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Music History (Minor)

The Music Minor can be paired with practically any major in the university. The minor areas are designed for students who want to continue to develop musically throughout their college career. It is highly recommended that students begin the Music Minor in the freshman year. The Music History Minor includes the departmental requirements of the degree and history-specific courses such as History of Music and History of Jazz.

Music History (Minor)


Description


What is Music History at ODU like?

The Music Minor can be paired with practically any major in the university. The minor areas are designed for students who want to continue to develop musically throughout their college career. It is highly recommended that students begin the Music Minor in the freshman year. The Music History Minor includes the departmental requirements of the degree and history-specific courses such as History of Music and History of Jazz.

Program Highlights


What makes Music History at ODU unique?

  • RECITALS, CONCERTS & MASTER CLASSES EACH YEAR 130

  • DEGREE PROGRAMS WITH SEVERAL CONCENTRATIONS/OPTIONS 6

  • MUSIC MAJORS & MINORS; 245 UNDERGRADUATE, 15 GRADUATE 260

Courses


What are some courses offered in Music History at ODU?

MUSC 361:
History of Music


A general survey of the growth of music showing the influence of historical events upon musical developments. Prerequisites: MUSC 264A, or MUSC 261 and MUSC 262, and MUSC 222, or permission of instructor.

MUSC 362W:
History of Music


A general survey of the growth of music showing the influence of historical events upon musical development. |This is a writing intensive course.) Prerequisites: grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C; MUSC 261 and MUSC 262 or MUSC 264A or MUSC 126A, and MUSC 222 or permission of instructor.

MUSC 460:
History of Jazz


This course will study the historical development of jazz as an American art form. The emotion and meaning of this style will be investigated as well as the historical and contemporary aesthetic response. Emphasis will include the defining role of African American artists. The influence of jazz on the development of contemporary American music will be discussed. Written critiques of live performances will be required. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Music History at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Music History should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Pre-requisites, not counted in minor GPA:

    • MUSC 221
    • MUSC 222
    • MUSC 261
    • MUSC 262

     

  • Cource requirements:

    • MUSC 361W History of Music
    • MUSC 362 History of Music 
    • MUSC 460 History of Jazz
    • Any 400 level Music History course

For admission to the Music History program


GPA:

3.00


TOEFL score:

paper based: 550, internet based 79


IELTS score:

6.5


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Transfer Articulation Agreements


To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.

Next Steps


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