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School of Communication & Performing Arts


The music minor is designed to provide a variety of opportunities for students who wish to further their knowledge of and develop their abilities in music. The minor requires only one course in basic music literacy and then provides opportunity for students to select the additional music courses consistent with their interest and musical skills. Courses in musical performance (ensembles and applied lessons) are available as well as courses that compliment other disciplines such as: music education courses (teacher education), music history courses (history, political science, and humanities), music theory courses (mathematics), and music ministry and worship services (religion).


Music Minor Requirements
Completion of eighteen (18) semester hours: MUSI 1308 Music Theory I Additional fifteen (15) semester hours of music, six (6) of which must be upper level. (Students may earn no more than one credit hour per semester for performance study and no more than one credit hour of ensemble/lab study per semester.) Recommended course groupings for the music minor (NOTE: These recommendations are provided to inform students of courses available to them that require no or minimal course prerequisites and require no specific musical training or background. Instructor consent or a performance audition may be required for some of the courses. Students are encouraged to select the music courses of greatest interest to them regardless of the inclusion or exclusion of those courses in the list below.)

Music Minor Courses

Worship Arts
MUSI 3313 Leading Worship
MUSI 3314 Planning Worship
MUSI 3360 The Worship of God
MUSI 3361 Worship Music
Music Education (does not lead to teacher certification)
MUSI 2100 Introduction to Music Education
MUSI 4201 Material and Resources for Elementary Music Education
MUSI 4202 Elementary Music Curriculum and Instruction
MUSI 4205 Music Administration and Methods
MUSI 4213 Marching Band Techniques
MUSI 4305 Teaching Choral Music
Instrumental Methods Courses:
MUSI 2107 Woodwind Methods
MUSI 2118 Percussion Methods
MUSI 2123 String Methods
MUSI 2127 Brass Methods
Applied study is available each semester in voice, piano, organ, and wind and percussion instruments as faculty loads permit. Music majors and students who have officially declared as a music minor will be given primary consideration for applied instruction. Four (4) credit hours of applied study taken in four separate semesters are required before upper-level applied study will be allowed.
Ensemble Courses
MUSI 1120 Handbell Choir
MUSI 1130 Symphonic Band
MUSI 1133 Marching Band
MUSI 1137 Jazz Band
MUSI 1138 Chamber Ensemble
MUSI 1157 Opera Workshop
MUSI 1159 Musical Theatre
MUSI 2150 Concert Choir
General Music Instruction
FNAT 1306 Appreciation of the Arts
MUSI 1305 History of Rock and Roll
MUSI 1314 Jazz in America
MUSI 3350 History of Jazz
Note: A student may not receive credit for both MUSI 1314 and MUSI 3350.