Music art department

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Concentration in Music History and Literature

At New Paltz, Music History and Literature majors are given the opportunity to study music of the Western world in relation to its time and place, following its changing forms and styles from the Middle Ages through the 21st Century. Two basic survey courses provide the foundation: Music to 1750 and Music Since 1750.

 

Major Plan

Core Courses (30 credits, required for all Music Majors)

MUS141 - MUS145 - Participation in Music Ensemble

(6 semesters or every semester in attendance for transfer students)


MUS150 - Concert Series Attendance

(6 semesters or every semester in attendance for transfer students)


MUS201 - Piano 1

MUS202 - Piano 2

MUS301 - Piano 3

MUS231 - Sight Singing & Ear Training 1

MUS232 - Sight Singing & Ear Training 2

MUS203 - Theory 1

MUS204 - Theory 2

MUS220 - MUS227 - Applied Music Classical

(2 semesters)

MUS331 - Music to 1750

MUS333 - Music Since 1750

 

Requirements for Concentration in Music History and Literature
(23 credits)

MUS303 - Theory 3

MUS320 - Keyboard Harmony

MUS330 - Music Cultures of the World

MUS364 - Form & Analysis

MUS365 - Instrumentation

MUS420 - MUS427 - Applied Music Classical

(2 semesters)

MUS430 - Bibliographic Research in Music

MUS432 - Writing About Music

MUS490 - Senior Project

Electives in Music (7 credits)