Music Department Minors

Music Music Performance

Music Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

Music Minor

18-19 credits (Total may not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

MUS-001

Concert/Recital Attendance (2 semesters)

0

MUS-491

Music Capstone

1

Complete the following Literature and Theory Foundations:

MUS-111

Introduction ot Music Listerature

3

MUS-100

Music Fundamentals (recommended for those with little or no music reading skills)

2

MUS-103

Music Theory I (recommended for fluent readers of music.) Students who take this course are strongly encouraged to enroll concurrently in MUS-101 Aural Skills I (1cr.)

3

Complete 9 credits including at least 1 performance-based class (lesson or ensemble) from the following:

MUS-101

Aural Skills I

1

MUS-102

Aural Skills II

1

MUS-103

Music Theory I

3

MUS-104

Music Theory II

3

MUS-112

Introduction to World Music

3

MUS-113

Music of Love, Death & All the Rest

3

MUS-115

Beethoven: Music: Context & Myth Making

3

MUS-116

Mozart: Music: Context & Myth Making

3

MUS-202

Music Theory III

3

MUS-203

Music Theory IV

3

MUS-205

Survey of Opera History

2

MUS-301

Counterpoint

2

MUS-308

Performing Britannia and Celtica: The Music of Britain*

3

MUS-311

Music History I

3

MUS-312

Music History II

3

MUS-400

Musicology Seminar

3

MUS-294 / 494

Independent Study

1-3

Applied/Group Lessons

MUS-133

Class Voice

 

MUSAP-130

Applied Music

0.5-1

MUSAP-230

Applied Music

0.5-1

MUSAP-330

Applied Music

0.5-1

MUSAP-430

Applied Music

0.5-1

Ensembles

MUS-121

Sinfonia

1

MUS-122

Concert Band

1

MUS-123

Early Music Ensemble

1

MUS-124

Jazz Ensemble

1

MUS-125

Chamber Ensemble

1

MUS-126

Chorale

1

MUS-128

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

1

Complete 3 credits from the following subjects:

ENG

English

3

SPA, FRE, GER

Modern Foreign Language (200-leve or above)

3

PHI

Philosophy

3

REL

Religion

3

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication through writing and music
  • Identify through listening and in writing the six major period-styles in Western music history
  • Identify through listening and in writing prominent pieces of music literature and central composers in Western music
  • Demonstrate fluency in reading music and in basic music theory

Note: Students with music scholarships may be required to take additional semesters of applied lessons and ensembles to maintain their scholarships. These additional credits do not count toward the major.

*The requirements to take MUS-111 Intro to Music Literature can be fulfilled by taking MUS-311 Music History I and MUS-312 Music History II. In this case, the total number of credits for the minor remains the same.

Music Performance Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

Music Performance Minor

8-16 credits (Total may not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

PREREQUISITES:

  • Declared Music Major
  • Successful completion of lower-division applied lessons
  • Permission***

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

MUSAP-330

Applied Music*

1

MUS-341

Beginning Conducting

2

MUSAP-430

Applied Music*

1

MUS-494

Independent Study (emphasizing instrument history, pedagogy or other approved topic)**

1-3

 

OR

 

MUS-497

Internship (intended for working with professional or community organizations)**

1-3

VIOLIN, VIOLA or CELLO

Complete the following courses:

MUS-337

Pract/Orchestral Lit. Violin, Viola, Cello (2 semesters 1cr/semester)

2

MUS-443

String Pedagogy and Practicum

1

VOICE

Complete the following courses:

MUS-138

Diction: English & Italian

1

MUS-139

Diction: French & German

1

MUS-215

Survey of Opera History

2

MUS-333

Vocal Pedagogy & Literature

2

Recommended Enhancements:

BUS-483

Project Management

3

One year of foreign language studies

Piano Lessons

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication through writing and music
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare and present two successful recitals
  • Demonstrate knowledge about and the ability to perform standard performance literature
  • Demonstrate the ability to direct an ensemble

Note: * This requirement is in addition to the Music Major requirement.

** An Independent study or internship course also counts toward the completion of the music major.

***Permission is typically granted following the sophomore spring Jury. Students must complete the Petition to Begin the Music Performance Minor form available through the music office or applied instructor. This form should be given to those administering the spring jury at the beginning of the jury. Permission is granted by those administering the jury.