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.
The Department of Music and Theatre Arts offers a minor in music. You can supplement your academic major by studying music at an in-depth level. In addition to this program, numerous courses and performing ensembles are available to all Shippensburg 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 your university experience and broadens your horizons. Small classes and close interaction with caring faculty members make the music minor at Shippensburg very attractive.
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.
See the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of required courses.
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.