+ World Music
1031 Moore Musical Arts Center, 419-372-2181
as a world music major
Music students who have developed a strong interest in world music and have demonstrated a high standard of academic achievement may apply to the chair of the musicology/composition/theory department for acceptance as a major in world music. It is possible to add world music to an existing major for a double major. Application for admission to the world music major is made prior to the end of the sophomore year.
Applicants should submit sample papers to the department chair. The musicology faculty will review these. For acceptance as a major, a student must have achieved a 3.0 average in each of the following groups of courses: music theory and history (MUCT 1510, 1520, 2510, 2610), world music or jazz (MUCT 2330, 2340 or 2350; MUSP 2190 or MUCT 2370), and aural skills (MUCT 1410, 1420, 2410). Students with an average of 2.5 to 2.9 may be accepted as majors on probationary status. Students accepted on this status must achieve a 3.0 average in major area courses within two semesters, summer excluded. Failure to do so will result in discontinuation as a world music major.
The department offers small ensembles as a training ground for performance practice and a showcase for music of a particular genre, including the Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, and New Music Ensemble. Participation in a variety of MUCT small ensembles by world music majors is strongly encouraged.
for Fall 2014
The bachelor of music degree with a major in world music requires 122-138 hours. All world music degree candidates are subject to general requirements listed under Academic Policies in this catalog, as well as general requirements listed under Bachelor of Music degree, none of which are superseded by individual degree requirements.
Candidates for the bachelors degree with a major in world music are required to submit scholarly papers that demonstrate an understanding of historical and cultural issues and basic research techniques. This is accomplished through MUCT 4200, Introduction to Ethnomusicology.