Academics

Minors

 

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

Music Minor (21 hours)
The Music minor 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 I (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 Jazz Studies minor requires 18 hours as follows:

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
Basic Conducting (MUS 290) .......................................................................................   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

 

Music Business Minor (18 hours)
The Music Business minor is designed for students who are interested in Music Business and are either majoring in the B.A. (Music) or in another discipline.
The Music Business minor requires 18 hours as follows:
Principles of Marketing (BUA 220, 320) …………………………………………….….…..  3
Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship I (BUA 363) OR
Principles of Management (BUA 260, 360) ………………....…………………..……...…. 3
Individual Income Tax (ACC 432) …………………………………………………….....…. 3
Introduction to Music Business (MUS 211) ……………………………………..…….…... 3
Music Business Law (MUS 222) …………………………………………………...…...….. 2
Music Recording Industry and Technology (MUS 321) ……………………...........…….. 2
Music Business Internship (MUS 421) …………………………………....……..………… 2
Total      18 hours

 

                                         Music Performance Honors Program

Purposes
The Music Performance Honors program will serve the following purposes.
*  Recognize outstanding student musicians following a music degree other than the Bachelor of Music in Performance, but who perform at the level of the BM in performance student and wish to complete additional performance requirements.
*  Prepare music majors who are not pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Performance to audition for graduate degree programs in Music Performance, if they wish to do so.
*  It will include additional performance requirements, but no additional academic coursework.  When combined with a Bachelor of Art’s degree or a Bachelor of Music Education degree, the increased amount of credit hours is minimal.
*  “Music Performance Honors” will be posted on student’s transcript.

The Music Performance Honors program will serve the following purposes.*  Recognize outstanding student musicians following a music degree other than the Bachelor of Music in Performance, but who perform at the level of the BM in performance student and wish to complete additional performance requirements.*  Prepare music majors who are not pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Performance to audition for graduate degree programs in Music Performance, if they wish to do so.*  It will include additional performance requirements, but no additional academic coursework.  When combined with a Bachelor of Art’s degree or a Bachelor of Music Education degree, the increased amount of credit hours is minimal.*  “Music Performance Honors” will be posted on student’s transcript.

Requirements
*  16 credits of private lessons
*   MUA 380 (half-hour recital – 1 credit)
*   MUA 480 (hour recital – 2 credits)
*   4 semesters of chamber music on the student’s major instrument (0-1 credit each)

Admission Criteria
*   Students are admitted to this program following the Sophomore Barrier Exam.
*   Students must earn an average of 80 points on the Sophomore Barrier Performance Evaluation Rubric in order to begin the program.  
*   Students must meet the same performance standards as a Bachelor of Music in Performance student.

 

 

Minors