Requirements for Music Minor

Music Minor: 21 credits

Core, 12 credits
4 MUS 1777 Contemporary Musicianship
(Foundational skills course; prerequisite for Theory courses)

8 Credits of the following:
A. MUS 1700/2700/3700/4700 Applied study &
B. Various MUS 1200 and 3200 options for Ensembles
(11 options outlined in the Major document-5 lower division/6 upper division)
*We will require a minimum of 2 credits in either area above.
(If the student only takes 2 credits of applied lessons, they must be taken on her/his primary instrument)

Historical & Theoretical Foundations, 4 credits chosen from:
• 4 MUS     History of Western Music to 1750
• 4 MUS     History of Western Music after 1750
• 4 MUS 3309 World Music
• 4 MUS 1101 Music Theory I

Electives, 4 credits chosen from:
Theory
• 4 MUS 1101 Music Theory I
• 4 MUS 1102 Music Theory II (I is a prerequisite)

Performance
• 4 MUS 4211 Various Chamber Ensembles/Accompanying
• 2 MUS 1200/3200 Secondary Ensemble (maximum credit given)
• 2 MUS 1700/2700 Secondary Instrument applied study (maximum credit given)
• 2 MUS 1410 Beginning Piano Class (New Faculty Hire beginning Fall 2017)
• 2 MUS 1411 Piano Class II (listed in catalog as Class Piano II; could test into 2nd section)
• 2 MUS 1430 Guitar Class
• 2 MUS 2411 String Methods
• 2 MUS 2412 Woodwind Methods
• 2 MUS 2413 Brass and Percussion Methods

Directing
• 2 MUS 2251 Conducting (Music Education curriculum revision, scheduled for 17-18)
• 2 Advanced Conducting-Choral or Instrumental (prerequisite: Conducting)

History
• 4 MUS      History of Western Music to 1750 *
• 4 MUS      History of Western Music after 1750 *
• 4 MUS 3309 World Music
• 4 MUS 3200 Pop Music and Political Movements (GCL; needs to be cross-listed)

The following courses are in the catalog, but not being offered currently. We would like them to remain elective options in the new Music Minor curriculum should they be offered in the future-dependent on faculty availability/qualifications.

2 MUS 2301 Introduction to Opera
2 MUS 2302 Introduction to Symphony
2 MUS 2304 Music of Africa
2 MUS 2304 Music of the Caribbean
2 MUS 2305 Jazz and Jazz Musicians
2 MUS 2306 Mozart's Life and Works
2 MUS 2307 Beethoven's Life and Works
2 MUS 2777 Music of Latin America (GCL offering; needs to be cross-listed)

Final Project
MUS 2297: Level I, e.g. "Milestone" Project, 1 cr.