This research-oriented program acquaints students with music of many different periods and styles, emphasizing the listening to and writing about music through the study of selected repertoire from all periods of music history.
Students take at least four credits in music history, study German and art history, and in their final year write a major research paper. The goal is to prepare students for graduate work in musicology, library science, or in other careers that demand a broad knowledge of music, while giving them the skill to write about it.
Music History Faculty
SAMPLE PROGRAM – Music History ProgramThis is one possible program outline for a pianist preparing for graduate study in musicology with a career goal of university teaching.
|Year I||Year II||Year III||Year IV|
|Music History I||Music History II, III||Studies in Baroque Music||Studies in Medieval Music|
|Musical Skills I, II||Musical Skills III, IV||Contemporary Musicianship||Music Since 1945|
|Theory I, II||Theory III, IV||18th-Century Counterpoint||Studies in 20th-Century Music|
|WLU Choir||WLU Choir||Studies in Romantic Music||Studies in Renaissance Music|
|Visual Expression in Art||Elementary and Intermediate German||Performance Practice||Directed Studies (major research paper)|
|High Middle Ages||Advanced German||Early German Classicism and Romanticism|
|Early Modern Europe||History of Modern Europe|