Academics

Minors

 

Students may minor in Music, Jazz Studies, or Church Music.

Music Minor (21 hours)
This degree is designed for students who are interested in music but are majoring in another discipline. The Music minor requires 21 hours as follows:
Applied Music - 6
(must include MUA 101, unless exempted)
Music Literature (MUS 151) - 3
Ear Training I (MUS 171) - 2
Theory of Music (MUS 173) - 2
History of Music I (MUS 341) - 3
History of Music II (MUS 342) - 3
Repertory Seminar (MUS 100)-4 semesters - 0
Ensembles-2 semesters - 2
Total - 21 hours

 

 

Jazz Studies Minor (18 hours)

The Jazz Studies minor is designed to be taken by students currently enrolled as music majors. Non-majors may also enroll in this minor with the permission of the Department of Music. Some of the courses required for the Jazz Studies minor may have prerequisites that will require additional course work for non-majors. The Jazz Studies minor will require 18 semester hours in addition to those already required for a music major. The 18 hours will be comprised of the following courses:
History of Jazz (MUS 311) - 3
Jazz Theory and Arranging (MUS 312) - 3
Improvisation I (MUS 331) - 2
Improvisation II (MUS 332) - 2
Participation in either MUE 104 (Jazz Ensemble)
or MUE 105 (Jazz Combo) each semester for 8 semesters - 8
Total - 18 hours


Church Music Minor (21 hours)
The Church Music Minor may be taken by music majors or by students in other majors who have an interest in music and worship.
The Church Music Minor requires 21 hours as follows:
Applied Music - 8
Major performance (voice, organ, piano, or instrument)—6 hours; Piano—2 hours (in addition to Elementary Piano Class. Organists and pianists must take 2 hours of voice instead of 2 hours of piano.)
Elementary Piano Class (MUA 101) - 2
Students with a keyboard concentration may substitute MUS 173 at the discretion of the instructor.
Music Literature: (MUS 151) - 3
Choral Conducting (MUS 377) - 2
Practice of Church Music (MUS 483) - 3
Music Electives: (MUS 341 or MUS 342 or MUS 343) - 3
Note: MUS 343 is recommended for non-music majors completing this minor.
Repertory Seminar—Four semesters of MUS 100 - 0
Total - 21 hours

 

Minors