• Contemporary Music (Minor)

  • Overview

    The Contemporary Music minor is offered through Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

    Part of the interdisciplinary Arts curriculum at Eugene Lang College, the Contemporary Music program explores the global diversity of contemporary musical life along with social, cultural, historical, political, and philosophical concerns related to music. It focuses on music composing, performing, and listening practices in historical and theoretical contexts as well as past and present technologies, especially today's digital media. This liberal arts curriculum highlights creative musical thinking and music-making in the spirit of The New School's significant legacy of modern experimentation.

    Curriculum

    The minor in Contemporary Music requires completion of 18-20 credits. Only two 3-credit music courses can be counted toward the minor. Course availability may vary from semester to semester.

    Subject AreaSample CoursesCredits
    Introductory Course on Western MusicLMUS 2010 Fund. of Western Music OR
    JMUH 2810 Classical Music History
    3-4
    Introductory Course on Global MusicLMUS 2200 Global Perspectives OR
    JMUH 3802 World Music History
    3-4
    History, Theory, or CriticismLMUS 2025 Music for Political Action
    LMUS 2031 Genre, Sound and Society
    3-4
    Popular or Global MusicLMUS 2200 Global Perspectives on Music
    LMUS 3115 Urban Soundscapes
    3-4
    Music Technology or New MediaLMUS 2053 Sound and Technology: An Introduction
    LMUS 3034 Synthesizers and Synthesis
    3-4

    Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the director of the program. Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill the minor.

    Eligibility

    Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School. Students majoring in The Arts (BA, The Arts) can enroll in any minor of their choice, including an Arts minor in a discipline different from the one already being studied in their major.

    Please meet with your Student Success advisor to discuss how a minor will fit in with your overall degree requirements. If you have additional questions questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Stefania de Kenessey, Director and Departmental Faculty Advisor for Contemporary Music, at dekeness@newschool.edu or 212.229.8947 x2992.

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