Introduction to Music
Fall, Spring. Credit, four hours. Elementary principles of form and style in music in historical context.
Introduction to Theory and Composition
Fall. Credit, four hours. Fundamentals of tonal music theory, basic concepts and terms, and introduction to original composition for selected media.
Music, Society, and Culture
Spring. Credit, four hours. No Prerequisite. Introduces the study of music as historical and cultural practice. Considers essential repertoires of vernacular and art music in Western and non-Western traditions. Teaches foundational skills needed to research and write critically about musical cultures, repertoires, and practices.
Music Cultures of the World
Spring. Credit, four hours. This course explores the diverse musical styles of the world. Students examine and analyze different musical genres in relation to their specific social contexts.
TBA. Variable credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. The student will complete a specific individual project designed in consultation with a professor. This course does not satisfy GEP requirements.
Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Group instruction in vocal music and the performance of selected repertoire. May be repeated for credit, with total credit not to exceed four hours.
Oxford Chamber Ensemble
TBA. Credit, variable one to two hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Group instruction in instrumental music and performance of selected repertoire. May be repeated for credit, with total credit not to exceed four hours.
Applied Music, Non-Majors
Fall, Spring or on demand. Credit, one hour. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. The study of music literature through performance on a specific instrument. One-hour private instruction weekly. Audition and lesson fee required. Contact the music department for current information on auditions, fees, and instruments offered.
Special Topics in Music History
TBA. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Music 101 or permission of instructor. Study of a selected topic in Western music history.