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Music Minor

Prospective music minors must meet all placement and proficiency examinations as required for the major. The theory examinations include key and meter signatures, major and minor scales, and intervals. Those deficient in theory are required to take MUS 120 Music Fundamentals for music majors before proceeding with first-year theory.

Students with a keyboard deficiency must enroll in piano class or take private lessons until the piano proficiency exam is passed. The piano proficiency examination is modified for the minor. Placement auditions are held for all performance areas. Music minors must maintain a 2.5 grade-point average in all upper-division music classes, and must attend four School of Music-sponsored, on-campus recitals or concerts per year.

Core Courses25–28 units
MUS 121
Music Theory I* (F/S) (Fr, So)
MUS 122
Music Theory II (F/S) (Fr, So)
MUS 133
Practical Musicianship I (F/S) (Fr, So)
MUS 134
Practical Musicianship II (F/S) (Fr, So)
MUS 210
Performance Forum (4 semesters required)
MUS 441
Music in Worship (F/S)
MUS 103–106
Piano Class^ (F/S) (all)
Applied Music (Instrumental or Voice) (F/S) (all)4
Music Ensemble four semesters required1,1,1,1
Select one of the following:
MUS 250
Music and Civilization* (F/S)
MUS 351
Ancient, Renaissance, and World Music Literature** (F)
MUS 352
Baroque, Classical, and Early Romantic Music Literature** (F/S)
MUS 455
Late Romantic and 20th-Century Music Literature** (S)
Select one of the following:
Applied Music (Instrumental or Voice) 2 additional units
Music Ensemble 2 additional units
MUS 296
Introduction to Music Technology

Course Legend:
F = Offered every fall, S = Offered every spring
Fr = Freshman, So = Sophomore, Jr = Junior, Sr = Senior

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
**Meets the upper-division Writing intensive requirement.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.