Music Minors

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

Goals: To develop a student’s 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 or demonstration of basic musical knowledge via entrance examination.
  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.

 

Prerequisites necessary for all minors: (do not count toward necessary credits in minor)

Course Number Course Title Hours
MUS 1332 Music Fundamentals (or pass assessment test) 3
MUS 11xx Private Lessons (remedial, if necessary) Variable

Instrumental Music Minor Curriculum Requirements (24 credit hours)

Course Number Course Title Hours
  Piano (2 credits required) 2
MUS 11xx Jazz or Wind Ensemble (4 semesters required @ 0-1 credit each) 2-4
MUS 1xxx/3xxx Private Lessons (4 semesters required, 2 semesters must be at 3000 level) 5
MUS 2118 Sight Singing and Ear Training  1
MUS 2214 Conducting I 2
MUS 2334 Music Theory I 3
MUS 2338 Music Theory II 3


Choose two of the following

Course Number Course Title Hours
MUS 2340 Jazz History   3
MUS 3342 Music History I 3
MUS 3344 Music History II 3

 

Guitar Music Minor Curriculum Requirements  (24 credit hours)

Course Number Course Title Hours
MUS 1110 Piano (2 credits required) 2
MUS 11xx Jazz or Wind Ensemble (4 semesters required @ 0-1 credit each) 2-4
MUS 1xxx/3xxx Private Lessons (4 semesters required, 2 semesters must be at 3000 level) 5
MUS 2118 Sight Singing and Ear Training 1
MUS 2214 Conducting I 2
MUS 2334 Music Theory I 3
MUS 2338 Music Theory II  3


Choose two of the following           

Course Number Course Title Hours
MUS 2340 Jazz History 3
MUS 3342 Music History I 3
MUS 3344 Music History II 3

 

Organ Music Minor Curriculum Requirements (24 credit hours)

Course Number Course Title Hours
MUS 1110 Piano Proficiency required  
MUS 11xx Choir, Jazz or Wind Ensemble (4 semesters required @ 0-1 credit each) 2-4
MUS 1xxx/3xxx Private Lessons (4 semesters required, 2 semesters must be at 3000 level) 5
MUS 2118 Sight Singing and Ear Training 1
MUS 2214 Conducting I 2
MUS 2334 Music Theory I 3
MUS 2338 Music Theory II 3
MUS 3142 Organ Literature 1
MUS 4212 Service Playing 2


Choose one of the following:

Course Number Course Title Hours
MUS 3342 Music History I 3
MUS 3344 Music History II 3

 

Piano Music Minor Curriculum Requirements (24 credit hours)

Course Number Course Title Hours
MUS 11xx Choir, Jazz or Wind Ensemble (4 semesters required @ 0-1 credit each) 2-4
MUS 1xxx/3xxx Private Lessons (4 semesters required, 2 semesters must be at 3000 level) 5
MUS 2118 Sight Singing and Ear Training 1
MUS 2214 Conducting I 2
MUS 2334 Music Theory I 3
MUS 2338 Music Theory II 3


Choose two of the following:

Course Number Course Title Hours
MUS 2340 Jazz History 3
MUS 3342 Music History I 3
MUS 3344 Music History II 3

 

Voice Music Minor Curriculum Requirements (24 credit hours)

Course Number Course Title Hours
MUS 1110 Piano (2 credits required) 2
MUS 1124 University Choir (4 semesters required at 0-1 credit each) 2-4
MUS 1xxx/3xxx Private Lessons (4 semesters required, 2 semesters must be at 3000 level) 5
MUS 2118 Sight Singing and Ear Training 1
MUS 2214 Conducting I 2
MUS 2334 Music Theory I 3
MUS 2338 Music Theory II 3


Choose two of the following:

Course Number Course Title Hours
MUS 2340 Jazz History 3
MUS 3342 Music History I 3
MUS 3344 Music History II 3
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