Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Minor


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. 

A student may elect the Pass/Not-Pass grading option for non-degree elective courses only. The Pass/Not-Pass grading option is not available for General Education or any electives required for the major.


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:

Performance Studies: 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: Credits 1-2 credits per semester.


100, 200, or 300 level private music instruction with jury examination to establish level. Available for the study of various instruments listed below.

Music Electives - Credits 10


Choose from any of the following courses; other music courses may be taken with instructor permission. 

Total Credits: 18


Student Responsibility


You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. 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. 

Program Requirements: Credits 8