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Major Requirements

​Petition to Major

Students are admitted to a specialization on the basis of a petition to major process, which occurs during the spring of the freshman or sophomore year. The petition to major process differs for each specialization, and students should contact the department chairs or program directors/coordinators for more information. Students are not permitted to enroll in classes in the specialization until they have passed their petition to major.

Course Requirements

  • Music Theory (1 course chosen from MUS or COM 300-level or above; 4 credits)
  • Any 300 level (or above) Musicianship course beyond the musicianship sequence (Music History, Musicology, Ethnomusicology; 4 credits)
  • Experiential Learning Requirement (4 credits)
  • Senior Year Capstone in Music (4 credits)
  • Large ensemble (6 credits in the 1st and 2nd years)
  • Any Ensemble (3 credits in the 3rd or 4th year)
  • Music Electives (9 credits)
  • Non-Music Electives (12 credits)
  • Free Electives ( 4 credits)




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