Students have several choices for gateway courses into a major or minor in music:
MU 109/054 Harmony and Form I, with Lab
For music majors and minors, this is the first semester of a four-semester music theory sequence. Study through writing and analysis of diatonic melody and harmony, phrase structure and elaborative techniques. With accompanying lab. Offered only in the fall.
MU 110/056 Harmony and Form II, with Lab
For music majors and minors, this is the second semester of a four-semester sequence for students accepted into the music major. Study of chromatic harmony, (applied chords, modulation) and small forms (binary, ternary, variation). With accompanying lab. Offered only in the spring.
MU 001 Introduction to Classical Music
A survey of musical styles from Medieval Gregorian chant to the present. No prerequisite. May not be counted toward the major. Three credits.
MU 005 Introduction to Jazz History
Survey of jazz from its roots in ragtime and blues of the late nineteenth century to contemporary styles. Prerequisite: Ability to read music, or permission of instructor. May not be counted toward the major. Three credits.
MU 006 American Music
Survey of American music from the Pilgrims to the present. Folk, popular, and classical music. Vernacular and cultivated traditions. No prerequisite. May not be counted toward the major. Three credits.
Students interested in Music as a major or minor are encouraged to participate in performing ensembles (by audition). Ensembles include: Concert Band, Vermont Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, University Concert Choir, Catamount Singers, Jazz Vocal Ensemble, University Jazz Ensemble, Latin Jazz Ensemble, and several Jazz Combos. Students are also encouraged to register for private lessons. See the Department website for more information.
D. Thomas Toner, Jr., Chair
Department of Music
Phone: (802) 656-3040
Department Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~music/