The First Year Seminar for music majors and minors is intended for all students planning to major or minor in music. It will set the stage for the rigorous course of musical training that you will undertake at the University of Redlands School of Music. As a class, we will be introduced to a wide variety of topics that are important to the emerging professional musician through on-going listening and writing projects, guest lectures from music professionals and current School of Music faculty, and in-class discussions and activities. There will be a fee of $150 with the course, as we will go on multiple field trips to the LA Opera, LA Philharmonic and various other performances. The goal of this seminar is to give each student a solid foundation in the cultureand expectations of studying music here at Redlands and beyond, as well as to give each student the tools to efficiently and effectively progress musically, academically, and professionally.