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  • Concentration Overview
    As a performing arts major with a concentration in music, you will take performance, studio, history, and seminars in theory. Songwriters, composers, and musicians of all instruments: you will develop the facility to perform at a professional level or attend graduate school.

    In performance courses, you will be members and sometimes soloists in ensembles in front of live audiences. These courses emphasize collaborative skills and ensemble performance. In studio courses, you will study your instrument(s) (or voice as instrument) in depth. Studio courses highlight technique, repertoire, presentation, and ultimately, solo performance. History courses provide the context for all musical practice and enhance your ability to play, write about, promote, or work with artists playing the music of all periods.Seminar courses will give you the theoretical foundation for your craft. You will learn music theory including notation, harmony, counterpoint, composition, and software used in working with musical notation.

    You will undertake a total of three internships, including a semester-long, full-time professional experience relevant to performing arts and music. You will complete a two-semester senior thesis on a topic relevant to music, and containing interdisciplinary components. You will experience the integration of theory and practice through coursework, experiential learning, and independent field research and/or creative composition in the senior thesis sequence.
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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 131

    *Any MUSXXX Ensemble course can be taken to fulfill this requirement including: MUS105, MUS107, MUS109, MUS113, MUS114, MUS115, MUS116. DAN105 or DRA105 are also permitted for 3 of these credits.

    First Year - Credits: 32

    • Performing Arts Elective (Cr: 3)
    • MUS1XX Music Ensemble Electives* (Cr: 2)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
    • MUS 106 - Private Music Instruction (Cr: 0.5 or 1)
      (Students will take twice)
    • MUS 110 - Fundamentals of Music (Cr: 3)
    • MUS 201 - Music Theory I (Cr: 3)
    • MUS 220 - Studio Audio Production I (Cr: 3)
    • MUS 111 - History of Western Music (Cr: 3)
    • PA 100 - Introduction to Performing Arts (Cr: 3)
    • PA 101 - Performance Review (Cr: 1)
      (Students will take twice)

    Second Year - Credits: 35

    • MUS1XX Music Ensemble Elective* (Cr: 2)
    • Performing Arts Electives (Cr: 6)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Science and Technology General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Global Issues General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • ART 265 - Arts Administration I (Cr: 3)
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
    • MUS 106 - Private Music Instruction (Cr: 0.5 or 1)
      (Students will take twice)
    • PA 101 - Performance Review (Cr: 1)
      (Students will take twice)

    Third Year - Credits: 33

    • MUS1XX Music Ensemble Elective* (Cr: 2)
    • General Education Electives (Cr: 6)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • DRA 305 - Musical Theater Techniques (Cr: 3)
    • MUS 106 - Private Music Instruction (Cr: 0.5 or 1)
      (Students will take twice)
    • PA 101 - Performance Review (Cr: 1)
      (Students will take twice)
    • PA 200 - Aesthetics in the Performing Arts (Cr: 3)
    • PA 300 - Performance Workshop I (Cr: 3)
    • PA 305 - Performance Workshop II (Cr: 3)
    • PA 310 - Audition and Portfolio (Cr: 3)

    Fourth Year - Credits: 31

    • MUS1XX Music Ensemble Elective* (Cr: 1)
    • Performing Arts Elective (Cr: 3)
    • General Education Electives (Cr: 6)
    • MUS 230 - Jazz Styles (Cr: 3)
    • PA 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
    • PA 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • PA 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step.

    Students are required to complete three internships within their major and/or minor. Internship sites have included: 

    • Walt Disney World 

    • Boston Ballet 

    • Boston Children’s Chorus 

    • Stage 284 at The Community House 

    • Premier Studios NYC

    • North Shore Music Theatre 

    • High School Music Departments 


    Many of our graduates have become or worked for: 

    • Music Teacher in schools and studios 

    • Recording Studio Engineer 

    • Walt Disney Performer 

    • Singer/ Actor/Performer 

    • Technical Director, audio, lights, stage

    • Arts Administrator 


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Student Performances

Pep band
endicott singers
jazz/rock ensemble
endicott singers
modern band project
jazz/rock ensemble
modern band project
garrett mandeville trio