2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact

David Reynolds, Director
School of Performing Arts
Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center 123B, Box 2830

Program Information

The Music minor is for students wishing to undertake an in-depth study of music without majoring in it. The program requires eighteen hours of specialized coursework plus major ensemble participation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students with a minor in Music will demonstrate:

  • a common body of knowledge required for musical self-expression,
  • a basic knowledge of music history,
  • a basic understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music, and the ability to employ this understanding to aural, verbal, and visual analyses,
  • the ability to read music at sight and take aural dictation,
  • skills sufficient for solo performance, 
  • skills sufficient for musical collaboration in group performance.

Academic Requirements

MUS 185  required for each semester enrolled for applied lessons. In addition, minors must participate in Major Ensembles each semester in which they are enrolled in Applied Music lessons. Participation in small ensembles is strongly encouraged.

Course Delivery Format

The program offers coursework in classroom, studio, and performance settings. The program allows for internship experiences and independent studies.

Requirements for Music Minor: 18 Credits

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