Independent Minds, Working Together

Performance Major

Applied Music — 6-8 courses

This requirement includes a half recital of 25-30 minutes of music in the junior year (Music 401) and a full recital of 45-60 minutes of music in the senior year (Music 451-452), each to be performed after a successful jury examination covering preparation and competence. These recitals constitute I.S. for the performance major. In the junior year, performance majors must enroll in one semester of one-hour lessons (200-level) and one semester of Music 401.

Music Theory — 8 courses

  • 101 (Theory I)
  • 102 (Theory II)
  • 201 (Theory III)
  • 202 (Theory IV)
  • 301 (Theory 302 (Form and Analysis)
  • 303 (Conducting)
  • 304 (Counterpoint)

Music History — 4 courses

  • 10 (Basic Repertoire)
  • 211 (History I)
  • 212 (History II)
  • 213 (History III)

Group Music — 1.25 courses

Ten semesters (one-eighth course credit per semester per group) of participation in the following:

  • 150-157 (Small Ensemble)
  • 160 (Wooster Singers)
  • 161 (Wooster Chorus)
  • 162 (Wooster Symphony Orchestra)
  • 163 (Scot Band)
  • 164 (Wooster Jazz Ensemble)
  • 165 (Gospel Choir)
  • with at least two semesters of participation in Wooster Singers or Wooster Chorus and at least four semesters of participation, in the major instrument or voice, in the most appropriate of the following major ensembles: Band, Orchestra, Chorus, or Wooster Singers.

Pedagogy — .500 course

Instrumental Pedagogy (371) for instrumental majors or Vocal Pedagogy (370) for voice majors (one-half course credit)

Music Technology — .500 course

280 (Introduction to Music Technology)

Music Electives — 1.75-3.75 courses

To be chosen by the student and the adviser; may include additional I.S. Keyboard skills must be sufficient to satisfy the Piano Proficiency requirement.