2017-2018 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Majors > Music Major with Music History and Literature Concentration, B.A.
The music history and literature concentration requires a 39 credits in music, with at least 15 credits at the 300 level or above. Transfer students must complete at least 12 credits of their major at Hood, including the senior project, MUSC 301 and 6 other credits of music history or theory, as appropriate.
Successful completion of a Piano Proficiency Exam or completion of 4 credits of piano (two of which must be earned at Hood.)
Students will be expected to: (1) be able to play all major and minor scales, parallel motion, two octaves and primary chords in all keys, (2) play two pieces of early intermediate difficulty in contrasting styles (e.g., a selection from the “Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook,” a quick movement from a classical sonatina, a selection from Schumann’s “Kinderszenen,” etc.) and (3) sight-read a chorale or easy piano piece. It is strongly recommended that this exam be taken no later than first semester of the junior year, so that there will be sufficient time left for any remedial piano that may be needed.
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