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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

World Music Minor

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Requirements for the minor in world music

Entrance auditions

Entrance audition days are held several times each year. The audition schedule and downloadable application are available on the school website at www.oakland.edu/mtd. Please submit application to the department office. Students should be prepared to demonstrate proficiency in their proposed area of specialization.

Students seeking admission to Oakland University as music majors or auditioned music minors must audition for the music faculty.

Students who audition and do not enroll within two semesters must re-audition. Students who enroll and leave school for at least two semesters must re-audition. Music students who enroll and leave school must re-audition and also retake the theory placement exam.


The department offers a minor in world music that is open to both music majors and non-majors who have had prior music performance experience and wish to study world music. Non-music majors who wish to pursue the minor in world music must audition. Contact the world music program coordinator at 248-370-2044 or stone@oakland.edu.

The minor in world music is designed to enhance students’ ability to negotiate the theoretical, practical, cultural, and historical aspects of teaching and performing traditions of world music. Students will study the practices of various world music traditions in order to sustain their own education in addition to the education of current and future students. The minor will focus on refining performance and improvisational skills through private instruction, world music ensembles, music history courses, and a summer study abroad/directed research.

Students must complete a minimum of 23 credits as follows:

Applied Lessons - 4 credits

Non-credit requirements

Non-credit requirements: World Music Ensembles total of 8 semesters, minimum of 4 for credit

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