Music Minor - 18 Credits

Prerequisite: MUS 121-Intro to Music: must be taken prior to declaring a minor

Requirements [9 credits total]: 3 credits each course listed:

  • R – Class Piano I then Music Theory I then Masterpieces of Music

Electives [9 credits total]: courses may be chosen from the remaining curricular choices in each category or in consultation with the Department Chair

  • 300/400 Level Courses: [3 credits] R – Choose 1: Music Theory II or Music in the U.S. or Women in Music or Class Piano II or Voice Class II or Basic Conducting
  • 2 Additional electives [6 credits]

MUSIC MINOR CURRICULUM

Curriculum choices are grouped in 4 categories. [minimum/maximum credits noted in brackets]

A. PERFORMANCE: [0-3 credits]

Performing Ensemble(s) (1 credit each ensemble, maximum 3 credits towards minor degree)

_____ Brass Ensemble 101

_____ Concert Band 104

_____ Concert Choir 105

_____ Jazz Ensemble 113

_____ Madrigals 117

_____ Marching Band 103

_____ String Ensemble 109

_____ University-Community Orchestra 132

_____ Women’s Chorale 107

_____ Woodwind Ensemble 158

B. THEORY: [3-9 credits]

__R__ MUS 212 Music Theory I

__R__ MUS 312 Music Theory II

_____ MUS 110 Fundamental Skills

C. HISTORY: [3-6 credits]

_____ MUS 129 American Popular Music

_____ MUS 227 Opera & Music Theatre

_____ MUS 261 World Music

__R__ MUS 320 Masterpieces of Music

__R__ MUS 315 Music in the U.S.

__R__ MUS 330 Women in Music


D. PERFORMANCE COURSES: [3-9 credits]

__R__ MUS 140 Class Piano I

_____ MUS 150 Basic Guitar

_____ MUS 260 Voice Class I

_____ MUS 270 Brass Instrument Class

_____ MUS 272 Strings Class

_____ MUS 273 Woodwind Instrument Class

__R__ MUS 340 Class Piano II

__R__ MUS 360 Voice Class II

__R__ MUS 380 Basic Conducting

__R__ MUS 393 Selected Topics in Music

__R__ MUS 490 Selected Topics in Music

COURSE SEQUENCE

Prerequisite Course:

______ MUS 121 Intro to Music


Required Courses (9 credits):

______ MUS 140 Class Piano I

______ MUS 212 Music Theory I

______ MUS 320 Masterpieces of Music

Elective Courses (9 credits): Outside of the required courses, you must complete one additional 300 level course listed in Red on the reverse side.

______ MUS 312 Music Theory II

______ MUS 315 Music in the U.S.

______ MUS 330 Women in Music

______ MUS 340 Class Piano II:

______ MUS 360 Voice Class II:

______ MUS 380 Basic Conducting


    Highlights

    Beginning Fall 2013, students wishing to participate in any ensemble, will register during their registration time.
    Whether there are auditions or not, students will now register for the ensemble in the prior semester or summer.

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