory course selected from THEORY 239/249, 240/250, 351, 405, 442, 454, and 460.

  3. Music Composition (COMP): COMP 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.