Variant of CIP 2016 - Primary groupings

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

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  • Exclusion(s)

    • art history and criticism(50.0703)
    • history(54.0101)
    • music teacher(13.1312)
    • music theory and composition(50.0904)
    • musicology(50.0905)
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