Academic Support

Peer Tutoring

The music department provides undergraduate tutors for its first- and second-year courses in music theory and musicianship:

  • MUS 109 Musicianship I
  • MUS 110 Musicianship II
  • MUS 163 Music Theory I
  • MUS 164 Music Theory II

This service is free, and tutors are listed in the course syllabus for each eligible class. Students should contact tutors directly to arrange for appointments or group study opportunities. The class instructor and the chair of the department can provide further information about tutoring.

Fundamentals of Music

For students who require extra skills-based instruction in music rudiments, MUS 102, Fundamentals of Music may be taken concurrently with MUS 163, Music Theory I. Topics in this course include fundamentals of note-reading, rhythmic notation, scales, melody, and intervals.

Web Resources

In addition, there are many useful websites that provide free instruction and drill on aspects of music fundamentals. Students can develop their skills with tutorials and drills at the following recommended sites: