Music Degree

Degree Musician (Composer, Choral Director, Instrument Player, Audio or Theoretical Producer, based on the Consideration)
Level Under Graduate
Duration Diez (10) semesters: Composition, Instrument, Choral Direction). Eight (8) semesters (Theory, Audio Production)
Class Schedule Day
Modality On-Campus Learning
SNIES Code 1529
National Accreditation 2008: CNA (Consejo Nacional de Acreditación - National Accreditation Council) for 6 years

Number of credits for each option:

Composition: 149

Instrument: 155

Choir Direction: 151

Audio Production: 137

Theory: 131

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Objectives

The concentration in Composition has two orientations: electro-acoustic and instrumental acoustic music. It is characterized for conducting students to master composition, both from the technical and aesthetic point of view, with regards to its available means (traditional instruments, voices, and electro-acoustic resources).

The proposal is to master those means, in solo, chamber, mixed and orchestra contexts; the knowledge about the use of musical forms over time, as a subject of reflection and compositional praxis, and a good command on the processes of abstraction on aesthetic, artistic, humanist, and even scientific concepts, applied to composition. Our institution has a laboratory with state of the art technology equipment and software.

The concentration in Choir Direction aims at preparing Directors who require a great deal of leadership, as well as the finest criteria for the selection of works and the arrangement of concert programs. Students are demanded to have a high level of knowledge of their respective repertoires, from a technical as well as interpretative point of view. Special emphasis is made on adequate planning and execution of rehearsals. For the development of their lessons, students count on a chamber choir with an excellent level.

The concentration in Theory is aimed at preparing students in analysis techniques and musical research. Work lines include: History of Music (authors, works, periods, styles, and forms) and musical analysis (analytic techniques on tonal, modal, and serial music). This process ends with the elaboration of a monograph or graduation project oriented to the study of authors and Colombian and Latin American repertoires.

The concentration in Instrument aims to educate professional musicians in traditional instruments (solo or orchestra). It approaches in detail the styles and works that constitute the foundation of instrumental traditional music in the Western World. There is a particular interest in the Latin American repertoire, which includes Colombian composers. The program is divided in semesters, but has been conceived by years; along the learning process, students are supposed to give 2 public recitals: one in the middle of their studies, and the other at the end, as a graduation recital.

The concentration in Audio Production is oriented to educate musicians willing to work as professionals involved the in audio and music production processes, ready to face continuous technology changes. It allows students to assume several fields of action, such as production, installation of sound systems for live events, audio design, and show production.

Study Plan

The undergraduate program offers five concentration areas:

  • Instrument
  • Theory
  • Composition
  • Choral Direction
  • Audio Production

Research or Concentration Areas

Since 1998, several research projects are being carried out within our Music Department in the fields of Musicology, Composition and Support to Professors, in the areas of Hearing Training, Analytic hearing, Recovery of Musical Heritage, Latin American Music for piano, and Record Production and Recording, among others.

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Model Program: Instrument Emphasis

First Semester

MUSI-1201Apreciación Musical

3

MUSI-1202Developing the Creative Organization

3

MUSI-1405Instrumento I

5

DERE-1300Constitucion y Democracia

3

MUSI-1205Sustainable Business Models

2

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-1203Armonía II

3

MUSI-1206Entrenamiento Auditivo II

2

MUSI-1406Instrumento II

5

MUSI-1105BMusic from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-1204Capitalism and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

3

MUSI-1207Entrenamiento Auditivo III

2

MUSI-1404Conjunto I

3

MUSI-1407Instrumento III

5

MUSI-1106BXIX Century Music

3

Total Credit Hours:19

Fourth Semester

MUSI-2205Armonía IV

3

MUSI-2208Contrapunto I

3

XXXX-Requisito Ingles

0

MUSI-2400Conjunto II

3

MUSI-2404Instrumento IV

5

MUSI-2203Entrenamiento Auditivo IV

2

0

Total Credit Hours:19

Fifth Semester

MUSI-2212Morfologia 1

3

MUSI-2204Entrenamiento Auditivo V

2

MUSI-2209Contrapunto 2

3

MUSI-2401Conjunto III

3

MUSI-2405Instrumento V

5

MUSI-2206Armonía V

3

Total Credit Hours:19

Sixth Semester

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-2213Morfología II

3

MUSI-1107BUnpopular Music of the Twentieth Century

3

MUSI-3400Conjunto VI

3

MUSI-2406Instrumento VI

5

Total Credit Hours:17

Seventh Semester

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-2403Conjunto V

3

MUSI-2407Instrumento VII

5

XXXX-Electiva I

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Eighth Semester

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-3400Conjunto VI

3

MUSI-3403Instrumento VIII

5

MUSI-1104BMusic from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Ninth Semester

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-3401Conjunto VII

3

MUSI-3404Instrumento IX

5

XXXX-Electiva II

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Tenth Semester

MUSI-3406Recital de Grado

3

XXXX-Requisito Idioma Extranjero

0

MUSI-3405Instrumento X

5

MUSI-3402Conjunto VIII

3

Total Credit Hours:11

Model Program: Singing Emphasis

First Semester

MUSI-1201Apreciación Musical

3

MUSI-1202Developing the Creative Organization

3

MUSI-1205Sustainable Business Models

2

MUSI-2605Introducción al Contrapunto

3

MUSI-1813Técnica Alexander I

1

MUSI-1910Canto 1

4

DERE-1300Constitucion y Democracia

3

XXXX-Taller de idioma 1

1

Total Credit Hours:20

Second Semester

MUSI-1203Armonía II

3

MUSI-1206Entrenamiento Auditivo II

2

MUSI-1903Literatura Vocal

1

MUSI-1912Canto 3

4

MUSI-1816Tecnica Alexander 2

1

MUSI-1911Canto 2

4

0

XXXX-Taller de idioma 2

1

Total Credit Hours:19

Third Semester

MUSI-1204Capitalism and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

3

MUSI-1207Entrenamiento Auditivo III

2

MUSI-1903Literatura Vocal

1

MUSI-1912Canto 3

4

XXXX-Taller de idioma 3

1

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

LENG-2999Requisito de Lectura en Ingles

0

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth Semester

MUSI-2205Armonía IV

3

MUSI-2212Morfologia 1

3

MUSI-2802Piano Aplicado 1

2

MUSI-2810Canto 4

4

XXXX-Taller de idioma 4

1

MUSI-XXLiteratura vocal 2

1

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Fifth Semester

MUSI-2204Entrenamiento Auditivo V

2

MUSI-2212Morfologia 1

3

MUSI-2801Taller Lírico 1

2

MUSI-2811Canto 5

4

MUSI-XXLiteratura vocal 3

1

MUSI-XXPiano aplicado 2

2

MUSI-XXElectiva

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Sixth Semester

MUSI-1107BUnpopular Music of the Twentieth Century

3

MUSI-2812Canto 6

4

MUSI-XXPiano aplicado 3

2

MUSI-XXTaller lírico 2

2

MUSI-XXLiteratura vocal 4

1

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Seventh Semester

MUSI-1104BMusic from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

3

MUSI-2813Canto 7

4

MUSI-XXPiano aplicado 4

2

MUSI-XXTaller lírico 3

2

MUSI-XXLiteratura vocal 5

1

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Eighth Semester

MUSI-3810Canto 8

4

MUSI-XXTaller lírico 4

2

MUSI-XXLiteratura vocal 6

1

MUSI-XXElectiva

3

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Ninth Semester

MUSI-3811Canto 9

4

MUSI-XXTaller lírico 5

2

MUSI-XXLiteratura vocal 7

1

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

Total Credit Hours:10

Tenth Semester

MUSI-3406Recital de Grado

3

MUSI-3812Canto 10

4

MUSI-XXTaller lírico 6

2

LENG-3999Requisito Dominio de Lenguaje Extranjero

0

Total Credit Hours:9

Model Program: Composition Emphasis

First Semester

MUSI-1202Developing the Creative Organization

3

MUSI-1205Sustainable Business Models

2

MUSI-1201Apreciación Musical

3

MUSI-1208Piano Complementario I

3

DERE-1300Constitucion y Democracia

3

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Semester

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-1206Entrenamiento Auditivo II

2

MUSI-1209Piano Complementario II

3

MUSI-1203Armonía II

3

MUSI-1105BMusic from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

3

LITE-1611Español

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Third Semester

MUSI-1204Capitalism and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

3

MUSI-1207Entrenamiento Auditivo III

2

MUSI-1210Piano Complementario III

3

MUSI-2502Instrumentación I

3

MUSI-2601Software Musical

2

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

XXXX-Requisito Ingles

0

MUSI-2205Armonía IV

3

MUSI-2200Piano Complementario IV

3

MUSI-2203Entrenamiento Auditivo IV

2

MUSI-2208Contrapunto I

3

MUSI-2212Morfologia 1

3

MUSI-2500Taller de Composición I

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Fifth Semester

MUSI-2206Armonía V

3

MUSI-2204Entrenamiento Auditivo V

2

MUSI-2201Piano Complementario V

3

MUSI-2209Contrapunto 2

3

MUSI-2213Morfología II

3

MUSI-2501Taller de Composición II

3

MUSI-2503Instrumentación II

3

Total Credit Hours:20

Sixth Semester

MUSI-2202Piano Complementario VI

3

MUSI-2210Contrapunto Avanzado I

3

MUSI-2504Composición I

5

MUSI-3500Orquestación I

3

MUSI-1106BXIX Century Music

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Seventh Semester

MUSI-1107BUnpopular Music of the Twentieth Century

3

MUSI-2211Contrapunto Avanzado 2

3

MUSI-2505Composicion 2

5

MUSI-3501Orquestacion 2

3

XXXX-Electiva

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Eighth Semester

XXXX-Electiva

3

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-3502Composicion 3

5

MUSI-3504Composicion con Medios Complementarios

3

MUSI-1104BMusic from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Ninth Semester

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-3503Composición IV

5

Total Credit Hours:8

Tenth Semester

MUSI-3505Composición de Grado

3

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

XXXX-Requisitos Idioma Extranjero Final de Carrera

0

Total Credit Hours:6

Model Program: Composition Emphasis

First Semester

MUSI-1202Developing the Creative Organization

3

MUSI-1205Sustainable Business Models

2

MUSI-1201Apreciación Musical

3

MUSI-1208Piano Complementario I

3

DERE-1300Constitucion y Democracia

3

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Semester

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-1206Entrenamiento Auditivo II

2

MUSI-1209Piano Complementario II

3

MUSI-1203Armonía II

3

MUSI-1105BMusic from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

3

LITE-1611Español

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Third Semester

MUSI-1204Capitalism and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

3

MUSI-1207Entrenamiento Auditivo III

2

MUSI-1210Piano Complementario III

3

MUSI-2502Instrumentación I

3

MUSI-2601Software Musical

2

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

XXXX-Requisito Ingles

0

MUSI-2205Armonía IV

3

MUSI-2200Piano Complementario IV

3

MUSI-2203Entrenamiento Auditivo IV

2

MUSI-2208Contrapunto I

3

MUSI-2212Morfologia 1

3

MUSI-2500Taller de Composición I

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Fifth Semester

MUSI-2206Armonía V

3

MUSI-2204Entrenamiento Auditivo V

2

MUSI-2201Piano Complementario V

3

MUSI-2209Contrapunto 2

3

MUSI-2213Morfología II

3

MUSI-2501Taller de Composición II

3

MUSI-2503Instrumentación II

3

Total Credit Hours:20

Sixth Semester

MUSI-2202Piano Complementario VI

3

MUSI-2210Contrapunto Avanzado I

3

MUSI-2504Composición I

5

MUSI-3500Orquestación I

3

MUSI-1106BXIX Century Music

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Seventh Semester

MUSI-1107BUnpopular Music of the Twentieth Century

3

MUSI-2211Contrapunto Avanzado 2

3

MUSI-2505Composicion 2

5

MUSI-3501Orquestacion 2

3

XXXX-Electiva

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Eighth Semester

XXXX-Electiva

3

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-3502Composicion 3

5

MUSI-3504Composicion con Medios Complementarios

3

MUSI-1104BMusic from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Ninth Semester

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-3503Composición IV

5

Total Credit Hours:8

Tenth Semester

MUSI-3505Composición de Grado

3

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

XXXX-Requisitos Idioma Extranjero Final de Carrera

0

Total Credit Hours:6

Model Program: Audio Production Emphasis

First Semester

MUSI-1205Sustainable Business Models

2

MUSI-1600Teclado I

2

MUSI-1201Apreciación Musical

3

MUSI-1202Developing the Creative Organization

3

MUSI-2603Audio Básico I

3

LITE-1611Español

3

ISIS-1204Algorítmica y Programación Orientada Por Objetos I

3

Total Credit Hours:19

Second Semester

MUSI-1601Teclado II

2

MUSI-1105BMusic from the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

3

MUSI-1206Entrenamiento Auditivo II

2

MUSI-1203Armonía II

3

MUSI-2606Audición Critica

2

MUSI-2609Audio II

3

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Total Credit Hours:18

Third Semester

MUSI-1204Capitalism and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

3

MUSI-1207Entrenamiento Auditivo III

2

MUSI-2608Taller de Grabación 1

3

MUSI-2610Introducción al Software Musical

2

MUSI-1602Teclado III

2

MUSI-1106BXIX Century Music

3

XXXX-Electiva

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Fourth Semester

MUSI-2205Armonía IV

3

MUSI-2203Entrenamiento Auditivo IV

2

MUSI-2208Contrapunto I

3

MUSI-3601Taller de Grabación II

3

MUSI-2212Morfologia 1

3

MUSI-2601Software Musical

2

MUSI-1603Teclado 4

2

LENG-2999Requisito de Lectura en Ingles

0

MUSI-3611Armonía Popular I: Análisis y Construcción

2

Total Credit Hours:20

Fifth Semester

MUSI-2206Armonía V

3

MUSI-2602Sonido en Vivo I

3

MUSI-3604Taller de Grabación III

3

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MUSI-2204Entrenamiento Auditivo V

2

DERE-1300Constitucion y Democracia

3

MUSI-3612Armonía Popular II: Análisis y Construcción

2

Total Credit Hours:19

Sixth Semester

MUSI-3606Producción Musical I

3

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MUSI-1107BUnpopular Music of the Twentieth Century

3

MUSI-3613Acústica

2

XXXX-Electiva

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Seventh Semester

MUSI-3603Audio Digital

2

MUSI-3607Producción Musical II

3

MUSI-1104BMusic from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

3

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-2607Sonido en Vivo 2

3

XXXX-Electiva

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Eighth Semester

XXXX-Requisito Idioma Extranjero

0

XXXX-Electiva

3

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

MUSI-3610Trabajo de Grado

3

XXXX-Electiva

3

CBU-Uniandino Basic Cycle Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

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Alumni Profile

The undergraduate program of the Universidad de los Andes is oriented to professional capacity building in 5 concentration areas: -Instrument, Theory, Composition, Choir Direction and Audio Production- through a solid theoretical, technical, and aesthetic preparation, based on the study and knowledge of the most relevant styles and repertoires of musical western tradition. There is emphasis on the development of individual talent, for the consolidation and articulation of student interests to build better perspectives for their future professional activity.

The Music Department, its professors, içalumnae, and current students become visible in the music field through concerts and recitals, publications and records, research and creative works. Music is an activity that demands the structuring of a formal way of thinking, a high level of abstraction, and a hard discipline to work, beyond time limitations. In addition, musicians are committed to a social and cultural function that transcends the boundaries of an individual professional practice.

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