Music Minor (non-Teaching)

A Music Minor (Non-Teaching) is offered for those non-majors across the university whose involvement with the School of Music forms a substantial portion of their undergraduate study.

Students are required to audition with the appropriate applied instrumental or vocal faculty prior to the first semester of study for all music programs.  Placement in MUSI 195 (Applied Music) will be at the sole determination of the applied studio professor. Students with limited experience on their principal instrument are responsible for obtaining preparatory instruction and basic music-reading skills and may be required to complete MUSI 102 in order to develop the required skills necessary to be accepted for applied study and enroll in MUSI 195. Advancement to the next level will be by performance jury and with the approval of the applied music instructor. All applied music students are expected to participate in the School's band, choral, and orchestral ensembles.  Acceptable ensembles are listed in the Music Major Handbook. A minimum of 4 credits of Applied Music must be taken over a period of four semesters.

Students seeking a music minor must achieve the grade of "C" or better in all required music courses.

Completion of a course with a "C" or better is required to satisfy all music prerequisites.  Any exceptions will be at the sole discretion of the SOM Director.

Students are required to adhere to the current concert/lecture attendance policy as stated in the School of Music Music Major Handbook.

Students with limited musical experience may be required to complete MUSI 103RA Fundamentals of Musical Creation with a "B" or better, before beginning the Music Theory, Aural Perception, and Keyboard Skills sequence, as determined by placement examination, in consultation with the Coordinator of the BA in Music Program and Music Faculty.

Students are allowed a maximum of two enrollments in MUSI 195 to meet the "C" or better requirement in the music minor.  There is no limit as to how many times a student can enroll in MUSI 195 after they meet the “C" requirement. Additionally, the following Foundation Courses may be taken a maximum of two times in order to meet the "C" or better requirement in the music minor.

  • MUSI 139 Aural Skills I and MUSI 141 Aural Perception II
  • MUSI 124 Musical Objects: Knowledge and Fluency and MUSI 125 Elements of Large Scale Musical Design

Nine upper-division credits in music must be completed for the music minor.

MUSI 124Musical Objects: Knowledge & Fluency1
MUSI 125Elements of Large-Scale Musical Design3
MUSI 137Foundations of Aural Perception2
MUSI 141Aural Perception II1
MUSI 220Music Theory of Tonal Music3
MUSI 195Applied Music I1
MUSI 195Applied Music I1
Choose two of the following:6
Music History I
Music History II
Music History of the 20th and 21st Centuries
World Music
MUSI 295Applied Music II (MUSI 195 also allowed here)1
MUSI 295Applied Music II1
Music Ensembles (see music major handbook for acceptable ensembles)4
Music Electives (no ensembles or applied music)6
Concert Attendance (40 total)
Total Credits28