Music Learning Community

Being an musician means being a part of a special community.  The Music Learning Community allows first-year music majors to begin exploring how their talents make them creative and tolerant citizens who have an awareness of the relevance of music in our changing world.  This community will intentionally bring together students in this major and cultivate a collaborative, mutually beneficial learning experience. Students will work to develop a combination of knowledge, skills, values, motivation and self-awareness to help them foster their creativity!

Students in the Music LC will learn:

  • how to further appreciate art and music from studying interdisciplinary environments
  • how to strengthen their ability to analyze, reflect, and think critically about the world around them
  • how to gain confidence in composition and communication skills

Previous Programs:

During the 2015-2016 academic year the music LC attended many exclusive programs together. These programs were designed by the music LC faculty to enhance their classroom curriculum. These programs were free to music LC students. While these programs often change from year to year, this list of programs should give you a better idea of the kinds of events you can attend with your LC.

- Back to the Future Live & Dinner on South Grand
- City Museum
- Jazz at The Bistro


Music LC Courses:

Student in each learning community must take all of the courses in a cohort.

FRSH 1200 - What’s on your iPod, and what does it mean to you?

Q: What do Justin Bieber, organized religion, CNN and the Civil Rights Movement all have in common?
A: They all have used music as a central component of their success. In this seminar, we will examine music’s contributions to nearly every aspect of our history and of our modern life, how it is used as a commodity to make billions of dollars, and how it can be used to control your behavior, how you make decisions, and how you perceive reality.

MUSC 1010 Music Theory I

This course will study music notation, major and minor scales and key signatures, internals, rhythmic notation, triad and seventh chords, elements of voice leading and analysis, and original composition.