Music Minor

For those students interested in a formal, cohesive music curriculum but who are not interested in music as a major, a Music minor is available. The Music minor requires 23 credits.

Curriculum Requirements

Program Courses
MUSC 153Sight-Singing and Dictation I 12
MUSC 154Music Theory I 12
MUSC 163Sight-Singing and Dictation II2
MUSC 164Music Theory II2
MUSC 141Applied Music 24
MUSC 200Concert Music 30
MUSC 323Basic Conducting2
MUSC 118Keyboard II 41
or MUSC 261 Keyboard Sight Reading I
Select two courses, with instructor's approval, from the following:4-5
Music History and Literature: Medieval Through Early Baroque
Music History and Literature: Mid-Baroque Through Classic
Music History and Literature: Late Romantic Through Early 20th Century
Music Theory/History and Literature of the 20th Century
Music Cultures of the World
Ensemble Courses
Select 4 credits of ensemble, as appropriate to applied principal, from the following:4
Chamber Music Ensemble
Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Choir
Jazz Ensemble
Symphonic Winds
Handbell Choir
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Women's Chorus
Total Credits23-24

Entry-level standard required.


Must take 4 credits in principle instrument, composition or voice, through proficiency: level 224. Sophomore B.A. music degree proficiency required. See Conservatory Office for standards description.


Must take 4 semesters.


MUSC 118 is for non-keyboard minors. Prerequisite to MUSC 118 is MUSC 100, or proficiency. MUSC 261 is for keyboard minors.