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Music History and Literature Major

Music History/Literature — 10 courses

  • 210 (Basic Repertoire)
  • 211 (History I)
  • 212 (History II)
  • 213 (History III)
  • 401 (Junior I.S.)
  • 451-452 (Senior I.S.)
  • and three from
    • 112 (African American Folklore)
    • 214 (History of African American Music)
    • 215 (Music of the United States)
    • 216 (The Art of Rock Music)
    • 217 (Survey of Jazz)
    • 218 (Masterpieces of Musical Theatre)
    • 219 (Women in Music)
    • 311 (Seminar in Music Literature)

    Music Theory — 9 courses

    • 101 (Theory I)
    • 102 (Theory II)
    • 201 (Theory III)
    • 202 (Theory IV)
    • 301 (Theory V)
    • 302 (Form and Analysis)
    • 303 (Conducting)
    • 304 (Counterpoint)
    • and 305 (Orchestration)

    Applied Music — 2 courses

    Four semesters at one-half course credit each on the same instrument.

    Group Music — 1.25 courses

    Ten semesters (one-eighth course credit per semester per group) of participation in the following:

    • 150-157 (Small Ensemble)
    • 160 (Wooster Singers)
    • 161 (Wooster Chorus)
    • 162 (Wooster Symphony Orchestra)
    • 163 (Scot Band)
    • 164 (Wooster Jazz Ensemble)
    • 165 (Gospel Choir)
    • with at least two semesters of participation in Wooster Singers or Wooster Chorus and at least four semesters of participation — in the major instrument or voice — in the most appropriate of the following major ensembles: Band, Orchestra, Chorus, or Wooster Singers.

    Music Technology — .500 course

    280 (Introduction to Music Technology)

    Music Electives — 1.250 courses

    To be chosen by the student and the adviser; may include additional I.S. Keyboard skills must be sufficient to satisfy the Piano Proficiency requirement.