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Course Catalog 2016-2017 
Course Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Music: Performance (Historical)

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(Recorder, Baroque Flute, Early Oboes, Baroque Violin, Baroque Cello, Viola da Gamba, Baroque Cello/Viola da Gamba)


This program of study is designed to prepare students for careers in performance on certain early instruments and for the combination of performance and musicology.


It is expected that majors in these early music instruments will work in close consultation with their advisors regarding the distribution of required courses over the four-year sequence.

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.

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