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2020-2021 Catalogue 
2020-2021 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Minor

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Peter Mowrey, Co-Chair
Lisa Wong, Co-Chair
Carrie Culver
Jonathan Guez
Jeffrey Lindberg
Thomas Wood
Josephine Wright

The College of Wooster has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1947. The requirements for entrance and for graduation as set forth in this catalogue are in accordance with the published standards of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The Department of Music provides students with comprehensive training in performance, composition, music theory, music education, music therapy, and music history and literature. The successful Wooster Music major will graduate with greatly enhanced musicality and technique, a deeper understanding of musical structure and style, and thorough preparation for a lifetime of musicianship. Depending on the degree, the Music major will be well prepared to seek a career as a professional musician; to teach music in public and private schools or in private studios; to utilize music as a therapeutic tool; and/or to continue study at the graduate level.


Minor in Music

Consists of six course credits:

Special Note

MUSC 10100 - Music Theory I  and  MUSC 10200 - Music Theory II  require concurrent enrollment in a quarter-credit Class Piano course (MUSC 18100 /MUSC 18200 ) unless the student has completed the course or places out of this requirement; for many students, then, one half-credit of “music electives” will be in Class Piano.

Special Notes for All Music Students

  • Only grades of C- or better are accepted for the major or minor.
  • Advanced Placement: The advanced placement policy of the College is explained in the section on Admissions .
  • Gateway Courses/Non Majors Courses: Many students have found music courses to be a valuable supplement to their major in the natural and social sciences and other humanities departments. Any student may take these courses, regardless of prior musical background. The 200-level courses below may also be taken as Music electives by Music majors. Students who wish to take upper-level music history courses and advanced music theory courses are strongly encouraged, given appropriate background, to take MUSC 10100  (Music Theory I) and co-requisite MUSC 18100  (Class Piano) as first courses in music. All courses below earn one course credit.

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