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Music at Pitt-Johnstown

The Pitt-Johnstown Music Department has created a Music minor in order to provide students with the opportunity to build their knowledge and skills in music.  Like most minors, the Music minor consists of 18 credits, which are broken down into three categories: Music Fundamentals, Music History, and Performance.  The minor allows talented music students to engage in a serious minor that offers a challenging addition to their chosen major.

What Music classes are available?

The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the Music courses available on our campus. To view the full list of Music course descriptions, click here.

This course introduces students to the development of the symphony from its origins to the present. Students study individual symphonic compositions from both historical and analytical viewpoints. Topics covered include changes in instrumentation, harmony, formal design, as well as the changing place of the genre in concert life.

This course focuses on how to write critical and analytical papers on the subject of music. Students are expected to learn musical terminology and how to use that terminology in a paper. Students will be asked to attend events such as concerts, lectures, rehearsals, and film viewings.

The course presents the historical unfolding of the major achievements of music in Western culture from Gregorian Chant to the 20th century. The course assumes no ability to read musical score; the emphasis is on developing intelligent and creative listening skills.


Pitt-Johnstown Music Faculty


 Jeffrey Webb (Binghamton University)

 Office Location: 233A Biddle Hall

 Phone: 814-269-7155


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Last Reviewed: January 18, 2012