The Department of Music offers numerous opportunities to students to engage music study critically and in a supportive environment. Classes include the following:
MUSC 101 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC OF THE WESTERN
HERITAGE (3) Masterworks of European and American art
music from the perspective of contemporary society through
lecture, listening and discussion.
MUSC 105 MUSIC THEORY FOR NON-MAJORS (3) Theoretical
concepts through practical experiences with notation,
meter, scales, intervals and chord structures. Open to nonmajors
and Music minors. $25 lab/class fee.
MUSC 111 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC IN THE U.S. (3) Traditional,
popular and classical music in the U.S. from the
colonial period to the present.
MUSC 112 WORLD MUSIC: THE AMERICAS, AFRICA AND
WEST EUROPE (3) Traditional and popular music in the
Americas, Africa and West Europe. Different functions
and meanings of music in various societies.
MUSC 123 JAZZ HISTORY FOR NON-MAJORS (3) Stylistic
survey of major currents in the history of jazz. Explores
importance of this musical tradition in American culture.
MUSC 125 HONORS JAZZ HISTORY FOR NON-MAJORS (3)
An examination of major currents in the history of jazz.
Explores the importance of this musical tradition in American
culture through discussion, analysis, listening and
independent study. Honors College Course.
MUSC 127 ELEMENTS AND HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC (3)
Contributions to rock music through basic musical
MUSC 205 WOMEN IN WESTERN MUSIC (3) Roles and
contributions of women composers and performers from
ancient Greece to contemporary American society.
MUSC 206 CREATIVE MUSIC INSTRUMENT AND SYSTEM
PROGRAMMING (3) An introduction to specialized music
programming languages with applications in developing
musical performance instruments or sound installation
works. No prior programming experience is required.
MUSC 305 SURVEY OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY (3) Publishing,
copyright law, licensing, managers and agents, arts administration,
concert promotion, music merchandising, recording
Non-music majors/minors are encouraged to audition for performing ensembles at the beginning of each term. Learn more about our ensembles. No audition is required for MUSA150/350 Choral Society, MUSA 160/360 Marching Band or MUSA 170/370 World Music Ensemble.
For further information, contact the Department of Music at 410-704-2836.
Department of Music
Center for the Arts, Room # 3095 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Explore the resources available for music through Cook Library.