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You will grasp basic principles of the structure, design, and language of music in its historical and cultural contexts while studying music history and literature at Wright State. You can better understand the music you hear, perform, and create. This major is not a terminal degree, and you should expect to continue at the graduate level. Please consult with the appropriate faculty advisor before entering this program.
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Wright State music historian Dennis Loranger likely knows more about the music and the composer than anyone else.
Kris Kropff has been president of music publishing at The Lorenz Corporation since 2011. She has edited more than a dozen textbooks for Lorenz, Heritage Music Press, and Roger Dean Publishing Company and continues to serve as literary editor at Lorenz.
Students majoring in music history and literature must complete level III in the applied music concentration. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Senior students are required to complete a senior project. The project may consist of an extensive written research paper or a scholarly lecture or lecture/recital.
View the Bachelor of Music in Music History and Literature program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the University Catalog.
Students planning to pursue this major will be placed in the B.A.-Music degree until the following requirements have been met: a minimum grade of C in MUS 1210 and completion of MUS 1020 and 1520.