Fundamentals of Music
This course is to be taken during the first semester of the freshman year in conjunction with Music 110, Introduction to Music Studies. During this semester, students will acquire foundational skills in the aural and written components of music theory. Aural training will include introductory activities in the performance and recognition of pitch and rhythmic materials. The written component will cover basic notation in multiple clefs, intervals, keys, scales, chords and simple key-defining harmonic statements. All incoming music majors and minors will take a theory placement exam during the registration period prior to the first day of classes. This test will determine whether students must complete Music 111 or move onto Music 201.