Minor

Music Minor Requirements

Students should consult with their music department faculty advisor prior to registration.

Core:

  • MUSC 111 - Comprehensive Musicianship I (3 credits)
  • MUSC 121 - Musicianship Skills I (1 credit)
  • MUSC 112 - Comprehensive Musicianship II (3 credits)
  • MUSC 122 - Musicianship Skills II (1 credit)
  • MUSC 150 - Music Through History (4 credits)

Lessons (4 Semesters):

  • MUSC 227 - Applied Voice/Instrument (1 credit)

Ensembles (4 Semesters):

  • MUSC 230 - Symphonic Band (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 231 - Wind Ensemble (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 232 - Chamber Choir (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 233 - Orchestra (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 234 - Men's Chorus (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 235 - Women's Choir (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 237 - Clarinet Ensemble (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 238 - Jazz Ensemble (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 239 - All-College Choir (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 240 - Choral Arts Ensemble, Pit Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Combo, String Chamber Music, Viola Da Gamba Ensemble, Brass Quintet (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 241 - Saxophone Quartet (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 242 - Brass Choir (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 243 - Percussion/Marimba Ensemble (0-1 credits)
  • MUSC 244 - Gregorian Chant Schola (0-1 credits)

Music Minor Electives (choose at least 4 credits):

  • MUSC 151 - Music Through Theory (2-4 credits)
  • MUSC 152 - Exploring World Music (2 credits)
  • MUSC 153 - Romantic Spirits in the Arts (4 credits)
  • MUSC 154 - Thinking Less: Minimalism in Music and Culture (2 credits)
  • MUSC 156 - Women in Music (2 credits)
  • MUSC 157 - Piano Music from Bach to Jazz (2 credits)
  • MUSC 159 - Men and Women in Music (4 credits)
  • MUSC 211 - Comprehensive Musicianship III (3 credits)
  • MUSC 221 - Musicianship Skills III (1 credit)
  • MUSC 227 - Applied Voice/Instrument (Up to 2 credits allowed as electives) (1 credit)
  • MUSC 260 - Introduction to Music Composition (4 credits)
  • MUSC 271 - Individual Learning Project (1-4 credits)
  • MUSC 272 - Songwriters Workshop, Jazz Piano, Jazz and Popular Music in London, South African Jazz and Popular Music Abroad, American Popular Music, Jazz Voice, Jazz Drumming (1-4 credits)
  • MUSC 273 - Instrumental Jazz Improvisation (2 credits)
  • MUSC 274 - History of Jazz (2 credits)
  • MUSC 325 - Basic Instrumental Conducting (2 credits)
  • MUSC 327 - Music for the Liturgy (4 credits)
  • MUSC 342 - Service Playing, Diction and Repertoire, Digital Tools for Musicians I & II, Vocal Repertoire Survey (1-4 credits)
  • MUSC 358 - Opera Workshop (0-2 credits)

Important Considerations:

Music Minors need 8 credits of Comprehensive Musicianship and Musicianship Skills, even if they test out of the first semester or year. For example, students who test out of MUSC 111 and MUSC 121 need to take MUSC 112 with MUSC 122 as well as MUSC 211 with MUSC 221. Additionally, MUSC 211 and MUSC 221 are not applicable as electives if students test out of MUSC 111 and MUSC 121.