Faculty (click on links for bio/contact info)
Roberta M. Marvin (Chair of the Department)
Olabode Omojola (Five College ethnomusicology professor)
Undergraduate Music History
BMus, Music History: Focuses on the study of the historical, stylistic, and cultural development of music; foreign language study and a senior thesis are required. Prepares students for graduate work in Musicology or a possible career in arts management, librarianship, or music journalism.
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements: In addition to successfully auditioning for a applied lesson studio, undergraduate applicants for Music History are asked to submit one or two samples of academic writing (5+ pages each) on a musical topic.
Graduate Music History
MM, Music History: Focuses on the study of the historical, stylistic, and cultural development of music at an advanced level; a master's thesis is required. Prepares students for PhD programs in Musicology, for teaching and research in music history, or a possible career in arts management, librarianship, or music journalism.
Course subplan/Degree checklist: M.M. in Music History (pdf file)
For more information, see the Graduate Music Programs page