Minor in Music

  • Students playing woodwind instruments in a rehearsal

    A student wishing to minor in music must elect a minimum of 18 credits in music courses as approved by the department chairperson. Students must audition to be admitted into the minor.

    Admitted students will receive one semester of applied lessons, and may receive further semesters depending on instructor availability. Students must be enrolled in an ensemble (as advised) during any semester in which they receive applied lessons.

    Applied Music

    2 credits. Additional applied lessons are possible when and as available, based on the applied instructor’s teaching schedule.

    Course Number Class Name Credits
    APMU (Major) Applied Music I 2

    TWO of the following

    5–6 credits.

    Course Number Class Name Credits
    MUSC 111 Theory Skills I 2
    MUSC 115 Theory I* 3
    MUSC 116 Theory II 3

    ONE of the following

    3 credits. 

    Course Number Class Name Credits
    MUHI 102 Survey of Music Literature 3
    MUHI 301 Music History I 3
    MUHI 302 Music History II 3

    Music Ensembles

    2–4 credits. 

    Course Number Credits
    MUSC 120–138 1


    3–6 credits. Courses with MUSC, MUHI, or APMU (by permission only) prefix, except ensembles (MUSC 120–138) and courses in the music education sequence—MUSC 157, 159, 161, 219, 240, 331, 333, 335, 337.

    *Students who do not pass the theory placement exam at their audition must take and pass MUSC 110, Fundamentals of Theory to be admitted to MUSC 115. MUSC 110 is offered as a summer online course and will not count toward the minor.