Minor

Music Minor

The music minor is divided into lower-level requirements and upper-level options. At the lower level, a solid grounding is provided in the three primary components of the subject: music history (musicology), music theory/composition, and performance. Music minors may not audit applied music courses.
Lower-level requirements:

  • 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.)

Three credits from

  • MUS 160-188

Two-semester ensemble participation (on either a credit or audit basis) from

  • MUS 140-149

Upper-level requirements:

Students select one course each from two of the three groups:
Group I

  • MUS 104 - Introduction to World Music (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 108 - Introduction to the Opera (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 109 - The History of Jazz (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 249 - Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries (3 Cr.)

Group II

  • MUS 205 - Music Theory III: Counterpoint (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 210 - Computer Music (3 Cr.)
  • MUS 238 - Jazz Composition (1.5 Cr.) (two semesters)
  • MUS 229 - Composition Seminar (3 Cr.) or MUS 329 - Composition Seminar (3 Cr.)

Group III

  • MUS 291 - Junior Recital (1.5 Cr.)
  • MUS 391 - Senior Recital (1.5 Cr.)
  • MUS 360 - Seminar in Music History (3 Cr.)