Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

MUSI 103   Basic Music and Songwriting (TH)
DistributionHuman Thought and Expression
Core AreaNone
RecommendedStudents who have taken private lessons or have high school music performance experience should take MUSI 203

Introduces students to the fundamental elements of music theory through performance, songwriting, and analysis. While focusing primarily on Western art music ("classical music"), popular song, and jazz, these broad categories represent the roots of many specific genres. Consequently, the practical techniques learned can be applied to many styles. In addition to written and aural assessments, students perform keyboard hearings and compose several short pieces, culminating in the composition of an original song. (TH)