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Music 

Chair: Dr. Faun Tiedge, ftiedge, x2256, Vivian Bull Music Center 137
Transfer Advisor: Dr. Faun Tiedge, ftiedge, x2256, Vivian Bull Music Center 137
First-Year student contact: Dr. Albert Kim, akim, x2637, Vivian Bull Center 141

The music program at Linfield College is a synthesis of liberal arts education and professional studies.  It is designed to provide the richness and the breadth of understanding needed for global living along with teaching music skills to supportgrowth as a creative artist. 

GUIDELINES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: 

FALL SEMESTER:

  • MUSC 121 Music Theory I
  • MUSC 122 Ear Training and Sight Singing I
  • MUSC 140 Keyboard for the Professional Musician
  • MUSC 203 Applied Music Lessons
  • MUSC 110 or MUSC 117 Required Ensemble

SPRING SEMESTER:

  • MUSC 123 Music Theory II
  • MUSC 124 Ear Training and Sight Singing II
  • MUSC 141 Keyboard for the Professional Musician (recommended)
  • MUSC 203  Applied Music Lessons (majors)
  • MUSC 110 or MUSC 117 Required Ensemble 

MAJOR SPECIFIC ADVISING INFORMATION: 

CORE: 121, 122, 123, 124, 221, 222, 223, 224, 233, and 320. In addition, two music history courses from 354, 356, or 357, and one music history course from 251, 253, or 355; seven credits over seven semesters of required ensemble participation; six credits over six semesters of required applied lessons; senior capstone from 490, 491, or 492; and four elective credits in music. At the end of the sophomore year, pass a junior standing jury prior to final admission to the music major. Also recommended is a demonstration of piano proficiency through a performance examination or by passing the class piano sequence of courses for the music major with a grade of B or better.

For Music Education Teacher Preparation Program: 243, 253, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 347, 348, 447; one music history class selected from 251, 354, 355, 356, or 357; six credits over six semesters of required ensemble participation; and six credits over six semesters of applied lessons (203 for four credits and 403 for two credits).

Minor: 20 credits comprised of 121, 122, 123, 124, 233; one music history class selected from 251, 253 or 355 (354, 356, or 357 may be substituted, but only with permission of instructor); four credits over four semesters of required ensemble participation; and four credits over four semesters of applied lessons.

Notes:

Pre-requisites for upper division classes:  MUSC 121 and 123 Music Theory; MUSC 233 Introduction to Music History and Literature; highly recommended, MUSC 140/141 Piano for the Professional Musician. In order to maintain eligibility for a scholarship, all music minors must enroll in a required ensemble every semester in residence.

ELECTIVES: MUSC 101 Music lessons; and participation in a variety of choral and instrumental ensembles; MUSC 131 Understanding Music; MUSC 100 Music Fundamentals; MUSC 135 Understanding Jazz; MUSC 137 American Popular Music; MUSC 189 Understanding Dance.

Dance: Dance classes offered through the music department are open to all students.  Dance classes count toward the EL (Experiential Learning) or Physical Education requirement in the Linfield Curriculum.  Classes are offered in modern, jazz, tap, ballet, African, and dance ensemble.