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
|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|
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, 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 must participate in a minimum of four semesters in a faculty-led vocal or instrumental ensemble. They can choose from the following options:
- CONCERT CHOIR-ROSE HILL (MUSC 1241) or CONCERT CHOIR-LINCOLN CENTER (MUSC 1242)
- CONCERT BAND/ORCHESTRA INTERNSHIP (MUSC 1271) and MUSC 1272
- CHAMBER MUSIC INSTRUCTION (MUSC 1231)
- JAZZ ENSEMBLE (MUSC 1291) or JAZZ ORCHESTRA (MUSC 1301)
- CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (MUSC 1300)
- AFRO-LATIN MUSIC ENSEMBLE (MUSC 1302)
Music Majors also have the option of applying four additional terms of Private Vocal (MUSC 1260 or MUSC 1261) or Instrumental (MUSC 1262 through MUSC 1270) Instruction towards the Elective requirement . A lab fee covers the cost of the lessons.
Coached Chamber Music
Students can enjoy playing chamber music together in a coached ensemble (MUSC 1231). The groups are coached by Fordham’s network of private music teachers. Students are placed in appropriate small groups, with up to four players, by instrument and experience. A lab fee covers the cost of the lessons.
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.