Music

The Department of Music offers one secondary field designed to be flexible enough to accommodate a broad range of interests. Students are free to explore the field by selecting a variety of courses, or they may focus on a specific aspect of the larger field.

REQUIREMENTS: 5 courses (20 credits)

Any five courses selected from among the courses offered in Music (including Gen Ed courses and Freshman Seminars taught by Music Department faculty), with the exceptions noted below:

  • No more than one course may be selected from Music 1-6, Gen Ed Courses, or Freshman Seminars.
  • A repeatable course may count only once. (Repeatable courses are labeled ‘r’ after their course number.)
  • No more than one course may be selected from Music 10hfr-16hfr (which may be graded SAT/UNSAT).
  • Courses counting for secondary field credit may not be taken Pass/Fail, other than one Freshman Seminar (graded SAT/UNS) and one ensemble (Music 10hfr-16hfr).

OTHER INFORMATION

While the department recommends taking a portion of the foundational courses of the concentration (51 and 97), these are not specific requirements of the secondary field. Occasionally, with the permission of the instructor, secondary field students may take upper-level courses without having taken certain prerequisites.

Courses taken abroad or in the summer school can be counted in the secondary field only with the permission of the department, normally granted only after the course has been completed.

ADVISING RESOURCES AND EXPECTATIONS

Students pursuing a secondary field are urged to seek out members of the Music department faculty for advice on their specific course choices. For general information about the department, its faculty, and courses visit the department website.

For more information on the secondary field and for advising, please speak to the Director of Undergraduate Studies (Professor Anne Shreffler, acshreff@fas.harvard.edu), or the Undergraduate Coordinator (Mary MacKinnon, mackinnon@fas.harvard.edu) in the Music Building (617-495-2791).