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Music Minor

The Minor in Music is designed for the student who wants the broadest possible musical experience. Courses in applied music, music history, and music theory are equally balanced in this program. This option is intended for students who desire a traditional music minor that includes a balance of applied study, ensembles, history and literature, and theory.

A successful audition with the School of Music is required to entrance into the program.


CURRICULUM – 18 HOURS

Applied Music – 4 hours from the following (audition required for placement)
  • MUSC 328-Applied Lessons
Music Ensembles – 4 hours from the following (audition required for placement)
  • MUSC 101A
  • MUSC 300-305A
  • MUSC 340-359
Music Theory – 4 hours (2 hours of Aural Theory and 2 hours of Written Theory)
  • Choice determined by diagnostic test or teacher consent. Placement in the specific section of MUSC 161 (Aural Theory) will be determined by a brief diagnostic exam, given on the first day of class.

Music History – 3-4 hours*

  • MUSC 270-History of Western Musical Traditions I – 3 hours
    or
  • MUSC 270-History of Western Musical Traditions II – 3 hours
  • Music 177 is the normal prerequisite for Music 270 or 271. Music 111 qualifies as the non-major prerequisite for Music 270 or 271. Although Music 111 is not part of the music minor curriculum, it satisfies GECobjectives 4 and 5. If the student does not complete MUSC 111, Music 177 must be taken.

Music Electives – 4-6 hours

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