Music Minor

Music Minor Requirements

Students who wish to minor in music should first make an appointment with the undergraduate director for advising and formal declaration of the minor after completing MUS 215 and MUS 216. Studio instruction is encouraged but may not substitute for any of the required courses:

Theory and Musicianship  (6 courses / 15 credits)

  • MUS 215 & 216: Theory I & Musicianship I

  • MUS 217 & 218: Theory II & Musicianship II

  • MUS 315 & 316: Theory III & Musicianship III

History and Literature  (3 courses / 12 credits)

  • MUS 301. History of Western Music I OR

  • MUS 302. History of Western Music II

  • One course in Non-Western Music or Ethnomusicology*
  • One additional course in Musicology or Ethnomusicology*

* At least one of these must be taken at the 300- or 400-level.

Large Ensemble (2 semesters / variable credit)
Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Treble Chorus, Chamber Singers, Harpur Chorale, Harpur Jazz Studio Band, Harpur Jazz Ensemble, Piano Ensemble, Tri-Cities Opera Production, Opera Workshop. 

Auditions for placement with studio teachers and in large ensembles are held during the first week of each semester.  Registration for lessons and ensembles takes place only after these auditions.