Department of Fine and Performing Arts

As a Major
Students following the prescribed curriculum with a major in music will learn about the broad historical and cultural context in which the art is developed as well as study music literature, history, theory, and musicianship. Such study is intended to provide a base from which subsequent advanced training may be undertaken. The department expects that all students majoring in music will participate each semester in a performing group sponsored by the Music Program.

Management of Musical Enterprises

As a Specialization

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers the Management of Musical Enterprises as a specialization within the music major. This major will be of interest to those who choose to study the business of the music industry.

The Management of Musical Enterprises curriculum includes credits from both Weissman and the Zicklin School of Business, and participation in the Internship Program of the Fine and Performing Arts Department.

For more information check the current Student Bulletin.

As a Minor

A Tier III minor in music requires students to complete two music courses at or above the 3000-level, and one capstone course, Music in Society (4900). The following courses are approved for a minor in Music:

**Please note that Harmony I & II (MSC 3026 & 3027) are NOT approved for a Tier III Minor in Music **

MSC3002 Music of the Baroque Period

MSC3003 Music of the Classic Period

MSC3004 Music of the Romantic Period

MSC 3005 Music of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific

MSC 3014 The Opera

MSC 3016 Music of the 20th Century

MSC 3019 Music in the American Theatre

MSC 3022 American Popular Song

MSC 3024 Jazz: From Its Origins to the Present

MSC 3025 Electronic Music

MSC 3034 Music in Films

MSC 3036 Commercial Music and the Media

MSC 3043 History of Music from Antiquity through the Baroque

MSC 3044 History of Music from Classicism to Modern Times

Required Capstone: 

MSC 4900 Music and Society


Fine and Performing Arts Department, 646-312-4052
Professor Andrew Tomasello, 646-312-4064

The City University of New York