The formal study of music provides students an opportunity to understand and participate in one of the most significant aspects of the arts within Western civilization. Courses in music performance, history, theory, literature and liturgical music prepare students for a variety of professional paths and for lifelong engagement in the cultural arts beyond Dominican.
Music courses-fundamentals, theory, history survey, and applied music-are available to the general college student as electives; some courses fulfill the fine arts core area requirement. For some classes, a proficiency evaluation and consent of instructor are required.
Applied music instruction is offered in both individual and group lesson settings. Individual instruction depends upon evaluation and requires consent of instructor above the 100-level. Repertoire, technical studies, and final performance criteria (formal recital, public performance, or master class participation) are assigned according to the proficiency level of the student and the number of semester hours of applied music courses completed. Practice room facilities are available without charge to students currently enrolled in applied music courses.
Music History and Literature Courses
These courses are available to the general college student. No formal knowledge of music is necessary. Attention is given both to contemporary social and cultural developments as well as to Western European music.
CoursesApplied MusicApplied Music/Group ClassMusic History and LiteratureMusic Theory/CompositionOther Music Courses