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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music Minor

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Program: Minor
School of Music  
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Rhinehart Music Center (RC) 144 ~ 260-481-6714

A minor in music is designed for students who wish to explore the field of music while majoring in another area. The student may customize the curriculum to realize their own musical and creative potential. To earn this minor, you must complete the courses listed below and earn a grade of C- or better in each.  Students are required to meet all course prerequisite and proficiency level expectations. 6 resident credits must be earned at the 200 level or above.

The student learning outcomes for the music minor are as follows:

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of music theory sufficient to analyze basic musical forms and structures and to relate theoretical concepts to sound.
  2. Students will develop basic performance ability as ensemble members or soloists.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history and literature of at least one era or style of music, including its social, political, and cultural contexts.

Program Description

Students can join in the music making, even if music is not their major, with a music minor program that includes 18 credit hours of music courses. This allows students flexibility to pursue their interests along with an 8 hour core of music classes.

Program Delivery:

This program is available on campus though some courses may be available as distance learning.

Declaring this Minor:

Students wishing to declare this minor must have a basic performance audition and interview with an appropriate music faculty member. Music minors are declared in the School of Music main office, RC 144.

Program Requirements: Credits 8

Music Fundamentals: Credits 3

Select one of the following courses:

Music History and Literature: Credits 3

Select one of the following courses:

Applied Study and/or Ensemble: Credits 2

Students are required to complete a minimum of 2 hours credit in ensembles or applied study.  Placement in ensembles and/or applied studios is by audition or permission of the instructor.

  • Applied Study: (1-2 credits per semester) 100 level; or 200 and 300 level with a jury examination for the final requirement. Available for the study of voice, piano, organ, winds, brass, orchestral strings, guitar and percussion. 
  • Ensemble: (1-2 credits per semester)  Any School of Music ensemble.

Music Electives - 10 credits

Total Credits: 18

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program. Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.


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