Minor

This minor is for students who possess skills in musical performance and want to improve those skills by focusing on applied study and participation in performing ensembles.  Entrance into this program is contingent on a successful audition.  Studies in music theory and music history are also required.

Applied Lessons: 4 Credits

Choose any 100-level applied lesson.

Applied or Ensemble Electives: 4 Credits

Complete six (6) hours from the following courses: University Chorale, Chamber Singers, University Band, Chamber String Ensemble, Chamber Woodwind Ensemble, Chamber Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Brass Ensemble, or Applied Lessons.

Music Theory Courses: 8 Credits

      MU102 Music Fundamentals 3 credits

      A study of basic musicianship with emphasis on the elements of music theory including the staff, scales, intervals, keys, signatures, etc. (Also open to non-music majors.)

      Offered every spring.

      NOTE: Students who pass the Theory Placement Test may take three (3) credits from the following electives instead of MU102: MU203 Music Theory III, Applied Lessons, Any Ensemble Music Appreciation, or Fine Arts Appreciation.

      MU103 Music Theory I 3 credits

      This course will include studies in triad structure, inversions, voice leading, phrase structure, harmonic progressions, harmonization techniques, and non-harmonic tones.

      Prerequisite:
      MU102 Music Fundamentals
      Successful completion of a fundamentals proficiency test or consent of instructor.

      Offered every fall.

      MU104 Music Theory II 3 credits

      A continuation of Theory I with emphasis on four-part writing for choral groups.

      Prerequisite:
      MU103 Music Theory I

      Offered every spring.

      MU105 Sight-Singing and Ear Training I 1 credit

      Study and practice to develop the skill of accurately sight-reading melodies through the solfege system and melodic dictation.

      Prerequisite:
      MU102 Music Fundamentals
      Successful completion of a fundamentals proficiency test.

      Offered every fall.

      MU106 Sight-Singing and Ear Training II 1 credit

      A continuation of MU105.

      Prerequisite:
      MU105 Sight-Singing and Ear Training I

      Offered every spring.

      Recital

      Students are required to complete four (4) of the following:

      MU199 Recital 0 credits

      This course is a field experience in designing and programming concerts.  When fulfilling the requirements of this course, students will be exposed to a broad variety of musical literature and concert formats and settings.  The requirements for the course include attending on and off-campus concerts and writing reaction papers to those concerts.

      Offered every semester.