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Minors

Revised January, 2012 | Information on this page is verified as of September, 2015

The Department of Music offers several minors for Music majors and others.

Minor in Music Performance, for non-Music majors

Music Performance Minor: Course of Study

Adviser: see the applied music teacher of your instrument

Admission Procedures: An audition is required for this program. For information, contact the Department of Music, 109 Presser Hall (513-529-3014). This minor is not open to music performance and music education majors.

At this time there is no voice performance minor.

Music Performance Minor Program Requirements (25 credits)

All of these:

  • MUS 101-102 Theory of Music (3, 3)
  • MUS 151-152 Sightsinging and Dictation (1, 1)
  • MUS 189 Great Ideas in Western Music (3)

Applied music requirement: 10 credit hours, includes one semester at 342 level (student must perform a half-recital in this semester).

Ensemble requirement: Four semesters in a large ensemble, in primary performance medium (Chamber Singers, Choraliers, Collegiate Chorale, Marching Band, Men's Glee Club, Symphony Band, University Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble). Entrance to each group is by audition. Piano performance minors may fulfill the ensemble requirement through participation in a large vocal ensemble, large instrumental ensemble, accompanying (MUS 110/220), or chamber music as a pianist.

Minor in Music History, for non-Music majors

Music History Minor: Course of Study

Adviser: Dr. Tammy Kernodle

Admission Procedures: Students interested in pursing the minor in music history should see Dr. Kernodle. Not open to music majors.

Music History Minor Program Requirements (24 credits)

All of these:

  • MUS 101-102 Theory of Music (3, 3)
  • MUS 201 Theory of Music (3)
  • MUS 211-212 History of Western Music (3, 3)

One course selected from MUS 135, 186, 188, 285, 287 (3)

Two additional music history courses selected at the 200-level or higher (3, 3). The courses should be selected from MUS 285, 287, 385, 386, 460, 461, 490.

Minor in Music Composition, all majors

Music Composition Minor: Course of Study

Adviser: Dr. G. Roger Davis

Admission Procedures: Students interested in pursuing the minor in music composition must complete MUS 101-102 and 151-152 prior to admission. Following this coursework, the student should submit their grades in these courses along with two compositions (either in score form or MP3 files) to Professor Roger Davis, coordinator of the composition program.

This minor is for those who want to complement their education with creative study in music composition. Open to music majors and non-majors.

Music Composition Minor Program Requirements (23 credits):

All of these:

  • MUS 101-102 Theory of Music (3, 3)
  • MUS 151-152 Sightsinging and Dictation (1, 1)
  • MUS 201 Theory of Music (3)
  • MUS 221 Music Technologies (3)
  • MUS 371-372 Composition (3, 3)

One of these:

  • MUS 301 Counterpoint (3)
  • MUS 303 Electronic Music (3)

Minor in Music Theatre

Open only to Music majors and Theatre majors; see the Minor in Music Theatre Course of Study or the Minor in Music Theatre Program Description.

Minor in Arts Management

Open only to Music majors; see the Arts Management Course of Study.