The music minor is divided into two areas, core requirements (21 credits) and electives (4.5-6 credits).  The core requirements will provide a solid grounding in music literacy.   Music minors may not audit applied music courses.

Core Requirements (21 credits)

  • MUS 105 - Music Theory I: Introduction to Tonal Practice (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 106 - Music Theory II: Homophonic Practice of the 18th and 19th Centuries (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 115 - The Eras of Bach and Beethoven: The Monumental Baroque and the Classical Revolution (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 117 - Music and the Romantic Temperament (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 121 - Musicianship I (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 140-149 - Ensembles, (0-3 Cr.)  Two-semester ensemble participation (on either a credit or audit basis)
  • MUS 160-188 - Private Lessons, (3 Cr.)   Students will not have to pay any fees for the two semesters of required private lessons, but will be eligible for the ensemble discount in later semesters.

 Electives (4.5 - 6 credits, two courses, one at 300-level) 

  • MUS 104 - Introduction to World Music (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 108 - Intro to Opera (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 109 - The History of Jazz (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 205 - Music Theory III: Counterpoint (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 210 - Computer Music (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 213 - Music and Video (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 223 - Improvisation (1.5 Cr.)
  • MUS 329 - Composition Seminar (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 238 - Jazz Composition (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 249 - 20th & 21st Century (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 291 or 391 -  Recital (1.5 Cr.)
  • MUS 313 - Computer Music Seminar (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 353 - Jazz Theory (3Cr.)
  • MUS 360 - History Seminar (3 Cr.)