Sarah Lawrence College offers a visiting student program at Wadham College of Oxford University. All students enroll on the Oxford program for an entire academic year. The academic year is divided into three terms, with a student taking 10 credits per term. Nine credits derive from two tutorials (four and a half credits each); the remaining credit derives from attending the Core Class—a series of lectures, field trips, and events which serve as an introduction to British culture and society.
Students who qualify to study music may be permitted to take one or two tutorials in music per term. Areas of study may include composition and orchestration; musical analysis and criticism; keyboard skills, figured bass and score reading; the history and philosophy of music.
Advanced students have the opportunity to study electronic music.
Voice and instrumental lessons may also be offered as supplemental study. Credit is not awarded for supplementary studies, but evaluation is provided. A wide range of opportunities to perform, including chorus, orchestra, chamber ensemble, jazz, and world music, are open to students at all levels—again, on a non-credit basis.
Students of music at Oxford are expected to demonstrate a commitment to all aspects of the study and performance of music.
Students should familiarize themselves with the differences in musical notation systems between the United States and Europe. There are numerous websites that compare musical terms in different languages. We recommend the following: http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/ and https://sites.google.com/site/ninagilbert/home/british.