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Course Catalog 2005-2006 
Course Catalog 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Major: TIMARA Emphasis

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Course Requirements: 45 Total Hours

  • TECH 200, 201 (Studio Techniques, Computer Music) Credits: 6 hours
  • TECH 210, 211 (Advanced Computer Music, Performance Technology) Credits: 6 hours
  • TECH 350 (Workshop in Music and Media Technologies) Credits: 3 hours
  • MUTH 101, 102, 201 (Aural Skills) 1 Credits: 3 hours
  • MUTH 130 or 131, 132, 231, 232 (Music Theory I-IV) 2 Credits: 12 hours
  • CMUS 100 (Introduction to Western Art Music) 3 Credits: 3 hours
  • Music History Elective 4 Credits: 3 hours
  • Ensemble Electives 5 Credits: 2 hours
  • Music Elective 6 Credit: 1 hour
  • Electives 7 Credits: 6 hours

Non-Course Requirements

First and Second Major Committee Examinations. One performance on a TIMARA student recital. The First Major Committee takes place at the end of the second semester of TIMARA study. The Second Major Committee takes place at the end of the fourth semester of TIMARA study. A student who receives an unsatisfactory evaluation on either of the Major Committee Examinations will be denied permission to continue in the TIMARA Emphasis major.


1 Aural Skills I-III must be taken concurrently with Music Theory I-III; e.g., a student will register for Music Theory II and Aural Skills II in the same semester. It is strongly recommended that all Music Majors also take Aural Skills IV, preferably in the same semester as Music Theory IV.

2 Part or all of the MUTH 131, 132, 231, 232 requirement may be waived by placement examination.

3 May be waived by examination. MHST 101 (Introduction to the History and Literature of Music, four credits) is highly recommended for Music Majors in place of CMUS 100.

4 This course may be chosen from Ethnomusicology 100 or any of the 200-level Ethnomusicology or 200-level Music History courses.

5 Any Conservatory ensemble. Only one credit per ensemble per semester may be counted toward the major.

6 May be met by one of the following: MHST 101 in place of CMUS 100; Aural Skills beyond the minimum requirement; or an additional hour of ensemble credit.

7 To be chosen in close consultation with the student’s advisor, from either two courses in related arts, or any two of the following: one course in a related art, a second semester of TECH 350, a 200-level MHST course, a 300-level MUTH course.

Double-Degree Program

This includes programs of study leading to both the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts degrees. The Bachelor of Arts degree may not be in music. Candidates must be admitted to both the Conservatory of Music and the College of Arts and Sciences. This can be done upon first application to Oberlin or any time while in residence. In the latter case, students should address themselves to the Director of Conservatory or College Admissions as necessary.

To satisfy the requirements for both degrees the student must successfully complete all requirements for the degrees of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts and accumulate a total of 152 credit hours. This usually takes at least five years. For more information consult the section “Double-Degree Program” following the listing of all courses in the College of Arts and Sciences in this catalog.

College students preparing to teach or supervise music in public schools are offered a fiveyear double-degree program, plus, in some cases, one summer, leading to both the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Music Education. The completion of this program will meet teacher certification requirements in many states. Since the requirements for this program differ considerably from those pertaining to the major in performance, music history, or composition, interested students must consult the Director of the Music Education Division at the beginning of the freshman year. College students should note that MUED 400 (Student Teaching and Seminar) is limited to music education majors in the Bachelor of Music degree program, and that they cannot expect to complete certification requirements for public school teaching unless they pursue a Double-Degree Program. For further information on the Double-Degree Program see that section of this catalog.

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