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Why concentrate in music?




WHY CONCENTRATE IN MUSIC?
The study of music not only deepens the student's appreciation and understanding of art, culture, and history; it hones the analytic, writing, creative, and critical thinking skills as much or more than any liberal arts subject. The concentration in Music incorporates theory, much as math does, and composition, much as any study of the arts. But the study of music also includes cultural history, politics, science (sound studies), and philosophy. Recent course offerings include those on Schoenberg, technomusicology, Coltrane, music in Jewish life, sacred and profane music in the 13th century, and a seminar conducting original research into an archive of new music.
The Music Department at Harvard serves around 50 undergraduate concentrators (and a PhD program). Students reap the advantages of a smaller concentration: individual attention, friendliness, the opportunity to get to know faculty, fellow students, graduate students in music, and to become familiar with the department's many resources.: READ MORE


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The Harvard University Department of Music is devoted to the study and practice of music, and exists to provide a first-rate musical education that gives students advanced skills in music as well as knowledge of music history and repertory. Collaboration, creativity, scholarship and musicianship all figure prominently in the department's mission and practice. We offer both an undergraduate and a graduate program. Undergraduates receive an AB with a concentration in music, and graduate students complete a PhD program in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, or composition. There is also a small AM degree program in Performance Practice, and a dual-degree (AB/MM) program that is a collaboration with New England Conservatory. The Music Department sponsors numerous concerts, colloquia, lectures and special music events each month, which are free to students and the public. [Read MORE]




 

 

 

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ELSON LECTURE: JACQUES ATTALI
4. 21.14, Paine Hall, 5:15pm

Former advisor to Mitterrand and first president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Attali is known worldwide as an economist, and cited as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world. The title of the talk is"Music as a Predictive Social Science."

SENIOR RECITAL
4.19.14 Paine Hall, 8:00pm
Eight graduating Harvard College seniors perform in a showcase of solo pieces. Free, everyone is welcome!

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                              Harvard University Department of Music
                              North Yard
                              Harvard University
                              Cambridge, MA 02138
                              p: 617.495.2791
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                              e: musicdpt@fas.harvard.edu




 


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