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Requirements

Holy Cross music majors receive world-class training in a broad variety of musical disciplines.

The major consists of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 14 courses. Required courses are History of Western Music 1 and 2, Theory of Music 1-4, and the Fourth-Year Seminar. The remaining courses may be electives from our offerings in music history, theory, composition, ethnomusicology, performance, popular music, music technology, and special topics.

Students are strongly urged to take lessons and to participate in one or more of the College's performing groups for at least two semesters.