The Bachelor of Arts in Music at Chapman University is designed to give music majors a solid foundation in the major styles and trends of Western music from Ancient Greece to the present.
Through a series of courses, students gain insight into music's historical and cultural contexts that will help them in their future musical careers. Some of these courses include: "Compendium of Western Music History," a one-semester introduction followed by four courses that divide Western music into chronological style periods. "Music History and Literature I, II, III, and IV" cover, respectively, the music of Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Baroque and Classical periods, the Romantic era and the Twentieth Century. Most music majors take three of the four advanced courses.
Music Theory & History courses are taught by Professors Amy Graziano, Sean Heim, Jeffrey Holmes, Vera Ivanova, and Jessica Sternfeld.