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Music Concentration

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444,

A concentration in music offers courses in the history, theory, and practice of music. Students with a background in music and/or a genuine desire to know more about the subject will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of various theoretical and historical aspects as well as participate in performing groups at RIT. Note: Evening students may not declare this concentration.

Electives—Choose three of the following:
0505-401 RIT Singers*
0505-402 RIT Orchestra*
0505-403 RIT Concert Band*
0504-404 RIT World Music Ensemble*
0504-405 RIT Jazz Ensemble*
0505-420 Applied Music*
0505-442 Music in the United States
0505-447 The American Musical Theater
0505-448 20th Century American Music
0505-449 Music Theory I†
0505-450 Music and the Stage
0505-454 Orchestra Repertoire and History
0505-455 Survey of Jazz
0505-456 Topics in Music History
0505-459 Era of Haydn and Mozart
0505-461 World Music I
0505-462 World Music II
0505-463 Survey of African-American Music
0505-464 Blues as Personal and Social Commentary
0505-465 Special Topics in Music
0505-466 Sounds of Protest
0505-470 American Popular Song 1830-1950
0505-471 American Popular and Rock Music
0505-482 Beethoven
0505-483 Bach and the Baroque
0505-484 Romanticism in Music
0505-485 Music Theory II‡

* Each of these ensemble and applied music courses is one quarter credit hour. Four quarters of participation are required to complete one concentration course.

† Prerequisite: Elementary Music Skills

‡ Prerequisite: Music Theory I (0505-449).