Music Concentration

HUMANITIES CONCENTRATION IN MUSIC

A Humanities concentration in music requires four subjects.

Students with little or no prior musical experience may start with one or more of our introductory subjects:

  • Introduction to Western Music (CI-H) - 21M.011
  • Introduction to World Music (CI-H) - 21M.030
  • Fundamentals of Music - 21M.051
  • Rhythms of the World - 21M.053
  • Introduction to Musical Composition - 21M.065
  • Introduction to Music Technology - 21M.080

Students with some musical training are encouraged to begin at whatever level is appropriate to their experience. One of the four subjects may be a performance subject (21M.400-21M.499), which is by audition only, and must be taken for two semesters in order to count as one concentration subject. See the Music Subjects section of the course bulletin for further information on these intermediate and advanced subjects.

 

HASS Requirement and Communication Intensive HASS (CI-H) Subjects

Most 9- or 12-unit Music subjects can be counted towards the Distribution Component of the HASS Requirement as HASS Arts subjects.  Two 6-unit performance subjects can also be combined to count towards the HASS Arts requirement.  The following classes fulfill the Communication Requirement as CI-H subjects:

21M.011        Introduction to Western Music (HASS Arts) (CI-H)
21M.030        Introduction to World Music (HASS Arts) (CI-H)

Two seminars joint listed with music, 21M.013J and 21M.223J, also fulfill both a music concentration and CI-H requirement.

The Concentration Advisors are Natalie Lin Douglas, lindoug@mit.edu (Last name: A-H), Jean Rife, jeanrife@mit.edu (Last name: I-P) and Leslie Tilley, tilley@mit.edu (Last name: Q-Z). 

For further information, contact the concentration advisors.