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For students who are interested in further study after high school, courses are a viable option. They provide the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge and skills that can prepare students for a career or college. Courses can last anywhere from a few months to a few years.

Students may inquire, “What are courses in music history?” The study of music history encompasses the vast spectrum of musical styles and trends that have evolved from ancient cultures down to the present day. Some courses offer specializations based upon time periods or locations, such as the music of San Marco, Venice, in the early Baroque Period. Typical classes might include foreign languages, research skills, the history of genres, and the study of jazz, folk, and blues.

Students enrolled in music history courses can learn many critical thinking skills, for example, an understanding of how time and place influence culture and trends. They might also become adept at researching and categorizing information, which are useful skills regardless of profession.

Factors such as the location of the school, the length of the course, and fees for room and board will all affect the cost of courses in music history. Students should make a careful comparison of the various programs to choose the one that meets their needs.

After completing courses in music history, students may find job opportunities in teaching and research at music institutions or public schools. They could also become music librarians for professional choirs, symphony orchestras, or bands. Publishing companies that specialize in scholarly music books frequently hire music history students as representatives, researchers, and editors.

Students can take courses in music history at institutions close to home or in foreign countries. For those living in remote areas, online courses are a possibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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IES Abroad

The IES Abroad Vienna Music Program is ideal for students majoring or minoring in Music, and offers you the opportunity to participate in a wide selection of courses focu ... [+]

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Home to an astounding number of legendary composers—from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to Brahms, Mahler, and Schoenberg—Vienna maintains an incredible richness of musical culture to this day. The world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musikverein, and the Staatsoper are just a few of the many leading institutions that help make Vienna a true “city of music”—and make it the perfect location for an engaging study of Music History and Performance.

The IES Abroad Vienna Music Program is ideal for students majoring or minoring in Music, and offers you the opportunity to participate in a wide selection of courses focusing on Music and European culture and society. The program is organized in conjunction with the Vienna European Society & Culture Program.... [-]

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