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Arts Open Access:
Music Courses Open to Students in All Disciplines

The following courses, offered by the Conservatory of Music, are open to students in other disciplines. Additional courses may be added each semester. Effective Fall 2014, courses formerly offered under the SOA prefix by the Conservatory of Music are offered under their discipline prefix (i.e., MCO, MPE, MTH, or MUS).

Composition
Performance, Ensemble
Music History, Theory, and Musicianship
Additional Studies

Composition
Refer to the Undergraduate Music Courses: Composition section for descriptions.

Introduction to Studio Recording
MCO 1130

Formerly offered as SOA 1630 for students in other disciplines.

Melody Writing
MCO 3415

Formerly also offered as SOA 3505 for students in other disciplines.

Lyric Writing
MCO 3420

Formerly also offered as SOA 3500 for students in other disciplines.

Performance, Ensemble
Refer to the Undergraduate Music Courses: Performance, Ensemble section for descriptions.

Jazz Ensemble: All Majors
MPE 1050

Formerly offered as SOA 1550 for students in other disciplines.

Hand Drumming Workshop
MPE 1232

Formerly also offered as SOA 1500 for students in other disciplines.

Soul Voices Ensemble
MPE 1245

Formerly also offered as SOA 1520 for students in other disciplines.

Klezmer Ensemble
MPE 1360

Formerly also offered as SOA 1510 for students in other disciplines.

Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra
MPE 1600

Formerly offered as SOA 1530 for students in other disciplines.

Purchase Symphonic Winds
MPE 1800

Formerly offered as SOA 1525 for students in other disciplines.

Private Study
MPE 4350
/ 3 credits / Every semester
Please refer to Private Lessons and Recitals, and contact the Conservatory of Music for further information.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Conservatory of Music director
Formerly offered as SOA 4500 for students in other disciplines.

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Music History, Theory, and Musicianship
Refer to the Undergraduate Music Courses: Music History, Theory, and Musicianship section for descriptions.

Introduction to World Music
MTH 1560

Formerly also offered as SOA 1560 for students in other disciplines.

World Music and Jazz Traditions
MTH 2230

Formerly also offered as SOA 2580 for students in other disciplines.

Survey of Music History I and II
MTH 2510
and 2520
Formerly also offered as SOA 2500 and 2505 for students in other disciplines.

Electroacoustic Music I
MTH 3180

Formerly also offered as SOA 3550 for students in other disciplines.

Electroacoustic Music II
MTH 3190

Formerly also offered as SOA 3555 for students in other disciplines.

The Music of J.S. Bach
MTH 3600

Formerly also offered as SOA 3600 for students in other disciplines.

The Music of Beethoven
MTH 3620

Formerly also offered as SOA 3540 for students in other disciplines.

History of Recorded Music I: Blues to Bebop
MTH 4120

Formerly also offered as SOA 4600 for students in other disciplines.

History of Recorded Music II: Bebop to Hip-Hop
MTH 4130

Formerly also offered as SOA 4610 for students in other disciplines.

Opera History I and II
MTH 4211 and MTH 4212
Formerly also offered as SOA 4590 and 4595 for students in other disciplines.

Additional Studies
Refer to the Undergraduate Music Courses: Additional Studies section for descriptions.

Chorus
MUS 1250

Formerly also offered as SOA 1600/All-College Chorus for students in other disciplines.

Songwriting I
MUS 1320

Formerly also offered as SOA 1700 for students in other disciplines.

Songwriting II
MUS 1330

Formerly also offered as SOA 1710 for students in other disciplines.

Introduction to Jazz
MUS 2570

Formerly offered as SOA 2570 for students in other disciplines.

Ritmica Method
MUS 3060

Formerly also offered as SOA 3560 for students in other disciplines.

Discontinued Fall 2014 (3/03/14):
Introduction to Classical Music
SOA 2600
/ 3 credits / Every semester
In this course, students gain a deeper appreciation of popular music by addressing its origins, from Greek music to Middle Eastern folk traditions, the birth of notation, and the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods of Western music.

Updated March 27, 2014

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