Minor in Music: Conventional


The minor in Music provides a strong foundation in western music or jazz, with a focus on applied keyboard, voice, or orchestral instruments.

 Requirements: A minimum of 22 credits from the following passed with a grade of B- or better.

 Prerequisite:        MUS 120   Beginning Music Theory (2 cr.)

This course is required for students with lmited background in music. It does not count as elective credit. Students with prior experience may elect to talke a placement examination in place of MUS 120.

1. Core (6 cr):

MUS 110    Music Appreciation (4 cr)
MUS 201    Applied Music Theory (2cr)

2. Applied Music (4 cr): Four semesters (1 credit each) in one area

MUS 122    Applied Bass

MUS 130    Applied Piano

MUS 135    Applied Voice

MUS 137    Applied Organ

All Applied Music courses carry a small additional fee per credit hour.  Contact the Department Chair about off-campus lessons for other instruments.

3. Ensembles (4 cr): Four semesters (1 credit each)

MUS 103    Chapel Choir

MUS 105    College Chorale

MUS 127    Jazz Ensemble

MUS 176    Gamelan Ensemble

THR 101    Perf./Prod. Practicum: Musical

4. History and Literature (4 cr): One 4 credit course

    MUS 114    Music Cultures of Africa, the Mideast, and Latin America

    MUS 115    Music Cultures of Asia 

MUS 211    American Vernacular Music

MUS 232    Appalachian Music and Dance

MUS 280    Opera as Drama

MUS 286    Jazz Appreciation

5. Electives (4 cr): Four credits selected from any MUS offering

Complete list of Music classes