The Minor in Music is offered in classical and contemporary style. There is no Minor in Jazz Studies.
The Minor in Music is particularly attractive to students from cognate disciplines - theatre, dance, communications, interdisciplinary studies, and others - who have a particular desire to extend their musical knowledge and skills for personal growth and development.
For a list of required courses, please download the Program Guide according to your year of entry. For course descriptions, click here. Schedules for courses are available on the class schedules website.
Note: Students enrolled in the Minor in Music are excluded from taking private study instruction for credit.
Applicants to the Minor in Music must take placement tests in theory and ear training.
Note that the Music Admissions website will be available starting mid December.
The online music admissions process includes a basic screening test for musical knowledge as well as more detailed placement tests covering harmony, counterpoint and ear-training. The basic screening is the minimal requirement for admission – you should be comfortable with intervals, basic chord construction, keys, scales, and rhythms. The more comprehensive placement tests are particularly important if you have had prior formal music training and would be ready for more advanced courses.
Note: A Minor must be combined with a Major or Specialization in another discipline; it may not be taken on its own.