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Course Catalog 2017-2018

Bachelor of Music: Performance (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)



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Major Status


Sophomore Major Status is attained upon completion of:

i. Principal Private Study II on the student’s major instrument
ii. The First Major Committee Examination
iii. Secondary Private Study II (Piano)

Junior Major Status is attained upon the completion of:

i. Principal Private Study IV on the student’s major instrument
ii. The Second Major Committee Examination
iii. Student recital (division, studio, or honors recital) appearances one and two

Senior Major Status is attained upon completion of:

i. Principal Private Study VI on the student’s major instrument
ii. The junior recital or student recital (division, studio, or honors recital) appearances three and four

Music Theory and Aural Skills Requirement


Students are expected to register for Music Theory and Aural Skills courses each semester until they have completed the requirements. Part or all of these requirements may be waived by placement examination when the student enters Oberlin.

Music Theory I-IV and Aural Skills I-IV must be taken concurrently, e.g., a student will register for Music Theory I (MUTH 130 or 131) and Aural Skills I in the same semester. Under certain circumstances, with the permission of the appropriate division director and the Music Theory division director, students will be allowed to take Aural Skills IV and Music Theory IV separately. A student’s aural skills requirement must be completed before the senior recital can be scheduled. Double-degree students will resolve any conflicts with these expectations in consultation with their advisors.

Expository Writing Proficiency


Students with an SAT verbal score below 580 or an ACT score below 24, or a TOEFL score below 600 must complete one course chosen from RHET 101 or 102.

Related Programs


For a description of the majors in Baroque violin, Baroque cello/viola da gamba, see the Historical Performance Program.

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