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Music Theory/Composition Minor

The program in music provides students with the opportunity to actively engage in music through instrumental or choral work. Courses are designed to fulfill the arts requirement in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Program and to study the history and theory of music at different times across many cultures. Minors are also available in Music Performance and Music History.

Shared Core for Music Minors

Students seeking a minor in music must complete the following:

  • Pass a piano proficiency test (or complete MUSC 2500 Class Piano as equivalence)
  • Pass a dictation & sight-singing proficiency test (or take MUSC 1001 Ear Training as equivalence)

Core Courses (6 credits)

MUSC 1000 Art of Music OR 3 cr.
MUSC 1500 World Music  3 cr.
MUSC 2200 Basic Music Theory OR  3 cr.
MUSC 2240 Harmony I 3 cr.

Music Theory and Composition Instruction (12 credits)

MUSC 1400 Introduction to Music Technology  3 cr.
MUSC 2240 Harmony I   3 cr.
MUSC 2350 Harmony II  3 cr.
MUSC 4903 Independent Study in Music  3 cr.
MUSC 4940 Internship in Music 3 cr.