The Techniques of Music minor provides an in-depth course of study in three areas of music: theoretical (theory and analysis), practical (ear training and dictation), and creative (composition and composition-related). Expertise in these fundamental areas can be applied to various career paths and extracurricular
interests such as music performance, teaching, composition, and more.
Students interested in the minor can simulate a worksheet that accounts for courses already completed and in progress using the “What If” feature in Degree Works.
Note: Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to:
Theory and Analysis
Theory 1A–Theory 4B (CATM 1005–CATM 4206)
Theory courses serve as introductory or gateway courses and should be
taken prior to declaring the minor.
Analysis 1A–Analysis 2B (CATM 3255–CATM 4256)
Ear Training and Dictation
Ear Training 1A–4B (CATM 1215–CATM 4216)
Dictation 1A–4B (CATM 1225–CATM 4226)
Piano 1A–2B (CATM 1135–CATM 3136)
Keyboard 1A–3B (CATM 2245–CATM 4246)
Composition for Non-majors (CCMP 2000)
Fundamentals of Orchestration, Orchestration 1A–2B (CATM 3005–CATM 3156)
Techniques of Music Since 1900 (CATM 3270)
Dictation 5A–5B (CATM 5625–CATM 5626)
Pedagogy: Theory, Ear Training, and Dictation, Analysis (CPBD 4000–CPBD 5090)
Various electives in composition, improvisation, and technology by advisement
Students with 14 credits of coursework completed at the 3000 level or above can earn an “Advanced Techniques of Music” minor; appropriate coursework is determined by placement testing and advisement.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School except those students at Lang and in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are completing a self-designed BA or BS in Liberal Arts, who are not permitted to declare minors. For students at Lang or in the
Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are interested in pursuing deeper study of this subject area, opportunities are available through the self-designed major in Liberal Arts. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or read more information about self-designed options for Lang or the Bachelor’s
Program for Adults and Transfer Students.
The Techniques of Music minor requires an application for admission.
For questions regarding this minor’s curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Maggie Koozer, Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212.580.0210 x4824.
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