Requirements

Music Major Requirements

  1. Theory-composition: 203, 204, 303.
  2. Musicology: three courses, as follows: 229, plus any two of 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, and 225 or 325.
  3. Two electives in music, chosen from: 207, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 246, 250, 251, 265, 266, 304, and 325.
  4. Performance: participation in a department-sponsored performance group is required for at least a year. Music 208, 209, or 210 instrumental or vocal private study for one year. Continuing ensemble participation and instrumental or vocal private study are strongly urged.
  5. An additional full credit course equivalent is required of music majors in their senior year. The senior experience in music may be fulfilled through an independent study project (usually a composition, performance, or research paper pursued in the context of Music 480) or through enhancement of a regular advanced course offering to include an independent study component. The format of the senior experience will be determined prior to the beginning of the student's senior year, after consultation with the department.
  6. Majors are expected to attend the majority of department-sponsored concerts, lectures, and colloquia.

Departmental honors or high honors are awarded on the basis of superior work in music courses combined with exceptional accomplishment in the senior project.


Music Minor Requirements

1. Theory - Composition: 203a, 204b.

2. Musicology and Music History: two courses, 229a REQUIRED, plus any one of the following: 220a, 221b, 222a, 223b, 224a, 225b

3. One elective in Music chosen from: 207, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 250, 265, 266, 304, and 325.

4. Performance: participation in in private study (voice, instrument, piano) or a department-sponsored performance group (chamber music, chamber singers, orchestra, chorale) for one year. Continuing ensemble participation and instrumental or vocal private study are strongly urged.

Minors are expected to attend the majority of department-sponsored concerts/colloquia.

Substitutions for Haverford College courses in fulfillment of the Minor in Music must be approved in advance by the Music Department.