Music Minor

This program provides an organized sequence of study that nonmajors may begin at the start of their freshman year. Each applicant must audition on a principal instrument and pass a sight-singing test. A schedule of audition dates is available through the music admissions office or the College admissions office.

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Program Requirements
MUTH 10100Fundamentals of Music Theory 11
MUTH 12100Introduction to Musical Styles2
MUTH 12200Music Theory I2
MUTH 13300Aural Skills I1.5
MUTH 13400Aural Skills II1.5
MUTH 25500History and Literature of Music I3
MUTH 25600History and Literature of Music II3
PFMJ xxx01Private Instrument 24
MUEN xxxxxMajor Ensemble in consecutive semesters 34
Total Credits22

Student must take the Fundamentals exam prior to the semester in which they formally enter the minor.  Students who score 84 percent or higher on a placement exam for this course, administered by the Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition, fulfill this requirement but do not receive credit for the course.  Students with scores below 60 are required to take Fundamentals at the onset of the minor.


One credit per semester; four consecutive semesters: must be taken concurrently with a least one other course in the minor (i.e. Aural Skills, Ensemble, Music History, etc.). Private studies are normally with a graduate student or, availability permitting, with either a full- or part-time faculty member.  Normally, students begin lessons immediately upon registering for the minor.


Requires an audition, and permission of performance teacher and ensemble conductor.