Music

At Oxford, you will study music as an academic discipline, including courses in music appreciation, music history and performance.

Music 101

Introduction to Music

(HAP)

Fall, Spring. Credit, four hours. Elementary principles of form and style in music in historical context.

Music 114

Introduction to Theory and Composition

(HAP)

Fall. Credit, four hours. Fundamentals of tonal music theory, basic concepts and terms, and introduction to original composition for selected media.

Music 200

Music, Society, and Culture

(HSC)

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 204

Music Cultures of the World

(HAP)

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.

Music 299R

Independent Study

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.

Music 300R

Oxford Chorale

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.

Music 300V

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.

Music 310

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.

Music 389R

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.