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 1||3|
& MUSC 2141
|Fundamentals of Keyboard Musicianship|
and Keyboard Lab
|MUSC 2145||Music Theory I||4|
|MUSC 2146||Music Theory II||4|
|MUSC 2147||Music Theory III (or designated equivalent)||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 of the Modernist Age|
|Race and Gender in Latin American Popular Music|
|Ethnomusicology: Methods and Practices|
|One of the following two options: 2||8|
Two electives at the 2000-level or higher
One 2000-level elective plus four semesters of individual instruction
|Select four semesters of performance in a campus-based vocal or instrumental ensemble||4|
In addition, credits from any course with the subject code JUIL may count towards this requirement as a Music elective.
Music majors may apply four semesters/sections of private vocal/instrumental instruction toward the elective requirement. Majors must enroll in one-credit sections of lessons in order to qualify for course credit toward the major. Majors who wish to continue beyond four semesters/sections should enroll, beginning with their fifth semester/section of lessons, in zero-credit sections. Majors who do not intend to complete the four one-credit courses should only enroll in zero-credit sections.
Students will be charged the cost of lessons; applicable fees or rates are published on the music department website.
|MUSC 1260||Vocal Instruction: Classical||1|
|MUSC 1261||Vocal Instruction: Jazz||1|
|MUSC 1262||Instrumental Instruction: Piano Classical||1|
|MUSC 1263||Instrumental Instruction: Piano Jazz||1|
|MUSC 1264||Instrumental Instruction: Guitar Classical||1|
|MUSC 1265||Instrumental Instruction: Guitar Jazz||1|
|MUSC 1266||Instrumental Instruction: Flute||1|
|MUSC 1267||Instrumental Instruction: Clarinet||1|
|MUSC 1268||Instrumental Instruction: Brass Horns/Saxophone||1|
|MUSC 1269||Instrumental Instruction: Violin/Viola||1|
|MUSC 1270||Instrumental Instruction: Cello||1|
|MUSC 1273||Instrumental Instruction: Miscellaneous||1|
|MUSC 1274||Organ Instruction||1|
|MUSC 1280||Instrumental Instruction: Drums||1|
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, upon approval from the department, substitute Keyboard Musicianship (MUSC 2140/2141) with a music elective.
Music majors must participate in a minimum of four semesters/sections of performance; they may choose from among the faculty-led vocal and instrumental ensembles listed below. Majors must enroll in one-credit sections of ensembles in order to fulfill the requirement. Majors who wish to continue beyond four semesters/sections should enroll, beginning with their fifth semester/section, in zero-credit sections.
Some ensembles carry a lab fee: applicable fees or rates are published on the music department website.
|MUSC 1241||Concert Choir-Rose Hill||1|
|or MUSC 1242||Concert Choir-Lincoln Center|
|MUSC 1245||Women's Choir||1|
|MUSC 1291||Jazz Ensemble||1|
|or MUSC 1301||Jazz Orchestra|
|MUSC 1300||Chamber Orchestra||1|
|MUSC 1302||Afro-Latin Music Ensemble||1|
|MUSC 1303||Collegium Musicum||1|
|MUSC 1231||Chamber Music Instruction||1|
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. Students will be charged the cost of lessons; applicable fees/rates are published on the music department website.
The major in music is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in music only if they receive the approval of their advising dean and/or department, and their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.
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 and any additional electives that may be required to earn a minimum of 124 credits.