Music Cultures & History (minor)

What you will study

If you want to expand your knowledge of all kinds of music — popular styles, ethnic traditions (including African American and Latin American), and European classical music — the Music History and Cultures minor is designed for you.

You choose courses in the above areas, learn about music fundamentals, and have the opportunity to participate in a music ensemble or learn about digital recording techniques.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.

Music Cultures & History Support Beginning
MU-102Understanding Music Fundamentals2
Take 2 credits of music ensembles and/or music lessons2
Music Cultures & History Support Intermediate
Take one of the following:4
Improvisational Music
and Rock & Roll History
Musical Theatre:on Stage & Screen
MU-261Music History I3
or MU-262 Music History II
MU-276Music Technology2
Music Cultures & History Support Advanced
MU-372Contemporary Music 12-3
or MU-382 Music Across Cultures: Milwaukee