Upon completing two foundational courses in theory and musicianship, concentrators have the flexibility to craft an intellectual pathway based on their particular interests and goals. The curriculum is supported by the Orwig Music Library, a state-of-the-art facility with holdings of over 40,000 books and scores and an equal number of sound and video recordings. Concentrators are encouraged to participate in one or more of the departmentally sponsored performing organizations: Chorus, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Wind Symphony, Chamber Music Performance, Electroacoustic Ensemble, Sacred Harp/Shape-Note Singing, Old-time String Band, Javanese Gamelan, or Ghanaian Drumming.
The concentration in Music integrates theory, history, ethnomusicology, technology, composition, and performance.
Students in this concentration will:
- Master general music skills
- Develop an understanding of basic music theory
- Study historical, social, and technological approaches to music and music-making
- Explore flexible pathways through creative work, performance, and/or scholarship
- Enhance their performing ability
- Complete a significant creative or scholarly capstone project
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Music alumni have entered a variety of industries, including sound design, graphic design, education, computer and video game design, clinical psychology. Many have become composers and have entered other area in the music industry. Concentrators in Music have also pursued careers in education, law, medicine, and business.
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