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Music Minor

Division of Communication Studies, Fine Arts and Literature

Consists of 23-25 credit hours including the following courses:

Diatonic harmony voice leading and phrase structure. Aural skills include sight singing and melodic dictation. Prerequisites MUS 110

Unit(s): 3

Continuation of harmony and voice leading with an exploration of secondary functions. Analyses of classical forms including sonata and rondo. Aural skills include sight singing and melodic dictation. Prerequisites MUS 225

Unit(s): 3

History of Western musical style from the early Christian era to 1750 including medieval Renaissance and Baroque eras. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. Prerequisites MUS 110 General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

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History of Western musical style including Classical and Romantic eras as well as music of the 20th century. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. Prerequisites MUS 110 General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

6 credit hours in applied music
4 credit hours of ensembles

And two additional courses chosen from the following:

American musical life from colonial times to the present. Samplings include music following both the European classical tradition (operatic choral symphonic etc.) and Americas popular tradition (ragtime jazz rock etc.). Specific topics in the general areas are treated in detail by individual research. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Designed to increase the appreciation and enjoyment of jazz. The history and techniques of American jazz will be examined by lecture demonstration and recordings. Differences in the music elements of the major jazz styles will be highlighted. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

A survey of musical practices from around the world and a study of the roles the music making plays within a cultural context. Music culture and the connection between the two will be understood through lecture recordings video and through fieldwork involving observation and interview. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General education fine arts and music 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 500

Unit(s): 3

History of Western musical style from the early Christian era to 1750 including medieval Renaissance and Baroque eras. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. Prerequisites MUS 110 General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

History of Western musical style including Classical and Romantic eras as well as music of the 20th century. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. Prerequisites MUS 110 General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Exploration of chromatic harmony modal mixture the Neapolitan chord augmented sixth chords and musical forms including variations and fugue. Introduction to post-tonal harmony. Aural skills include sight singing and melodic dictation. Prerequisites MUS 226

Unit(s): 3

Studies focused on one or more great composers. Analyses of scores and recordings as well as historical documents such as reviews interviews memoirs and manuscripts. May be taken more than once for credit if the featured composers are different each time. Prerequisites MUS 110

Unit(s): 2

Elements of instrumental conducting use of the baton score reading the organization and administration of ensembles and the conducting of suitable literature for those organizations and combined instrumental and choral ensembles. Prerequisite MUS 226 Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

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Elements of choral conducting use of the baton score reading the organization and administration of ensembles and the conducting of suitable literature for those organizations and combined choral and instrumental ensembles. Prerequisite MUS 226 Alternate years offered 2015-2016

Unit(s): 3

A jury examination and a public performance are required during each semester of applied lessons.

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Questions? Contact Us!

For general questions about the department of music, instrumental music and music education:

Dr. Christine Carrillo, Department Chair
540-828-5301
ccarrill@bridgewater.edu

For more information on organ, piano and composition:

Dr. Larry Taylor, Associate Professor
540-828-5302
ltaylor@bridgewater.edu

For more information on choral ensembles and vocal music:

Dr. John McCarty, Assistant Professor
540-828-5305
jmccarty@bridgewater.edu