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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

This minor is not open to music performance and music education majors.

Music Performance Minor: Course of Study

Advisor: see the applied music teacher of your instrument

Admission Procedures: An audition is required for this program. Apply to the Department of Music via Acceptd to arrange for your live audition or to submit a recorded audition.

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For information, contact the Department of Music, 109 Presser Hall (513-529-3014).

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 Composition, all majors

Music Composition Minor: Course of Study

Advisors: Dr. Per Bloland

This minor is for those who want to complement their education with creative study in music composition.

Admission Procedures: Students interested in pursuing the minor in music composition must submit a portfolio to the Composition faculty. Portfolios should contain two to four recent examples of one's best creative work. The preferred format for audio files is mp3, though AIFF and WAV will be accepted. Printed scores are welcome as well (accepted formats: PDF, Sibelius, or Finale files), though not required. This minor is open to music majors and non-majors.

Contact the Music Composition faculty for further information: Dr. Per Bloland (blolanpa@miamioh.edu, 513-529-0584).

Apply to the Department of Music via Acceptd to submit a Portfolio.

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Music Composition Minor Program Requirements (20 credits):

All of these:

  • MUS 101-102 Theory of Music (3, 3)
  • MUS 151-152 Theory of Music: Aural Skills (1, 1)
  • MUS 171 Composition Seminar (take twice) (3, 3)
  • MUS 221 Music Technologies (3)
  • MUS 306 Advanced Electronic Music (3)

Minor in Music in Culture, all majors

The minor in Music in Culture is designed for students seeking to engage in the humanistic study of music via coursework that explores its performance and historical identity within broad social, political, and cultural contexts. Open to all majors. For Music majors, no more than 9 credit hours may count toward both the major and the minor. See the Minor in Music in Culture Course of Study.

Minor in Music Theatre, all majors

Minor in Arts Entrepreneurship, all majors

Open to all majors; see the Arts Entrepreneurship Course of Study.

Minor in Arts Management, all majors

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