Minor in Music

About the Minor in Music

A minor in Music can be a stimulating complement to a liberal arts education. Students can enhance their music experience by enrolling in music courses for credit and by becoming involved with student-run organizations such as Concert Choir, Exalted Movements, Cabaret Club, Rockapella, and Pep Band.

The program provides a variety of coursework and performance study options to meet the needs of those considering a career in music or those planning to enter the profession. Students pursue the necessary skills and competencies through a carefully planned series of foundation and upper-level courses, tutorials and independent studies. 

It is recommended that students take at least four semesters (or the equivalent) of performance study (applied music) in a chosen area of performance. It is recommended that every student take private or group piano lessons.

Requirements

(24 credits as listed below)

1. Four courses in Music

  • MU 101 Introduction to Reading and Writing Music
  • MU 102 Song Writing, Melody, Harmony, Arranging and Composing Music (or the equivalent)
  • MU 151 The Enjoyment of Music or MU 205 Music in History I
  • MU 204 The Symphony or MU 206 Music in History II
  • Two semesters of a two credit ensemble may count toward one of the four courses

2. Four credits (or the equivalent) of performance study in any instrument(s) or voice, or two semesters of private and one semester of group lessons.

3. One Music elective at the 300 level, which may include an Independent Study and Recital.

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