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.

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

18 credits in music with 3 credits are required in each of the following:

Music Theory(3 credits)
Select one of the following:3
Music Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Music and Aural Skills
Music Theory I
Music History(0 credits)
SELECTMusic History (MU 115 Music Appreciation or historical period courses)
Applied Studies(3 credits)
private lessons or ensembles3
Electives(9 credits)
9 credits in music electives9
Total Credits15