The Conservatory of Music and the College of Arts and Sciences have collaborated to develop exciting new approaches to the study of music.
Starting in fall 2020, students in both the college and the conservatory can deepen and widen their understanding of music by learning about it in a variety of contexts and disciplines through five new interdisciplinary programs.
These five interdivisional courses of study, open to students in both the college and conservatory, are designed to complement a student’s major. Students can have an academic experience that encompasses both depth of study in a well-established field with an experimental curriculum in an emerging area.
Oversight for these new minors and integrative concentration is with the Conservatory College Interdivisional Curricular Committee (CCICC).
Music and Cognition Minor
For students interested in studying the science of how music gets inside our heads and influences our thoughts and feelings.More about Music and Cognition
Music and Popular Culture Minor
For students interested in learning about how music, across history and across the globe, shapes and is shaped by the society.More about Music and Popular Culture
Interdisciplinary Performance Minor
What does it take to perform? What is the nature of a performance? Students will explore the experience and philosophy of performance by taking performance classes across the arts (music, theater, dance, creative writing) and athletics.More about Interdisciplinary Performance
Arts and Creative Technologies Minor
For students eager to explore how past, present, and future technologies can inspire and be inspired by art. The fundamental question students will explore is how technology sparks the artist’s imagination and provide a medium of expression.More about Arts and Creative Technologies
Arts Administration and Leadership Concentration
Whether you want to work in a museum or for an orchestra, start your own music ensemble or film company, or launch an arts-related organization or non-profit, this integrative concentration will give you foundational knowledge that you can apply broadly.More about Arts Administration and Leadership