Music Minor

Requirements for the Music Minor

The music minor is a program of at least five units. One unit must come from music theory (MUS 100, MUS 122, MUS 220, or MUS 244), and another from history (MUS 200, MUS 201, MUS 202, MUS 209/MUS 309, MUS 222/MUS 322, MUS 224, MUS 230, MUS 235/MUS 335, MUS 275, MUS 276, MUS 277/MUS 377). One of the five units may come from earning one credit through performing music lessons taken for Fall and Spring of one academic year (MUS 149, MUS 199, MUS 249, MUS 299, MUS 344, MUS 398) or through completing two years in an ensemble (MUS 260 or MUS 270). In order to shape a program to suit diverse musical interests, students minoring in music should plan to select the remaining two or three courses in consultation with their chosen advisor in the process of declaring a music minor. Not more than one academic course taken credit/noncredit may be counted toward the minor.

Music minors are encouraged to develop musicianship through the acquisition of basic keyboard skills, and through ear training, private instruction in practical music, and involvement in the various performing organizations of the Department of Music.