All 100 and 200 level courses are open to all students, though some courses require prerequisites or approval from the instructor. Some suggested courses for first-year students include:

  • Fall Term: I’ve Got Rhythm ( London 100); Musicianship Lab I (Olson 103); Theory I: Materials of Music (Mazzariello 110); Listening to the Movies (Rodman 115); History of Rock (Flory 136); CompPod EM Composition (Mazzariello 221); The Philosophy of Music (London 239).
  • Winter Term: Musicianship Lab II (Olson 104); Intro to Music Technology (Mazzariello 108); America’s Music (Flory 126); Theory II Musical Structures (London 204); Listening to Dance Music (Schmid 218); 1960 Folk Music Revival (Russell 247); The Musical Avant-garde (Schmid 219); Creative Music Perf Seminar (Melville 342).
  • Spring Term: Music Fundamentals (Olson 101); Smashing the Idols: A History of “Western Art Music” (Schmid 111); The Blues from the Delta to Chicago (London 131); Computer Music and Sound (208 Mazzariello); Opera in the News (Schmid 217); CompPod Vocal Counterpoint (Mazzariello 223); Music of South Asia (Russell 248); Music in Social Movements (Russell 337); Rock Lab and (LAB) (Flory 341, 341.52 & .53).