University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Music BFA - History & Literature


history and literature of musichistory and literature of music

Consider a career in Musicology; Music History & Literature and Studies in Ethnomusicology. The curriculum in Music History and Literature is designed to provide a variety of course offerings in music history, theory, performance, contemporary art forms, cultural studies, and research in music for students interested in pursuing these and related areas at the graduate level. While diversified in its academic and performance components, the curriculum sufficiently emphasizes each and prepares the student for specialization at higher-degree levels.

This undergraduate program focuses on the historical and critical study of music, and prepares the student for further study in musicology, ethnomusicology, music librarianship or music criticism. The degree requires 130 undergraduate credits, including 68 music credits, of which 12 are musicology or ethnomusicology courses.

Special core curriculum requirements include foreign language; history courses will also fulfill the humanities distribution and the Arts Core Curriculum. 12 credits of electives in related fields are required. Three credits must be taken in an appropriate English composition course.

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Current Faculty


Prof. Judy Kuhn, ethnomusicology
Prof. Gillian Rodger, history and literature
Prof. Timothy Miller, history and literature
Prof. Timothy Noonan, Graduate Adviser, history and literature,

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Required Courses


Music Performance Courses, 8 cr.
Master Class.
Piano, 0-4 cr.
Performance Organization, 8 cr.
Music Theory and History, 46 cr.
Collegium Musicum, 4 cr.
Music Electives, 6 cr.
Convocation, 6 sem.

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BFA Curriculum


Freshman Year - Semester I


Cr.

MusPerf 2xx

Principal Instrument

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 123

Aural Theory I

1

Music 125

Keyboard Harmony I

1

Music 127

Materials of Theory I

1

Music 1071

Convocation

0

Hist 101

History of Western Civilization

3

Foreign Language2


4

Core Curriculum


3

Total


15

Freshman Year - Semester II


Cr.

MusPerf 2xx

Principal Instrument

1

Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 124

Aural Theory II

1

Music 126

Keyboard Harmony II

1

Music 128

Materials of Theory II

2

Music 107

Convocation

0

History 102

History of Western Civilization II

3

Foreign Language


4

Core Curriculum


3

Total


16

Sophomore Year - Semester I


Cr.

MusPerf 2xx

Principal Instrument

1

or



MusPerf 101

Piano


Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 211

General History of Western Music I

3

Music 225

Materials of Theory III

2

Music 226

Aural Theory III

1

Music 227

Keyboard Harmony III

1

Music 107

Convocation

0

Foreign Language


3

Core Curriculum and Related Fields


3

Total


15

Sophomore Year - Semester II


Cr.

MusPerf 2xx

Principal Instrument

1

or



MusPerf 101

Piano


Music xxx

Performance Organization

1

Music 212

General History of Western Music II

3

Music 230

Form Analysis

3

Music 107

Convocation

0

Foreign Language


3

Core Curriculum and Related Fields


6

Total


17

Junior Year - Semester I


Cr.

MusPerf 2xx

Principal Instrument

1

or



MusPerf 101

Piano


Music 307

General History of Western Music III

3

Music 310

Introduction to World Music

3

Music 321

Counterpoint

3

Music 452

Collegium Musicum

1

Music 107

Convocation

0

Foreign Language


3

Core Curriculum and Related Fields


3

Total


17

Junior Year - Semester II


Cr.

MusPerf 2xx

Principal Instrument

1

or



MusPerf 101

Piano


Music History Elective


3

Additional History Elective


3

or



Music 450

Introduction to Musicology


Music 452

Collegium Musicum

1

Music 107

Convocation

0

Foreign Language


3

Core Curriculum and Related Fields


6

Total


17

Senior Year - Semester I


Cr.

MusPerf 2xx

Principal Instrument

1

Music 421

Materials of Contemporary Music

3

Music History Elective


3

Music 452

Collegium Musicum

1

Core Curriculum, Electives and Related Fields


9

Total


17

Senior Year - Semester II


Cr.

MusPerf 2xx

Principal Instrument

1

Music History Elective


3

Additional History Elective


3

or



Music 450

Introduction to Musicology


Music 452

Collegium Musicum

1

Core Curriculum, Electives and Related Fields


8

Total


16


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