Dec 08, 2019  
2019-2020 Scripps Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Scripps Catalog

Music Major


A major in Music requires a minimum of 12 courses plus senior thesis or a recital. The Music Department offers various paths of study of music. Students may choose among three concentrations:

  1. History, theory, or composition;
  2. Ethnomusicology; and
  3. Performance.

Requirements for the Major (three concentrations)


1. History, theory, or composition


Course Requirements


Performance Requirements


  • Ensemble: Two semesters of ensemble at Scripps College or in the Joint Music Program (MUS 172 SC , MUS 173 JM , MUS 174 JM , MUS 175 JM , MUS 176 JM ), or, upon departmental approval, a different type of course ensemble elsewhere in the consortium if the ensemble type is not offered by the Scripps College Music Department or the Joint Music Program, for equivalent credit (e.g., Concert Band, Jazz Band, Gamelan).
  • Keyboard: Two semesters of applied keyboard study (MUS 085 SC  MUS 171F SC  MUS 171H SC )

2. Ethnomusicology


Option 1 Course Requirements


Option 2 Course Requirements


3. Performance


Prerequisite: Approval of performance concentration status by full music faculty and teacher of performance area by the end of sophomore year.

Course Requirements


Same as #1 History, theory, or composition concentration above

Performance Requirements


  • Ensemble: Two semesters of ensemble at Scripps College or in the Joint Music Program (MUS 172 SC , MUS 173 JM , MUS 174 JM , MUS 175 JM , MUS 176 JM ) or, upon departmental approval, a different type of course ensemble elsewhere in the consortium if the ensemble type is not offered by the Scripps College Music Department or the Joint Music Program, for equivalent credit (e.g., Concert Band, Jazz Band, Gamelan)..
  • Keyboard: Two semesters of applied keyboard study (MUS 085 SC , MUS 171F SC , MUS 171H SC )
  • One-hour applied lessons during the junior year, and the first semester of senior year (MUS 170F SC  Voice, MUS 171F SC  Piano, or MUS 177F SC  Violin, or an instrument other than piano, violin, or voice elsewhere in the consortium.
  • MUS 189 SC - Junior Recital

Senior Requirements in Music


History, theory, composition, ethnomusicology, and performance concentrations

  • MUS 191 SC - Senior Thesis (Students will normally register for senior thesis in spring of their senior year.)
  • Students on the history, theory, and the ethnomusicology paths complete a written thesis.
  • Students on the composition path present a student recital of their works and submit a portfolio of their compositions.
  • Students in the performance concentration present a senior recital with scholarly program notes in lieu of a written thesis.

Honors Program in Music (all concentrations)


The Music Department confers honors in music on outstanding students who exhibit excellence in scholarly research/composition/performance. A student who wishes to be considered for honors should discuss it with the thesis adviser.

Honors Requirements


  • A GPA of 11.0 (A-) in the music major.
  • One additional music elective course.
  • An honors-quality thesis with a grade of A or A-.