Music Minor

Prospective music minors must meet all placement and proficiency examinations as required for the major. The theory pre-test includes key and meter signatures, major and minor scales, rhythms, note recognition, and intervals. Those who are deficient in theory are required to take MUS 120 before proceeding with first-year theory. Students with a keyboard deficiency must enroll in piano class or take private lessons until the piano proficiency exam is passed. The piano proficiency examination is modified for the minor. Placement auditions are held for all performance areas. Music minors must maintain at least a 2.5 grade-point average in all upper-division music classes, and must attend four School of Music-sponsored, on-campus recitals/concerts per year. Students who do not meet the four on-campus recitals/concerts per year will be required to take MUS 353 to make up the deficiency.

Core Courses
MUS 121
MUS 122
Music Theory I
and Music Theory II (F/S, Fr, So) 1
MUS 133
MUS 134
Practical Musicianship I
and Practical Musicianship II (F/S, Fr, So)
MUS 210Performance Forum (4 semesters required)0
MUS 441Music in Worship (F/S)3
MUS 103Beginning Piano Class (F/S all)1
MUS 104Elementary Piano Class (F/S all)1
MUS 105Intermediate Piano Class (F/S all)1
MUS 106Advanced - Intermediate Piano Class (F/S all)1
Applied Music(Instrumental or Voice) (F/S) (all)4
Music EnsembleFour semesters required
Select one of the following:4
Music and Civilization (F/S)
Ancient, Renaissance, and World Music Literature (F)
Writing 3: Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic Music Literature (F/S) 2
Late Romantic and 20th-Century Music Literature (S)
Select one of the following:2
Applied Music (Instrumental or Voice) (In addition to core requirement)
Music Ensemble (In addition to core requirement)
Introduction to Music Technology
Total Units25-28

Meets the General Education Humanities: Fine Arts requirement.


Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement. 

Course Requirements Legend

Course Requirement Availability: Recommended Year:
F = Offered every fallFr = Freshman
S = Offered every springSo = Sophomore
E = Even YearJr = Jr
O = Odd YearSr = Senior