Music Minor

Students interested in continuing their development as musicians but have decided on another major should decide if the music minor would be a good fit for them. The music minor curriculum is an attractive and flexible course of study that can be designed around the strengths of each student. A minimum of twenty-one (21) semester hours is required and below are the steps for pursuing this option.

Major Advising

Consult your major advisor and degree plan to see if 1) a minor is required for your degree or 2) a minor would fit within your major degree plan.

Audition & Acceptance

Once you decide pursuing a minor degree in music would fit with your major curriculum, sign up to audition. Sign up on the date(s) provided or request an audition on the Auditions page.


A minimum of twenty-one (21) semester hours is required for this minor and consists of required and elective courses.

REQUIRED COURSES (15 credit hours)
MUSI 100: Seminar
MUSI 141 & 146: Theory I and Sight Singing/Ear Training I (3)
MUSI 142 & 147: Theory II and Sight Singing/Ear Training II (3)
MUSI 337 OR 338: Music History I or II (3)
MUSI Ensemble (2) 2 semesters minimum
MUSI Applied Concentration (4)

MUSIC ELECTIVES (6 credit hours) Choose a minimum of two courses from one of the following:
MUSI 322: Diction for Singers (3)
MUSI 325: Song Literature – (3)
MUSI 328: Instrumental Techniques (2)
MUSI 329: Teaching Music in Elementary Schools (3)
MUSI 343: Jazz History (3)
MUSI 431: Conducting (3)
MUSI 435: Teaching Music in Secondary Schools (3)
MUSI 480: Business of Music (3)