Minor in Music

24 credits

Completion Requirements

Concert Attendance Requirement
Complete at least two (2) semesters:
MUSC 1000RConcert Attendance0
Music Minor Requirements
Complete the following:
MUSC 1010Introduction to Music3
MUSC 1110Music Theory I3
MUSC 1130Ear Training & Sight Singing I1
MUSC 1150RGroup Piano Instruction I1
Complete one of the following:
MUSC 1020Popular Music in America3
MUSC 1050Introduction to World Music3
MUSC 1236Survey of Jazz History3
MUSC 3630Music History & Literature I3
MUSC 3640Music History & Literature II3
Private Lesson Requirement
Complete four (4) credits, one from each of the following levels:
MUSC 1810RPrivate Lesson I Major: Vocal1
or MUSC 1811R Private Lesson I Major: Piano
or MUSC 1812R Private Lesson I Major: Brass
or MUSC 1813R Private Lesson I Major: String
or MUSC 1814R Prvt Lesson I Major: Woodwind
or MUSC 1815R Private Lesson I Major: Guitar
or MUSC 1816R Private Lesson I Major: Organ
or MUSC 1821R Prvt Lesson I Major Percussion
MUSC 2810RPrivate Lesson II Major: Vocal1
or MUSC 2811R Private Lesson II Major: Piano
or MUSC 2812R Private Lesson II Major: Brass
or MUSC 2813R Prvt Lesson II Major: String
or MUSC 2814R Prvt Lesson II Major Woodwind
or MUSC 2815R Prvt Lesson II Major: Guitar
or MUSC 2816R Private Lesson II Major: Organ
or MUSC 2821R PrvtLesson II Major Percussion
MUSC 3810RPrvt Lesson III Major: Vocal1
or MUSC 3811R Prvt Lesson III Major: Piano
or MUSC 3812R Prvt Lesson III Major:Brass
or MUSC 3813R Prvt Lesson III Major: String
or MUSC 3814R Prvt Lesson III Major:Woodwind
or MUSC 3815R Prvt Lesson III Major: Guitar
or MUSC 3816R Prvt Lesson III Major: Organ
or MUSC 3821R Prvt Lesson III Maj Percussion
MUSC 4610RPrvt Lesson IV Major: Vocal1
or MUSC 4611R Prvt Lesson IV Major: Piano
or MUSC 4612R Prvt Lesson IV: Brass
or MUSC 4613R Prvt Lesson IV: Strings
or MUSC 4614R Prvt Lesson IV Major:Woodwinds
or MUSC 4615R Prvt Lesson IV Major: Guitar
or MUSC 4616R Prvt Lesson IV Major: Organ
or MUSC 4621R Prvt Lesson IV Maj: Percussion
Ensemble Requirements
Complete three (3) credits from the following large ensemble courses:
MUSC 3250RConcert Choir1
MUSC 3310RSymphony Band1
MUSC 3350RSymphony Orchestra1
Complete one (1) credit form the following chamber ensemble courses:
MUSC 3270RChamber Singers1
MUSC 3370RGuitar Ensemble1
MUSC 4430RString Chamber Music1
MUSC 4431RWoodwind Chamber Music1
MUSC 4432RBrass Chamber Music1
MUSC 4433RPiano Ensemble & Accompanying1
MUSC 4485RPercussion Ensemble1
Music Electives
Complete five (5) credits from the following:
MUSC 1120Music Theory II3
MUSC 1140Ear Training/Sight Singing II1
MUSC 1160RGroup Piano Instruction II1
MUSC 1730Vocal Study1
MUSC 1740Percussion Study1
MUSC 1750String Study1
MUSC 1760Brass Study1
MUSC 1770Woodwind Study1
MUSC 1790RBeginning Guitar1
MUSC 1800RIntermediate Guitar1
MUSC 2350Fundamentals of Conducting2
MUSC 3221Choral Literature2
MUSC 3222Choral Conducting2
MUSC 3380Instrumental Conducting2
MUSC 3400RMusic Composition2
MUSC 3861Diction for Singers I2
MUSC 3862Diction for Singers II2
MUSC 3865Piano Pedagogy I2
MUSC 3866Piano Pedagogy II2
MUSC 3890Junior Recital1
MUSC 4630String Pedagogy2
MUSC 4632String Literature2
MUSC 4640Percussion Pedagogy & Literature2
MUSC 4661Vocal Pedagogy2
MUSC 4662Vocal Literature2
MUSC 4665Piano Literature I2
MUSC 4666Piano Literature II2

Completion Requirement

  • Complete all courses that fulfill requirements in the minor with a grade C or higher.


An academic minor is an attribute of a baccalaureate degree, not an entity by itself, and can only be awarded at the same time a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree.  Students must declare a minor prior to submitting a graduation application. A minor may not be added to a previously awarded degree.  Students must complete the minor requirements prior to or concurrent with completion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.  Minors are not available with associate’s degrees.

Students may not declare a minor that is in the same discipline as their major.  Example:  English majors cannot declare any English minor.  

Integrated Studies majors may not have an academic minor in the same discipline as either of their two declared emphases.  Example:  An Integrated Studies major with emphases in English and Spanish cannot receive a minor in either English or Spanish.