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Bachelor of Music Major in Music History

Bachelor of Music Major in Music History

  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The Bachelor of Music in Music History prepares students for the academic study of music, alone or in combination with practical studies or other academic disciplines. A breadth of upper-level electives, courses in other disciplines, and ensemble experiences are chosen to support the degree. A list of suggested courses is available from the program director. Independent Study in Music History is limited to those who pursue research projects. These should be proposed the semester before the student hopes to begin study. Projects are required of Music History majors but may be permitted of other students. Music History is an academic major within the Conservatory of Music. It has a strong core in the humanities and languages combined with intensive Conservatory training. Students are exposed to a wide range of courses in music history, music theory and the liberal arts. Music History majors can continue to the graduate level in preparation to join and teach in the discipline of musicology. Combining the Music History degree with degrees in other fields is encouraged to enhance career prospects in music librarianship, conducting, performance, or music journalism. Musical Contexts Work intellectually with relationships between music and music literature within specific cultural/historical contexts, developing the ability to illustrate them. Knowledge Gain and demonstrate knowledge of a variety of cultures and various historical periods. Scholarly Work Develop the ability to produce and defend scholarly work and evaluate the work of others. Musical Evolution Examine evolving relationships among musical structure, music history, and performance practices, and the influence of such evolutions on musical and cultural change. Applied Skills Use effectively the tools of scholarship including keyboard skills, spoken/written language, research techniques, advanced musical analysis, and applicable technologies. Foreign Language Develop essential reading skills in foreign languages. Liberal Arts Gain preparation in the liberal arts that would allow students to identify basic concepts in other fields (e.g. literatures, etc. and understand their applicability to the field of music history. Independent Research Apply independent thought and research to a long-term project resulting in creative/scholarly work germane to the field. Bachelor of Music Major in Music History Students must complete a minimum of 124 units with a Pacific cumulative grade point average of 2.3 and program grade point average of 2.5 in order to earn the bachelor of music degree with a major in music history.

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