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Lamont School of Music

Areas of Study

Music for Non-Majors

The Lamont School of Music offers non-major lessons for all DU undergraduate students. Lessons are taught by graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), who have extensive knowledge of their instrument and were chosen for their exemplary teaching abilities. Non-major lessons are taken for 30 minutes each week as part of a 2-credit course, which typically counts toward elective requirements.

Please see the list below for non-major lessons available during the 2017-2018 academic year. Students can review CRNs and contact information for the instructors in the Dynamic Schedule. Please register for the section marked "For Non-Majors." You can receive registration approval from the instructor listed on the course. If no professor is listed, please contact Rachel Lim, Lamont's Student Advisor, at rachel.lim@du.edu

  • Bassoon – MUPR 2460-2
  • Cello – MUPR 2270-1
  • Flute – MUPR 2390-1
  • Guitar - MUPR 2600-33 - click here for more information. 
  • Oboe - MUPR 2680-3
  • Percussion - MUPR 2660-2
  • Piano - MUPR 2210-1
  • Trombone - MUPR 2480-1
  • Trumpet – MUPR 2500-1
  • Violin - MUPR 2250-2
  • Voice - MUPR 2230-1 - click here for more information
  • Viola – MUPR 2290-1

Academic Music Courses (MUAC courses):

Please consult the Dynamic Schedule for a list of courses offered in specific quarters and course descriptions.

Course

Credits

AI: Society (Yes or No)

MUAC 1012 Music, Society and Culture

4 Yes

MUAC 1017 History of Rock and Roll

4 Yes

MUAC 1016 History of Jazz

4 Yes

MUAC 1018 Understanding Music

4 Yes

MUAC 1019 American Popular Music

4 Yes

MUAC 1023 Music, Math, & Computation

4 Yes

MUAC 1024 Black Sacred Music: A Survey

4 Yes

MUAC 1025 Hip-Hop and Rap Music

4 Yes

MUAC 1026 American Musical Mavericks

4 Yes

MUAC 1211 Music Technology

4 No

MUAC 2052 Musicology: Medieval and Renaissance Music

3 No

MUAC 2053 Musicology: Baroque Music

3 Yes

MUAC 2054 Musicology: Classical Music

3 Yes

MUAC 2055 Musicology: Romantic Music

3 Yes

MUAC 2056 Musicology: Modern Music

3 Yes

MUAC 2057 Musicology: Introduction to World Musics

3 Yes

MUAC 2058 Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire I (1900-1955)

3 Yes

MUAC 2059 Jazz and Commercial Music History and Repertoire II (1955-Present)

3 Yes

 

Ensembles (MUEN courses):

Lamont's ensembles are open to the entire DU community, and many can be applied toward AI: Society requirements, if taken for 1 credit. (The 0-credit option exists for students to document participation in an ensemble without incurring the expense of additional tuition for a 19th credit hour.) The Dynamic Schedule lists multiple sections for each ensemble: 1-credit ensembles have section numbers in the single digits, and 0-credit ensembles have section numbers in the 50s. For more information, please see our Ensembles page.

For more information on non-major lessons, ensembles and courses open to non-majors, please contact Rachel Lim, Lamont's Student Advisor, at rachel.lim@du.edu.