Musicology may be defined as the study of contemporary and historical styles of music, of relevant documents, and of the cultures that produced them.
Undergraduate courses include a four-semester sequence consisting of MUS 135, Introduction to Musicology, MUS 332 and 333, History of Western Music I and II, and a 400 or 500-level course in music history and/or literature.
Graduate courses are taken by students in masters and doctoral degree programs as well as those in post-baccalaureate and post-masters certificate programs. Our graduate offerings include:
- MUS 511 History of Opera
- MUS 529 Music before 1600
- MUS 530 Music from 1600-1800
- MUS 532 Music of the Nineteenth Century
- MUS 533 Music of the Twentieth-Century
- MUS 538 The Symphonic Tradition
- MUS 602 Seminar in Music Research and Writing
- MUS 606 Seminar in Music History (topic varies)
- MUS 674 Masterpieces of Musical Styles
All of the above are three-credit-hour courses. Please consult the Graduate Bulletin or Music Advising for more complete descriptions and current offerings. Graduate students in music performance or music education may apply these courses toward a post-baccalaureate certificate in musicology.
UNCG offers the following degree programs for students interested in studying Musicology: