Music Major

Description: A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

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Music Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Music?

This major is a favorite of people who, obviously, have a love of music, performance, and composition. Music majors are often inquisitive, analytical, observant, able to think abstractly, able to draw, and enjoy coordinated activities and sports. Often artistic, this kind of person enjoys various kinds of art like theatre, types of artwork, and creative expression.

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What Courses Do Music Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Music majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Aural Skills
  • Counterpoint
  • Elements of Music
  • English Diction
  • German Diction
  • Indonesian Music and Cultures
  • Instrumentation
  • Introduction to Music
  • Music History Abroad
  • Music in World Cultures
  • Organ Repertoire
  • Romanticism in Music
  • Special Topics

Specializations In This Major

Various specializations related to a major in Music may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to: