The music history curriculum is designed to foster the music student’s knowledge of his or her art and its cultural significance overall; it also promotes the development of students’ communication skills, critical thinking, and the application of knowledge to real-world circumstances. Classroom instruction advocates historically informed performance practice, not only for music written before 1800, but for every type of music, including non-Western and popular music.
NOTE: Students who matriculated in 2013-14 or later begin the music history survey in the spring semester of their first year (MHMUS 111). This is followed by the second-year survey courses (MHMUS 211; 311) and three advanced electives spread over their third and fourth years.
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The New York TimesFriday, January 16, 2015