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Music History Area

The concentration in Music History and Literature is designed for those students who wish to make writing about or teaching music their main emphasis.This concentration is a preparation for graduate work in music history or musicology.


Course Requirements

At least one special topics seminar is required, as is a course in Art History which emphasizes the periodization of art styles from the Renaissance through Baroque, Neo-Classical, and Romantic.

A senior essay representing the student's original research into an area of music or music literature, written in conjunction with a faculty mentor, is the capstone of this concentration.

Students planning graduate work should note that a reading knowledge of German plus either French or Italian is required for most graduate musicology programs.