Music Minor

Music Minor Requirements

24 credits

Concert Attendance Requirement
Complete at least two (2) semesters:
MUSC 1000RConcert Attendance0
Music Minor Requirements
Complete the following:
MUSC 1010Introduction to Music (FA)3
MUSC 1110Music Theory I (Prerequisite: MUSC 1100 or grade C or higher on the Music Department theory test) 13
MUSC 1130Ear Training & Sight Singing I1
Complete one of the following:
MUSC 1150RGroup Piano Instruction I1
MUSC 1160RGroup Piano Instruction II1
MUSC 2150RGroup Piano Instruction III1
MUSC 2160RGroup Piano Instruction IV1
Complete one of the following:
MUSC 1020Popular Music in America (FA)3
MUSC 1050Introduction to World Music (FA)3
MUSC 1236Survey of Jazz History (FA)3
MUSC 3630Music History & Literature I3
MUSC 3640Music History & Literature II3
MUSC 3650Music History and Literature III3
Private Lesson Requirement
Complete four (4) credits, two 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 Private Lesson I Major: Woodwind
or MUSC 1815R Private Lesson I Major: Guitar
or MUSC 1816R Private Lesson I Major: Organ
or MUSC 1821R Private 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 Private Lesson II Major: String
or MUSC 2814R Private Lesson II Major: Woodwind
or MUSC 2815R Private Lesson II Major: Guitar
or MUSC 2816R Private Lesson II Major: Organ
or MUSC 2821R Private Lesson II Major: Percussion
Ensemble Requirements
Complete three (3) credits from the following large ensemble courses:
MUSC 3250RConcert Choir1
MUSC 3310RSymphonic Band1
MUSC 3350RUniversity Orchestra1
Complete one (1) credit from the following chamber ensemble courses:
MUSC 3270RChamber Singers1
MUSC 3360RUniversity Chamber Orchestra1
MUSC 3370RGuitar Ensemble1
MUSC 4430RString Chamber Music1
MUSC 4431RWoodwind Chamber Music1
MUSC 4432RBrass Chamber Music1
MUSC 4433RCollaborative Piano in Ensemble1
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 II Only one credit of group piano may be used as an elective.1
or MUSC 2150R Group Piano Instruction III
or MUSC 2160R Group Piano Instruction IV
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 3390RElectro-Acoustic Ensemble1
MUSC 4434REarly Music Ensemble1
MUSC 4435RNew Music Ensemble1
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.