Variant of CIP 2016 - Primary groupings

02 - Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies

50. - Visual and performing arts

50.09 - Music

This subseries comprises instructional program classes 50.0901 to 50.0999.

50.0901 - Music, general

This instructional program class comprises any general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. These programs include courses in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • classical music
    • music
    • music foundation
    • musical arts

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • music (not for credit)(36.0115)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
    • music technology(50.0913)
    • music therapy(51.2305)
    • musical theatre(50.0509)
    • piano tuning(47.0404)
    • religious music(39.0501)
    • sound engineering(10.0203)
50.0902 - Music history, literature and theory

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the study of the historical evolution of music as a social and intellectual phenomenon, the development of musical instruments and techniques, and the analysis and criticism of musical literature. These programs include courses in music history research methods, aesthetic analysis of musical compositions, history of musical writing and notation, the development of musical instruments, the development of music theory, and the study of specific periods, cultural traditions, styles, and themes.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • music criticism
    • music history
    • music history and literature
    • music literature

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • art history and criticism(50.0703)
    • history(54.0101)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
    • music theory and composition(50.0904)
    • musicology(50.0905)
50.0903 - Music performance, general

This instructional program class comprises any program that generally prepares individuals to master musical instruments and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers. These programs include courses in one or more specific instruments from various instrumental groupings.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • chamber music performance
    • early music performance
    • instrumental performance
    • music performance
    • music performance studies
    • orchestral performance
    • period instrument performance
    • period instruments
    • popular music performance

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • brass instruments(50.0914)
    • guitar(50.0911)
    • jazz performance(50.0910)
    • music - percussion(50.0916)
    • music (not for credit)(36.0115)
    • music technology(50.0913)
    • musical theatre(50.0509)
    • opera singing(50.0908)
    • piano(50.0907)
    • woodwind(50.0915)
50.0904 - Music theory and composition

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the study of the principles of sound manipulation as applied to the creation of music, and the techniques of creating and arranging music. These programs include courses in aural theory, melody, counterpoint, complex harmony, modulation, chromatics, improvisation, progressions, musical writing, instrumentation, orchestration, electronic and computer applications, studies of specific musical styles, and development of original creative ability.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • electroacoustic composition
    • instrumental composition
    • music arranging
    • music composition
    • music theory
    • music theory and composition
    • musical orchestration

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • computer-assisted sonic design(50.0913)
    • music foundation(50.0901)
    • music history(50.0902)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
    • musical theatre(50.0509)
50.0905 - Musicology and ethnomusicology

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the systematic study of the forms and methods of music art, and the functions of music, in Western and non-Western societies and cultures. These programs include courses in music theory, musicological research methods, and studies of specific cultural styles such as jazz, folk music, rock, ethnic musical traditions, and the music of non-Western cultures.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • ethnomusicology
    • musicology

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • music history(50.0902)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
    • musical arts(50.0901)
50.0906 - Conducting

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to master the art of leading bands, choirs, orchestras and other ensembles in performance, and related music leadership. These programs include courses in score analysis and arranging, rehearsal and performance leadership, music coaching, arrangement and performance planning, ensemble operations management, and applications to specific school or professional ensembles.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • band conductor
    • bandmaster
    • choral conducting
    • music conducting
    • orchestra conductor
    • orchestral conducting

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • classical music(50.0901)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
    • musical orchestration(50.0904)
    • musical theatre(50.0509)
    • religious music(39.0501)
50.0907 - Keyboard instruments

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to master the piano, organ, or related keyboard instruments and performing art as solo, ensemble, and/or accompanist performers. These programs include courses in piano and keyboard pedagogy, ensemble playing, accompanying, service playing, repertoire, keyboard and pedal skills, recital, and personal style development.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • harpsichord
    • keyboard instruments
    • music - keyboard
    • organ
    • piano
    • piano performance

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • music performance(50.0903)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
    • piano technician(47.0404)
    • religious music(39.0501)
50.0908 - Voice and opera

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to master the human voice and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers in concert, choir, opera, or other forms of singing. These programs include courses in voice pedagogy, diction, vocal physiology and exercise, expressive movement, repertoire, recital, and personal style development.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • baritone (singer)
    • music - vocal
    • opera
    • opera singing
    • operatic performance
    • singing
    • vocal performance
    • voice
    • voice and opera

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • baritone (brass instrument)(50.0914)
    • music performance(50.0903)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
    • religious music(39.0501)
50.0910 - Jazz/jazz studies

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to study and master the performance and composition of jazz. These programs include courses in the history of jazz and related musical styles such as the blues, jazz composition and theory, improvisation, jazz instrument and ensemble performance, and related topics.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • jazz
    • jazz music
    • jazz performance
    • jazz studies

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • music performance(50.0903)
    • music teaching(13.1312)
50.0911 - Stringed instruments

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to master a stringed instrument and performing arts as solo, ensemble and/or accompanist performers. These programs include courses in playing and personal style development.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • cello
    • double bass
    • guitar
    • harp
    • stringed instruments
    • viola
    • violin
    • violin performance

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • music performance(50.0903)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
    • violin making(47.0404)
50.0912 - Music pedagogy

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to provide musical instruction and tutoring to clients in private and institutional settings. These programs include courses in music theory, music composition, mastery of one or more instruments, familiarity with various musical genres and styles, principles of music education, and client communications.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • instrumental pedagogy
    • Kodaly concept of music education
    • Kodaly methodology
    • music pedagogy
    • Suzuki method
    • Suzuki piano pedagogy

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • learning sciences research(13.0607)
    • music(50.0901)
    • music education(13.1312)
50.0913 - Music technology

This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the creative aspects of the blending of music and technology; and that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the composition, recording, synthesis, and performance of music; audio-visual production; scoring for film and multimedia; and software and multimedia development. These programs include courses in music theory, music history, composition, acoustics, recording technology, computer composition, electronic music synthesis, technology-based performance, 3D sound and spatial audio, and music business and law.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • computer-assisted scoring
    • computer-assisted sonic design
    • music technology

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • audio recording technology(10.0203)
    • music(50.0901)
    • music composition(50.0904)
    • music performance(50.0903)
    • music production(50.0999)
50.0914 - Brass instruments

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to master a brass instrument and performing art as solo, ensemble, and/or accompanist performers. These programs include courses in playing and personal style development.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • baritone (brass instrument)
    • brass instruments
    • euphonium
    • horn
    • trombone
    • trumpet
    • tuba

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • baritone (singer)(50.0908)
    • instrumental performance(50.0903)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
50.0915 - Woodwind instruments

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to master a woodwind instrument and performing art as solo, ensemble, and/or accompanist performers. These programs include courses in playing and personal style development.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • bassoon
    • clarinet
    • flute
    • oboe
    • saxophone
    • woodwind
    • woodwind instruments

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • instrumental performance(50.0903)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
50.0916 - Percussion instruments

This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to master percussion instruments and performing art for a variety of musical settings, including orchestral, solo, chamber, commercial, or nontraditional. These programs include courses in playing and personal style development.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • bass drum
    • music - percussion
    • percussion instruments
    • snare drum
    • timpani
    • vibraphone

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • instrumental performance(50.0903)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
50.0999 - Music, other

This instructional program class comprises any program not listed above that relates to Music.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • music production

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • music recording engineering(10.0203)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
    • music technology(50.0913)
    • music therapy(51.2305)
    • musical theatre(50.0509)
    • piano tuning(47.0404)
    • religious music(39.0501)
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