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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2013

Music - Undergraduate

Chair: Steve Swayne

Professors M. Casey, K. Dong, T. C. Levin, M. P. O’Neal, S. Pinkas, S. R. Swayne; Associate Professor W. J. Summers; Assistant Professor S. Topel; Senior Lecturers T. E. Atherton, N. V. Boyer, L. G. Burkot, M. L. Cassidy, J. Diamond, R. P. Duff, T. C. Haunton, G. M. Hayes, E. C. Mellinger, J. D. Muratore, D. R. Newsam, A. Ogle, J. E. Polk, A. F. Princiotti; Lecturers D. J. Baldini, E. Carroll, N. Davis, J. Dunlop, J. Halloran, T. M. Stoll, Adjunct Associate Professor H. F. Shabazz; Adjunct Assistant Professor F. L. Haas.

Directors of Hopkins Center performing organizations: D. M. Glasgo, Director, Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble; L. G. Burkot Jr., Conductor, Dartmouth College Glee Club; W. L. Cunningham, Director, Dartmouth College Gospel Choir; R. P. Duff, Conductor, Handel Society of Dartmouth College; A. F. Princiotti, Conductor, Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra; M. M. Marsit, Conductor, Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble and Director, Dartmouth College Marching Band; H. F. Shabazz, Director, World Music Percussion Ensemble.

 

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Music Major

Prerequisite: MUS 20 (unless exempted by a grade of 5 on the AP Music Theory exam, or by an equivalent exam administered by the Music Department).

 

Requirements:

 

  1. MUS 21, MUS 22, MUS 23 (core sequence).
  2. Seven additional courses, of which five or more must be numbered 24 or above including at least one course in the Department of Music’s Individual Instruction Program (Music 53-58) and one course that represents the Non-Western Cultures category within the World Cultures Requirement— in the present year, these courses include MUS 4, MUS 45, MUS 50 (section 4), and MUS 51.

    MUS 1 and MUS 7 may not be used to fulfill the elective requirement. Courses in the Individual Instruction Program (MUS 53-58) and Music Performance Laboratory Program (Music 50) may collectively fill no more than three of the seven elective slots that comprise the major. Students who wish to enroll in additional terms of Individual Instruction or Performance Laboratory are welcome to do so, but these terms may not be counted toward the major. Music 87 may count as an elective but may not be used as a substitute for the Individual Instruction Program requirement.

  3. Culminating Experience: participation in the Department of Music's colloquium series during the senior year.
  4. Demonstration of proficiency on keyboard instruments either by enrollment through audition in MUS 53 (individual piano lessons) or by passing a keyboard proficiency exam administered by the department. Students who do not intend to enroll in MUS 53 are expected to pass the keyboard proficiency exam no later than the end of the term in which they complete MUS 23 or spring term of their third year, whichever comes first.

Modified Major

Prerequisite: MUS 20 (unless exempted by a grade of 5 on the AP Music Theory exam, or by an equivalent exam administered by the Music Department).

Required courses: Six music courses exclusive of the prerequisite, together with four courses from another department. The six music courses must include at least one course from the core sequence (MUS 21, MUS 22, MUS 23) and one course involving musical performance or composition. MUS 1 and MUS 7 may not be used to fulfill the modified major. 

Music Minor

Prerequisite: MUS 20 (unless exempted by a grade of 5 on the AP Music Theory exam, or by an equivalent exam administered by the Music Department).

Requirements:

  1. MUS 21, MUS 22, MUS 23 (core sequence).
  2. Three additional courses beyond the core sequence, including at least one course in the Music Department’s Individual Instruction Program (MUS 53-58), of which two must be numbered 24 or above. MUS 1 and MUS 7 may not be used to fulfill the elective requirement. MUS 87 may count as an elective but may not be used as a substitute for the Individual Instruction Program.  Demonstration of proficiency on keyboard instruments is recommended but not required.

Honors Program

The Honors thesis requirement (Music 88) may be fulfilled by any of the following:

  1. A thesis.
  2. A recital and supporting paper.
  3. A musical composition and supporting paper.

A paper submitted in support of a performance or a composition should be regarded as the equivalent of a term paper, with an analytical, historical, or interpretive focus related to the performance or composition. An Honors thesis should demonstrate a high standard of analytical and research skill. The student is responsible for obtaining the Department’s honors guidelines and meeting all criteria and deadlines.

To qualify for Honors, the student must have at least a 3.3 grade average in Music, in addition to the college G.P.A. requirement.

Foreign Study Program

Offered every year, the Music Foreign Study Program provides a unique opportunity for students to combine the study of music with an intensive exposure to musical performance. The program is open to vocalists, instrumentalists, and composers, as well as to students whose focus is on music history, theory, or ethnomusicology. Enrollment is limited to 16 students. Selection will be based on a student’s interest in music as demonstrated by past study and performance ability.

Prerequisite: MUS 20, with MUS 21 recommended, plus one music history course. Also, two terms of a music department Performance Laboratory (MUS 50), or Individual Instruction (Music 53-58). MUS 87 may count as an elective but may not be used as a substitute for the Individual Instruction Program requirement for the Music Major.