Academic Requirements

All music students must complete Theory of Music I, II, III and two history / literature courses. Students seeking a B.A. degree must also complete four terms of lessons and ensembles and one music elective.

Bachelor of Music degree candidates in Performance and Composition complete Theory of Music IV, and all Bachelor of Music degree candidates complete an additional history / literature course, and eight terms of lessons and ensembles, or seven with student teaching. The number of additional required courses for specializations within the Bachelor of Music program varies according to the area of specialization. All candidates for this degree must pass the Keyboard Fundamentals Examination, and Composition and Performance majors must present a satisfactory full-length recital.

Students who minor in music take six music courses. Up to two of those courses may be the Applied Music Course: a specific combination of lessons, concert attendance, and ensembles described in the music portion of the catalog and in the music department handbook.

Courses Offered

Visit the Coe College Catalog for complete information on the Music Department's course offerings.

  • Theory of Music I, II, III, IV
  • Advanced Counterpoint
  • Orchestration
  • Electronic Music
  • Experiencing Music
  • Music History & Literature I, II, III
  • Conducting I
  • Conducting II
  • Piano Pedagogy and Literature
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Diction for Singers
  • Practicum in Music Education
  • Vocal Methods
  • Instrumental Methods
  • Student Teaching - Elementary
  • Student Teaching - Secondary
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Instrumental Techniques
  • Survey of Vocal Literature
  • Introduction to Jazz History
  • Musical Theater Courses
  • Film Music
  • Audio Production and Engineering
  • Music Business
  • Choral Methods for the Instrumental Teacher
  • Instrumental Methods for the Choral Teacher
  • Piano for the Music Teacher
  • Topics in Music