This degree is designed for students who want to study music in the context of a general liberal arts education, but who do not plan to pursue careers in music. It may also be convenient for students who enter Hunter with a large number of transfer credits in music.
Hunter Core Requirement
Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCCR], Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: General Education - Effective Fall 2019.
All music majors must demonstrate elementary proficiency at the piano. Students should plan to fulfill this requirement during their first year of study. A passing grade on the piano proficiency examination is a prerequisite for the third semester of study in music theory (MUSTH 32000). Students entering Hunter with limited keyboard background may take MUSPF 21300-MUSPF 21400 (Piano I and II) for elective credit; a passing grade of C or better in MUSPF 21400 satisfies the piano proficiency requirement in lieu of the examination.