Music Minor

Program Requirements

Core

Part I of a four semester sequence in Music Theory focusing on written music notation skills including scales, tonality, key modes, intervals, transposition, chords, cadences, non-harmonic tones and melodic organization.

Prerequisites: none

Part II of a four semester sequence in Music Theory focusing on written music notation skills including scales, tonality, key, modes, intervals, transposition, chords, cadences, non-harmonic tones and melodic organization.

Prerequisites: MUS 131 

Part I of the four semester sequence focusing on sight-singing and ear training.

Prerequisites: none

Part II of the four semester sequence focusing on sight-singing and ear training.

Prerequisites: none

This writing-intensive course focuses on the repertory of Western Music from prehistory through 1800. It examines the ways that culture and patronage impacted music developments, and focuses on techniques appropriate to research, including finding, evaluating, and using sources.

Prerequisites: ENG 101, MUS 131 

Goal Areas: GE-02

This writing-intensive course focuses on the repertory of Western Music from 1800 to the present. It examines the ways that culture and patronage impacted music developments, and focuses on techniques appropriate to research, including finding, evaluating, and using sources.

Prerequisites: ENG 101, MUS 131

Goal Areas: GE-02

Audition required.

Prerequisites: none

Elective

Concert Attendance - 2 semesters required

Required for all music majors each semester in residence. May be repeated. P/N only.

Prerequisites: none

1st Year--Private Lessons - Choose 2 Credit(s).

Audition required.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Introducing fundamental healthy vocal technique, practice techniques, performance practices, collaborative musicianship, stage deportment, basic solfege, and elements of critical listening. Learning skills that are applied to private study for all music majors and minors. May be repeated.

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2nd Year--Private Lessons - Choose 2 Credit(s).

Audition required.

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Ensembles - Choose 4 Credit(s).

Audition required.

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No audition required.

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A select group of approximately 20 singers who perform works for small ensemble. The group tours regularly in the state and in the region. Prereq: audition required

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Goal Areas: GE-11

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Goal Areas: GE-11

A select group of wind and percussion players. Open to all students who play a band instrument. Concerts on and off campus. Prereq: audition required

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Goal Areas: GE-11

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General Education Literature Classes - Choose 3 Credit(s).

A general course in music appreciation. This course includes a study of styles at different periods, musical forms, and information about composers with emphasis on the elements of music and how these elements have evolved through history.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Popular music is a multi-billion dollar industry today. What is it, and where did it come from? Learn about the origins of jazz in the music of African-Americans, its growth from Dixieland through the Big Band era (with the contributions of performers like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington) to its influences on musical styles in the present day.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Rock music has fans in every country and in every culture. It really is a universal language, but it didn't start that way. It began as black Rhythm and Blues in the 40's, and through to the present, minority groups have had a major influence on the music.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Purple

A survey of commercially successful popular music from roughly 1900 to the present--what was the music? Who were the artists? When was it first heard, and what were the factors that contributed to its success?

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Prepare for, and participate in, a musical tour. Destinations will vary with each offering, and may include international experiences. Prior to travel, class sessions will deal with the music and culture of the destination. There will be additional travel expenses associated with the class. This class may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06