History & Literature

History & Literature

Aimed at students with a particular interest in musicological research, the History & Literature track offers opportunities for students to pursue in-depth study in a variety of topics related to the history of musical composition. Core studies in music theory, aural skills, keyboarding, and music history are also required. The BMus in History & Literature builds an understanding of composers and historical nuances of each age and genre of classical music. Students can expect to cover the history of music from 1600 through the present, as well as focused studies on choral, solo, opera, keyboarding, symphonic and 20th-century music.

In addition to core studies, history & literature majors will also participate in weekly private lessons, studio classes, major ensemble, and masterclasses.  

Major Curriculum

Please visit our University Catalog for more information regarding course requirements and the declaration process.

"Music and Literature," oil on canvas, by the American artist William Michael Harnett. Courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

 

Faculty

Music Theory, History and Literature

Name Title Phone E-Mail Location
Jon
Bash

Instructor

(360) 650-4091

Jon.Bash@wwu.edu

MBA
Lucas
G Senger

Instructor, Arts Enterprise & Cultural Innovation

(360) 650-2719

Lucas.Senger@wwu.edu

High Street Hall 19
Kristina
Nielsen

Instructor, World Music

Kristina.Nielsen@wwu.edu

Amy
Smart

Instructor, Country Music

(360) 650-3130

Amy.Smart@wwu.edu

Bertil
Van Boer

Professor, Musicology, Theory, Collegium Musicum

(360) 650-2282

Bertil.vanBoer@wwu.edu

Jeanette
Wickell

Instructor

Jeanette.Wickell@wwu.edu