Minor and Clusters
The Department of Music offers a minor and ten clusters in music.
The music minor is 28 credits.
MUR 111: Music Theory I
MUR 112: Music Theory II
MUR 134: Introduction to Music History: Style and Genre
The remaining 16 credits are to be chosen from among MUR courses numbered 109, 113, or higher, and/or Eastman School of Music courses numbered 200 or higher. No more than eight credits can be from studio instruction or ensembles combined.
The department offers ten different music clusters, all of which are in the humanities division.
This cluster explores Western art and music from a variety of perspectives, including music theory, history, and criticism. Students will be placed in the appropriate level of theory class by a placement test.
Students in this cluster will learn about the grammar and syntax of Western music, including notation, harmony, counterpoint, and some composition.
This cluster provides an introduction to music as a window on cognition and culture. Students learn fundamentals of music reading and structure, then use this knowledge to explore how music is perceived and remembered, and about the role it plays in one or more cultural groups.
This cluster covers a diverse array of repertories and approaches to the musical experience.
Students in this cluster will explore various styles and forms of popular music in Western culture.
This cluster takes a hands-on approach to the experience of music.
This cluster is an introduction to non-Western music.