Music History and Literature Major

You don't have to perform or write music to have a true passion for it. Find a career in music that you didn't even know existed through our Music History and Literature program.

What You'll Study

Combining theory and practice, you will immerse yourself in a program full of history. Designed to give you a solid understanding behind the history of music and literary frameworks, the coursework prepares you for a career as a music historian, college professor or music librarian.

The faculty and staff in the Dana School of Music are dedicated to your musical growth. As a freshman, you will take a proficiency exam to test your level of theory understanding. From there, courses, recitals and ensembles will help you build a well-rounded education from one of the oldest and most well known music schools in the country.



  • Music Minor

    Designed to help you further study a secondary instrument or voice, the Music minor is set up to offer coursework related to your interests.

    Upon successful completion of an audition, you'll be enrolled in the 18-credit-hour minor. Adding a music component to your degree from the Dana School of Music will allow you to explore creative options for employment when you graduate.

    Courses are set up to give you the opportunity to personalize your minor. You'll start out with musicianship and lab theory classes, then move on to choose 14 credit hours of classes that fit your interest. Areas to choose from range from jazz, rock 'n' roll and popular music, as well as music history.

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