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 Courses||24–27 units|
MUS 121Music Theory I* (F) (Fr, So)
MUS 122Music Theory II (S) (Fr, So)
MUS 133Practical Musicianship I (F) (Fr, So)
MUS 134Practical Musicianship II (S) (Fr, So)
MUS 210Performance Forum (4 semesters required)
MUS 361Introduction to Conducting (F) (Jr)
MUS 441Music in Worship (F/S)
MUS 103–106Piano Class^ (F/S) (all)
|Applied Music (Instrumental or Voice) (F/S) (all)||4|
|Music Ensemble (Four semesters required)^^||3|
F = Offered every fall, S = Offered every spring
Fr = Freshman, So = Sophomore, Jr = Junior, Sr = Senior
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement.
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^Music Minors must enroll in piano classes until piano proficiency exam is passed
^^Four semesters of MUS 170 is required for vocalists, one semester of MUS 170 Oratorio is required for instrumentalists. See the Music Major Requirements for other approved ensembles.