School of Humanities and Sciences
A series of core courses in theory, history, analysis, writing, and applied music. Beyond the core requirements, students can also elect to concentrate in Performance, Conducting, Composition, Music History and Theory, or Music, Science, and Technology.
What You'll Study
The Department of Music at Stanford brings together music-making and scholarly research in composition, conducting, performance, music history, ethnomusicology, music theory, cognitive science, intermedia, and computer-based technologies. The undergraduate major in Music is based on a course of study that combines breadth of musical experiences across multiple dimensions with depth in a chosen area, allowing students to develop an array of tools as part of their aesthetic and musical formation. Theory, performance, history, cultural contextualization, technology, and science all contribute to a curricular foundation for all majors. The Music minor allows students to explore music through a flexible program of study. The minor can focus on Composition, History, Performance/Conducting, Theory, or Music, Science & Technology (MST), or on areas not currently served by the major, such as Ethnomusicology, Jazz, or Musical Theater. The minor can also focus on musical aspects of a non-music major such as American Studies, Anthropology, Area Studies, Computer Science, CSRE, TAPS, etc.
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- Department of Music
- School of Humanities & Sciences
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