Music Minor

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Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of the arts and how the arts often integrate into and enhance students’ study in other disciplines such as criminal justice, communication, business and psychology, the Visual and Performing Arts Department offers minors in its three disciplines of Art, Music, and Theatre. A minor in the arts allows students to further explore and develop their affinity for the arts and their artistic talents.

As a music minor, students complete courses in the performance, history, composition, and theory of music, and also in applied music. Students must audition for applied music spots. Students are provided with opportunities to perform in ensembles as well as take a wide variety of classroom courses to enhance musical understanding and literacy.

Requirements for a Minor in Music

Music Theory(3 credits)
MU-101Fundamentals of Music and Aural Skills3
or MU-210 Music Theory II
Music History(3 credits)
MU-280History of Music3
Music Performance(3 credits)
Three semesters of applied music lessons at 1 credit, chosen from:3
Applied Music
or MU-104
Class Piano
or MU-106
Class Guitar
Applied Music
Applied Music
Applied Music
Ensemble(3 credits)
Three semesters of study in any ensemble at 1 credit per semester, chosen from:3
African Drumming
Piano Ensemble
Small Ensemble
Chamber Orchestra
Other ensemble approved by the Department
Electives(6 credits)
Six elective credits in any other class with an MU prefix, except MU 115 and MU 1006
Total Credits18