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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|MUTH 10100||Fundamentals of Music Theory 1||1|
|MUTH 12100||Introduction to Musical Styles||2|
|MUTH 12200||Music Theory I||2|
|MUTH 13300||Aural Skills I||1.5|
|MUTH 13400||Aural Skills II||1.5|
|MUTH 25500||History and Literature of Music I||3|
|MUTH 25600||History and Literature of Music II||3|
|PFMJ xxx01||Private Instrument 2||4|
|MUEN xxxxx||Major Ensemble in consecutive semesters 3||4|
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.