Music Minors

Performance areas: Instrumental, Guitar, Organ, Piano, and Voice

Goals: To develop a students musical performance skills and knowledge of music theory and history. A student with a minor in music will be an above average performer with conducting skills and a basic knowledge of music history and theory.

Admission Requirements
Student must meet the following prerequisites to enroll in the instrumental music minor program:

  1. Completion of MUS 1332-Music Fundamentals.
  2. Must have previous musical experience on the proposed instrument of study and possess a minimum ability level (high school) demonstrated to the instrumental music faculty via a live audition.

Music Minor degree requirements

Private Music Instruction: (8 Credits from one of the following)

    • MUS 1110 or MUS 1210 Piano
    • MUS 1111 or MUS 1211 Guitar
    • MUS 1115 or MUS 1215 Woodwind
    • MUS 1116 or MUS 1216 Brass
    • MUS 1117 or MUS 1217 Percussion
    • MUS 1118 or MUS 1218 Strings
    • MUS 1119 or MUS 1219 Voice
    • MUS 1121 or MUS 1221 Organ
    • MUS 3110 or MUS 3210 Piano
    • MUS 3111 or 3211 Guitar
    • MUS 3115 or MUS 3215 Woodwind
    • MUS 3116 or 3216 Brass
    • MUS 3117 or 3217 Percussion
    • MUS 3118 or 3218 Strings
    • MUS 3119 or 3219 Voice
    • MUS 3121 or MUS 3221 Organ

2 Credits Piano

    • MUS 1110 or MUS 1210 Piano
    • MUS 3110 or MUS 3210 Piano

Core Requirements: (14 credits)

Prerequisite: MUS 1332 music Fundamentals or theory entrance exam with a score of 70 or higher

    • MUS 2334 Music Theory I
    • MUS 2334 Music Theory II
    • MUS 2118 Aural Skills I
    • MUS 2119 Aural Skills II
    • MUS 3342 Music History I or MUS 3344 Music History II
    • MUS 2234 Music Technology
    • MUS 4105 Senior Recital

Ensembles (2 credits from the following)

    • MUS 1124 University Choir
    • MUS 1131 Jazz Ensemble
    • MUS 1128 Instrumental Ensembles Strings, Living Praise, Piano
    • MUS 1129 Vocal Ensembles Opera and Music Theater Scenes

Additional Courses: (Choose 1 from the following)

    • MUS 2120 Diction for Singers
    • MUS 2214 Basic Conducting Techniques
    • MUS 2250 World Music
    • MUS 2340 History of Jazz
    • MUS 3310 Piano Pedagogy
    • MUS 3331 Music Pedagogy

 

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