Music has always been one of the most vital and enduring art forms—it animates the preschool classroom and the Gothic cathedral. As a music major, you’ll focus on the continual development of your performance skills while you explore the story of music in the Western world. Hillsdale’s Core Curriculum requirements will ensure that you receive a more balanced education than is offered by a traditional conservatory approach. And because music is a campus-wide passion—25 percent of non-music majors belong to ensembles, and student performances consistently draw big crowds—you’ll have a wide circle of fellow performers and fans. We offer a wide range of performance opportunities, as well as master classes and clinics with eminent musicians who come to campus as part of our Professional Artists Series. Music is offered as both a major and minor.
Theory IRead More about "Theory I"
Introduces students to principles of melodic composition and voice leading in species counterpoint in all modes.Read More about "Theory I"
Music PedagogyRead More about "Music Pedagogy"
Students wishing to teach private studio instruction on their primary instrument will study the methods, materials and techniques of private instrument instruction.Read More about "Music Pedagogy"
Advanced Understanding MusicRead More about "Advanced Understanding Music"
Provides non-music majors and non-music minors with prior music experience and those seeking the minor in music with an emphasis in education with an advanced survey of the historical style periods of music via the study of representative composers and works.Read More about "Advanced Understanding Music"