Majoring in Music, Sound, and Technology
The major in Music, Sound, and Technology offers a focused core curriculum that provides a foundational understanding of ways that technology can interact with music making and sound. In close consultation with an adviser, students personalize their course of study, explore connections to other disciplines through electives, and build their skills as musicians. Courses are selected from four broad categories: Culture and History; Theories of Music; and Making Music; and Interdisciplinary Technologies.
The music department also offers a major in Music Studies, and a minor in Music Studies. Our programs are designed to be responsive to student interests and to offer a flexible entrance point to the majors and minor, thus making them accessible to students from a wider range of musical backgrounds.
We also offer a minor in Music Studies, and a separate major in Music Studies.
Performance and private study opportunities
There are many opportunities to perform and to attend concerts. You might perform during one of the many recitals we offer each year, present an original piece in a concert of student compositions, or participate in one of our ensembles, including the CC Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, or one of our smaller chamber groups. If you are interested in musical theater, you can audition for one of our annual shows, produced in collaboration with the theater department. We also offer private lessons with no additional fee to qualified students through the Jack Niblack '98 Music Lessons Fund.
Cummings Arts Center boasts technology-rich classrooms, the Greer Music Library, two performance halls and numerous studios and practice rooms. The College is also an "All-Steinway School," thanks to a recent gift. In Cummings you have access to a recording studio, a control room with connectivity to two major recital halls and a production-quality electronic music studio.