The minor in music is designed to meet one of the following objectives:
A course of study in music with sufficient breadth and depth to satisfy the artistic aspiration of students from any major who have some background and experience in music, or
An alternative to the rigorous course of study required for the major in music for those students who do not aspire to a musical career.
Acceptance criteria for the minor include a successful audition or composition portfolio review and a theory/aural skills assessment prior to enrollment in private lessons or the theory sequence. The ability to read music is required. Musicianship (MUTH 1129, MUTH 1130) must be taken concurrently with the corresponding offering of music theory (MUTH 1229, MUTH 1230). In any given term, private study will be approved only if the student is enrolled for at least one other course (not including MUAS 1010) required for the minor. Approval is required for private study beyond four credits. Ensemble participation is encouraged.
A minimum grade of C- is required in all courses specified in the minor. Students must retake courses in which a grade below C- is received. A course may be repeated only once.