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Shippensburg PA 17257
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Department of Music/Theatre Arts

H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center 220
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA
(717) 477-1638
music@ship.edu
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Music Minor


Ship music minors supplement their academic major by studying music at an in-depth level.

Music at Ship

The Department of Music and Theatre Arts offers a minor in music. In addition to this program, numerous courses and performing ensembles are available to all university students.

Music minors are active members of the department, their ensembles, and the campus community. They are stimulated by high performance standards and ample performance opportunities. Participation in ensembles enriches the university experience and broadens horizons. Small classes and close interaction with caring faculty members make the music minor at Shippensburg very attractive.

Admission and Degree Requirements

Music minors take a minimum of 18 credits in music along with their major course work. The curriculum includes courses in theory, music history/literature, and performance courses as well as participation in performing ensembles.

Careers in Music

Music is everywhere. Besides the obvious CDs and iPods, music is heard on the radio and television, in movies, and even in elevators. Music is performed in a variety of venues from concert halls to small clubs. Music is taught in schools, used in business, and is a therapy in hospitals and nursing homes. It provides recreation for millions of people who play instruments and participate in community bands, choruses and orchestras.

A minor in music complements any major at Ship. This second area of scholarship can help make education majors especially more attractive in the job market. It is also vital for business majors who are interested in pursuing careers in the music industry, such as music publishing, artist management, concert promotions, and recording.

Get Involved

The music department offers ensembles for every interest. There are choirs, bands, chamber ensembles and a university-community orchestra. In addition, the department sponsors Kappa Kappa Psi, a national honorary band service fraternity, and Pi Nu Epsilon, a national honorary service fraternity, for students who are interested in music.