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MUS 222-35 History of Western Music 1750 to Present (Online Learning)

Course Materials | Course Plan | Getting Started

Come delve into the past, learn the musical traditions of Western music from 1750 to the present and let that in-depth knowledge carry you through a lifetime of enlightened musical appreciation and understanding. This course is open to future music majors, non-music majors and music lovers from all backgrounds. Let the great composers and artists of the past and present open new soundscapes to explore! There is a whole world waiting for you!

Course Materials

To be purchased at the College Bookstore: OnMusic History Survey Access Card

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Getting Started

Registering Access Code:

  • Acquire the OnMusic HIstory Survey Access Code from the NRCC Bookstore.
  • Go to Canvas on the first day of class and follow the instructions for registering your access code in Canvas.
  • Once registered, access the course in CANVAS under Modules.


  • Acquaint yourself with the Course Information section under Modules before starting the class.
  • Check regularly course announcements in CANVAS and your CANVAS inbox to access my communications to you.
  • Students are encouraged to contact your instructor with any questions or concerns. I am here to help you!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Q: What is the purpose of this course?
    A: Provide a detailed understanding of the evolution of Western music from the Classical through Modern eras.
  • Q: Is this course transferable?
    A: This course is highly transferable and meets the general education requirement at many universities. Music courses and the transferability chart (TVA Transfer Table) are available in the Transfer Virginia folder.
  • Q: Why take these courses at New River?
    A: New River Community College has been a leader in online learning courses. This particular online course is supported by an instructor who is passionate and knowledgeable about music and wants to instill that same passion and knowledge to her students through the interactive forum of online education.
  • Q: Who is this class designed for?
    A: This class is designed for the student who feels comfortable working online and who needs the convenience of taking a course outside of the normal lecture time due to work related, family or physical restraints.
  • Q: Is this course entirely online? Can I be somewhere else and still take this course?
    A: It is entirely online and can be taken anywhere with the exception of the Midterm and Final Exams. These exams must be taken at either the NRCC testing center in Dublin or at the Christiansburg site testing center. If you need a proctor because you live outside of the service area, a proctor request must be completed by the end of the 2nd week of the semester.
  • Q: When is this course offered?
    A: MUS 222-35 is offered every Spring Semester.

Music Department Contact Information

General questions and requests about the Music department should be directed to Louise A. Billaud 1-866-462-6722, extension 4351, or (540) 674-3600, extension 4351.
You may also email lbillaud@nr.edu.

Music Department Faculty

Call (540) 674-3600 or toll-free 1-866-462-6722, then you will be prompted to add the extension number to reach any employee.

Louise Billaud



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