Requirements

Music Major Requirements

  1. Composition/Theory: MUSC 203, 204, 303
  2. Musicology: Three courses, MUSC 229, plus any two of MUSC 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, or 225
  3. Two electives in Music, from: MUSC 149, 207, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 227, 250, 254, 265, 266, 304, and 325
  4. Performance:
    • Participation in a Department-sponsored performance group for at least a year.
    • MUSC 208, 209, or 210 instrumental or vocal private study for one year.
    • We strongly urge continuing ensemble participation and instrumental or vocal private study
  5. A Senior Project: The format of the senior experience is determined prior to the beginning of the student’s senior year, after consultation with the Department. Students may fulfill the senior experience in Music through:
    • an independent study project (usually a composition, performance, or research paper pursued in the context of MUSC 480) or
    • a regular advanced course enhanced to include an independent study component.
  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.

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. Composition/Theory: MUSC 203 and 204.
  2. Musicology: MUSC 229; plus any one of 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, or 225.
  3. One elective from the following: MUSC 149, 207, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 227, 250, 254, 265, 266, 303, 304, and 325.
  4. MUSC 208, 209, 210 instrumental/vocal private study or Department ensemble participation for one year.
  5. Minors are expected to attend the majority of Department-sponsored concerts, lectures, and colloquia.

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