The music major program consists of 10 one-semester departmental courses and four semesters of campus-based vocal or instrumental ensembles:
|MUSC 1100||INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC HISTORY||3|
|or MUSC 1101||OPERA: AN INTRODUCTION|
& MUSC 2141
and KEYBOARD LAB 1
|Music Theory 2|
|MUSC 2145||MUSIC THEORY I||4|
|MUSC 2146||MUSIC THEORY II||4|
|MUSC 2147||MUSIC THEORY III||4|
|Select three of the following:||12|
|MUSIC BEFORE 1600|
|BAROQUE MUSIC: MUSIC BETWEEN ANCIENTS AND MODERNS|
|MUSIC, ENLIGHTENMENT, AND REVOLUTION|
|MUSIC IN THE ROMANTIC CENTURY|
|MUSIC IN THE 20TH CENTURY|
|Select two electives at the 2000-level or higher|
|Select four semesters in a campus-based vocal or instrumental ensemble|
Taken in sequence.
The theory courses, which must be taken in sequence, are offered on a two-year cycle. Students unprepared for MUSC 2145 MUSIC THEORY I are required to take MUSC 2120 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY and MUSC 2121 EAR TRAINING, which will not apply toward the major. Students with keyboard proficiency may have the Basic Keyboard/Keyboard Lab requirement waived with approval of the department and should then substitute a music elective instead.
Music majors with a concentration in performance may take up to eight credits of private lessons on an instrument or voice, one credit per semester, on a pass/fail basis. (Students register for Vocal/Instrumental Instruction MUSC 1261 VOCAL INSTRUCTION: JAZZ-MUSC 1268 INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTION: BRASS HORNS/SAXOPHONE.) A lab fee covers the cost of the lessons. On the basis of annual auditions, the department may award some college grants covering the lab fee.
Music majors must also participate in a minimum of four semesters in a campus-based vocal or instrumental ensemble. At least two of the four semesters must be spent in the same ensemble, chosen from among the following:
- MUSC 1241-MUSC 1242 CONCERT CHOIR-LINCOLN CENTER
- MUSC 1243-MUSC 1244
- MUSC 1271-MUSC 1272 CONCERT BAND INTERNSHIP
- MUSC 1281-MUSC 1282
Other similar faculty-led ensembles:
- MUSC 1301 JAZZ ORCHESTRA
- MUSC 1291-MUSC 1298
- MUSC 1300 CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
- MUSC 1230-MUSC 1239
- or other approved organizations may count for the remaining semesters
The major in music is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and at Lincoln Center. Students in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in music only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill and/or Lincoln Center campus.
Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.
Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.
Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.