Music Minor

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.

Students develop musicianship through instrumental and vocal lessons, study performance as members of ensembles, and complete courses in composition, history, and theory of music.

Students must audition for individual instrumental or vocal lessons.

Requirements for a Minor in Music

Music Theory(3 credits)
MU-101Fundamentals of Music and Aural Skills3
or MU-205 Music Theory I
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