0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

To see courses offered during a specific semester, please visit DukeHub and select “Class Search”.


Graduate students must get approval from their department DGS to enroll in undergraduate Music courses.  Please find FAQs here and the required form here. If enrolled in applied lessons, an audition and permission number from the instructor are also required.

For non-Music graduate students, there is an additional fee for enrolling in applied lessons noted here.


Number Title Codes Cross-Lists
MUSIC 89S First-Year Seminar
MUSIC 101-1 Class Piano
MUSIC 101-2 Class Voice
MUSIC 101-3 Introductory Guitar Class
MUSIC 101-4 Djembe Class
MUSIC 101-5 Class Improvisation
MUSIC 101-6 Class Percussion ALP
MUSIC 101-7 Class Brass
MUSIC 103-1 Classical Piano
MUSIC 103-2 Jazz Piano
MUSIC 103-3 Organ
MUSIC 103-4 Harpsichord
MUSIC 104-1 Violin
MUSIC 104-2 Viola
MUSIC 104-3 Cello
MUSIC 104-4 Double Bass
MUSIC 104-5 Classical Guitar
MUSIC 104-6 Jazz Guitar
MUSIC 104-7 Harp
MUSIC 105-1 Flute
MUSIC 105-2 Oboe
MUSIC 105-3 Clarinet
MUSIC 105-4 Bassoon
MUSIC 105-5 Saxophone
MUSIC 105-6 Jazz Saxophone ALP
MUSIC 106-1 Trumpet
MUSIC 106-2 French Horn
MUSIC 106-3 Trombone
MUSIC 106-4 Tuba
MUSIC 107-1 Percussion
MUSIC 107-2 Djembe
MUSIC 115S Vocal Diction
MUSIC 116 Alexander Technique for Musicians, Dancers, and Actors ALP DANCE 116
MUSIC 117 Aspects of Performance ALP, CZ
MUSIC 120 Music: An Introduction CCI, ALP, CZ
MUSIC 126 Acoustics and Music R, W, NS PHYSICS 136
MUSIC 129S Sound, Music, and the Moving Image CCI, W, ALP, CZ CINE 230S
VMS 217S
MUSIC 130 World Music: Aesthetic and Anthropological Approaches CCI, ALP, CZ CULANTH 131
MUSIC 132L African Dance Percussion DANCE 132L
MUSIC 133S African Mbira Music: An Experiential Learning Class CCI, ALP, CZ AAAS 109S
MUSIC 137 Music, Social Life, and Scenes CCI, R, W, ALP, CZ CULANTH 137
MUSIC 140 Introduction to Jazz CCI, ALP AAAS 140
MUSIC 143 History of Rock: Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll to Indie Rock and Hip-Hop ALP, CZ AAAS 139
MUSIC 144 Meet the Beatles and the 1960s EI, ALP, CZ
MUSIC 145 Hip-Hop/Rap Music Appreciation ALP
MUSIC 146 Motown and American Soul Music CCI, ALP, CZ AAAS 146
MUSIC 161 Introduction to Music Theory ALP
MUSIC 161-2 Introduction to Music Theory Through Music Software and Digital Audio Workspaces ALP
MUSIC 162S Introduction to Composition: Explorations in Musical Time and Space ALP
MUSIC 165 Let's Dance! Live Art and Performance CCI, ALP, CZ DANCE 165
MUSIC 171 Jazz Combo and Improvisation I ALP
MUSIC 172 Jazz Combo and Improvisation II ALP
MUSIC 176 The Songwriter's Vocabulary ALP
MUSIC 190 Special Topics in Music
MUSIC 190A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Music
MUSIC 190FS Focus Seminar
MUSIC 190S Special Topics in Music
MUSIC 201-3 Intermediate Guitar Class
MUSIC 203-1 Classical Piano
MUSIC 203-2 Jazz Piano
MUSIC 203-3 Organ
MUSIC 203-4 Harpsichord
MUSIC 204-1 Violin
MUSIC 204-2 Viola
MUSIC 204-3 Cello
MUSIC 204-4 Double Bass
MUSIC 204-5 Classical Guitar
MUSIC 204-6 Jazz Guitar
MUSIC 204-7 Harp
MUSIC 205-1 Flute
MUSIC 205-2 Oboe
MUSIC 205-3 Clarinet
MUSIC 205-4 Bassoon
MUSIC 205-5 Saxophone
MUSIC 205-6 Jazz Saxophone
MUSIC 206-1 Trumpet
MUSIC 206-2 French Horn
MUSIC 206-3 Trombone
MUSIC 206-4 Tuba
MUSIC 207-1 Percussion
MUSIC 207-2 Djembe
MUSIC 208 Voice
MUSIC 210-1 Symphony Orchestra
MUSIC 210-2 Wind Symphony
MUSIC 210-3 Marching Band
MUSIC 210-4 Jazz Ensemble
MUSIC 210-5 Small Jazz Ensemble
MUSIC 210-6 Chinese Music Ensemble AMES 145
MUSIC 210-7 Duke Symphony Orchestra and Duke Wind Symphony Joint Ensemble
MUSIC 211-1 Collegium Musicum
MUSIC 211-2 Chamber Music
MUSIC 211-3 Piano Ensemble
MUSIC 212-1 Djembe Ensemble
MUSIC 212-2 Afro-Cuban Percussion
MUSIC 213-1 Opera Theater
MUSIC 213-2 Chapel Choir
MUSIC 213-3 Chorale
MUSIC 217SA The Economics of Art (The Chicago Scene) CCI, ALP DANCE 279SA
I&E 217SA
MUSIC 218 Musical Theater Workshop: Performance ALP DANCE 211
MUSIC 220S Writing the Musical Book W, ALP ENGLISH 228S
MUSIC 221S Writing About Music W, ALP
MUSIC 226S Performing Brazil
MUSIC 234 Sound and Society in East Asian Contexts CCI, ALP, CZ AMES 120
MUSIC 236 African Music: Sound, History, Culture, Politics CCI, EI, STS, ALP, SS CULANTH 235
ICS 259
MUSIC 237 Latinx Music Cultures
MUSIC 239S Sound in Social Life CCI, STS, ALP CULANTH 222S
ICS 246S
MUSIC 239SA Sound in Social Life CCI, STS, ALP, SS CULANTH 222SA
MUSIC 243S American Musicals ALP THEATRST 125S
MUSIC 244S Giants of Jazz: A Journey into the Lives and Music of the Masters of Jazz Music CCI, ALP AAAS 252S
MUSIC 249 Hollywood Film Music ALP
MUSIC 255S Music History I: Antiquity Through Renaissance CCI, ALP, CZ MEDREN 201S
MUSIC 256S Music History II: 1600 through Mozart CCI, R, ALP, CZ MEDREN 202S
MUSIC 257 Music History III: Beethoven through WWI CCI, R, ALP, CZ
MUSIC 258 Music History IV: Post-WWI through the Present R, ALP, CZ
MUSIC 259 Modern and Experimental Music W, ALP
MUSIC 261 Theory and Practice of Tonal Music I ALP
MUSIC 264S Social Entrepreneurship and the Arts PUBPOL 264S
MUSIC 273S Introduction to Electronic Music Composition STS, ALP
MUSIC 274S Computer Music R, ALP
MUSIC 281S Composition Seminar - Transcribing and Arranging Music for Chamber Ensembles CCI, R, ALP
MUSIC 281T Composition I R, ALP
MUSIC 285S Critical Pedagogy of Hip Hop CCI, EI, ALP, SS AAAS 286S
MUSIC 288S Music as Biology NS NEUROSCI 288S
PSY 288S
MUSIC 289 Music and the Brain ALP, NS NEUROSCI 289
MUSIC 290 Special Topics in Music
MUSIC 290A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Music
MUSIC 290S Special Topics in Music
MUSIC 290S-1 Special Topics in Music History
MUSIC 290S-2 Special Topics in Music Theory
MUSIC 290S-3 Special Topics in Ethnomusicology
MUSIC 290S-4 Special Topics in Jazz
MUSIC 295S Arts Entrepreneurship ARTSVIS 295S
I&E 295S
VMS 295S
MUSIC 305S Writing about Performance CCI, R, W, ALP DANCE 302S
MUSIC 310S Non-Profit Cultural Institutions EI, SS DANCE 208S
I&E 310S
VMS 329S
MUSIC 311S Legal Issues for the Performing Arts EI, SS DANCE 379S
I&E 311S
MUSIC 314 Thinking through the Body: Becoming an Ordinary Genius ALP DANCE 314
MUSIC 316SA stARTup Project R, ALP DANCE 307SA
I&E 316SA
MUSIC 318 Instrumental Conducting ALP
MUSIC 319 Choral Conducting ALP
MUSIC 321 Sample & Remix: Contemporary Cultural Production Across Arts & Media CCI, R, STS, ALP, CZ ISS 321
LIT 321
VMS 324
MUSIC 325A The Politics of Salsa: Music, Urban Spaces and Globalization CCI, FL, ALP CULANTH 348A
MUSIC 326S The Art of Performance ALP
MUSIC 335 The History of Hip-Hop CCI, ALP AAAS 335
VMS 337
MUSIC 336 The Black Performance Tradition: Michael Jackson and Prince CCI, ALP AAAS 336
VMS 353
MUSIC 337S Introduction to Hip-Hop Production EI, STS, ALP AAAS 325S
MUSIC 342 Music for Dancers ALP DANCE 375
MUSIC 361 Theory and Practice of Tonal Music II ALP
MUSIC 371 Artists in Healthcare: Collaborations and Complexities CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ DANCE 371
VMS 374
MUSIC 381T Composition II R, ALP
MUSIC 390 Advanced Special Topics in Music
MUSIC 390-1 Special Topics in Interpretation and Performance
MUSIC 390S-1 Advanced Special Topics in Music
MUSIC 390T Special Music Topics Tutorial
MUSIC 391 Independent Study
MUSIC 393 Research Independent Study R
MUSIC 401 Advanced Study in Musical Performance
MUSIC 401-1 Advanced Study in Vocal Music Performance ALP
MUSIC 418 Advanced Study in Conducting
MUSIC 420S Music and The Black Radical Imagination
MUSIC 425S Auditory Neuroscience - From Sound to Music NS NEUROSCI 425S
PSY 479S
MUSIC 430 Music History and Politics in Contemporary Africa CCI, CZ, SS AAAS 430
MUSIC 461 Theory and Practice of Tonal Music III ALP
MUSIC 463S Theory and Practice of Post-Tonal Music ALP
MUSIC 465S Counterpoint R
MUSIC 481T Advanced Composition R, ALP
MUSIC 490S Advanced Topics in Music
MUSIC 491 Independent Study
MUSIC 501 Introduction to Musicology R, ALP
MUSIC 511-1 Collegium Musicum
MUSIC 551 Music in the Middle Ages R, ALP MEDREN 522
MUSIC 552 Topics in Renaissance Music R, ALP MEDREN 523
MUSIC 553 Music in the Baroque Era R, ALP MEDREN 524
MUSIC 554 Music in the Classic Era R, ALP
MUSIC 555 Music in the Nineteenth Century R, ALP
MUSIC 556 Music in the Twentieth Century R, ALP
MUSIC 560 Tonal Analysis R, ALP
MUSIC 561S Analysis of Early Music ALP
MUSIC 562 Analysis of Music After 1900 ALP
MUSIC 575S Generative Media Authorship - Music, Text & Image ALP ARTSVIS 575S
ISS 575S
VMS 575S
MUSIC 590 Selected Topics in Analysis
MUSIC 590S Special Topics in Music
MUSIC 595 Language, Music and Dementia: Neuroscience Approaches R, NS, SS LINGUIST 595
MUSIC 663 Theories and Notation of Contemporary Music R, ALP
MUSIC 690S-1 Composition Seminar: Selected Topics
MUSIC 691S Black Sonic Culture—Analog to Digital AAAS 622S
LIT 691S
MUSIC 697 Composition
MUSIC 698 Composition
MUSIC 699 Composition ALP
MUSIC 718S Seminar in Performance Practice
MUSIC 735 The History of Hip-Hop AAAS 735
VMS 735
MUSIC 771S Graduate Seminar: Theories of Corporeality DANCE 771S
GSF 771S
MUSIC 772S Graduate Seminar in Critical Dance Studies DANCE 772S
GSF 772S
MUSIC 790S-1 Seminar in the History of Music
MUSIC 790S-2 Studies in Ethnomusicology
MUSIC 791 Independent Study
MUSIC 792 Independent Study in Performance Practice and Interpretation
MUSIC 797 Composition
MUSIC 798 Composition
MUSIC 799 Composition
MUSIC 861S Musical Organology