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Music Concentration Requirements

History/Theory/Composition Track

Music Theory (2)
MUSC 0550-0560 are prerequisite for a number of upper-level music courses. 0550 is offered every fall; 0560 is offered every spring.

  • MUSC 0550: Theory of Tonal Music I
  • MUSC 0560: Theory of Tonal Music II

History (2)
Any two (2) of the three courses below are required; the third is optional.

  • MUSC 0910: Medieval and Renaissance Music
  • MUSC 0920: Baroque and Classical Music
  • MUSC 0930: Romantic and Modern Music

Advanced Theory (2)
Any two (2) advanced theory courses are required (in no particular order). 1020 and 1030 are usually offered every other fall, as are 1040 and 1050.

  • MUSC 1020: Modal Counterpoint
  • MUSC 1030: Tonal Counterpoint
  • MUSC 1040: Advanced Music Theory I - Chromaticism and Advanced Tonal Techniques
  • MUSC 1050: Advanced Music Theory II - Theories of Music Since 1890

Advanced Musicianship (1)
MUSC 1010-1011 are required; each is worth ½ credit. (Prerequisite: 0560) 1010 is offered every fall; 1011 is offered every spring.

  • MUSC 1010: Advanced Musicianship I
  • MUSC 1011: Advanced Musicianship II

Ethnomusicology (1)
MUSC 1900 is required. 1900 is usually offered annually and should be taken before the senior year.

  • MUSC 1900: Introduction to Ethnomusicology

Electives (3)
Three (3) upper-level courses are required (i.e. no course below MUSC 0570); 1600-level seminars are preferred. Up to two (2) full Applied Music or ensemble credits (i.e. four semesters) may be applied to the concentration requirements.

 

Ethnomusicology Track

Music Theory (2)
MUSC 0550-0560 are prerequisite for a number of upper-level music courses. 0550 is offered every fall; 0560 is offered every spring.

  • MUSC 0550: Theory of Tonal Music I
  • MUSC 0560: Theory of Tonal Music II

Other Foundational Courses (2)
The two (2) courses below are required. 1900 is usually offered annually and should be taken before the senior year.

  • ANTH 0100: Cultural Anthropology – Understanding Human Societies
  • MUSC 1900: Introduction to Ethnomusicology

History (2)
Any two (2) of the three courses below are required; the third is optional.

  • MUSC 0910: Medieval and Renaissance Music
  • MUSC 0920: Baroque and Classical Music
  • MUSC 0930: Romantic and Modern Music

Electives in Ethnomusicology (4)
Four additional courses in ethnomusicology numbered 1000 or higher are required. For a list of qualifying courses see the Concentration Advisor.

 

Computer Music & Multimedia

Music Theory (2)
MUSC 0550-0560 are prerequisite for a number of upper-level music courses. 0550 is offered every fall; 0560 is offered every spring.

  • MUSC 0550: Theory of Tonal Music I
  • MUSC 0560: Theory of Tonal Music II

Computer Music Foundation (3)

  • MUSC 0200: Computers and Music
  • MUSC 1200: Seminar in Electronic Music – The Recording Studio as Compositional Tool
  • MUSC 1210: Seminar in Electronic Music – Real-Time Systems

Musicology/Ethnomusicology Elective (1)
One scholarly course numbered above MUSC 0900.

Other Electives (4)
Students must take four elective courses selected in any combination from the following groups:

  • Computer Music and Multimedia courses, MUSC 1220-1290 or MUSC 2200-2290
  • Theory and composition courses, MUSC 1020-1190
  • No more than one lower-level Computer Music and Multimedia course, MUSC 0210-0230
  • No more than one electronic art production course (VISA or MCM) from approved list (see the Concentration Advisor for current approved courses in this area)

 

Undergraduate Concentration Advisor

Mr. Matthew McGarrell
Matthew_McGarrell@brown.edu
Room 309 - Orwig Music Building
(401) 863-3763

Page updated on 2/21/12