Music History & Theory Minor

MUSIC HISTORY & THEORY MINOR 18 HOURS

This minor is for students who want to deepen their understanding of the theoretical and historical aspects of music.

MUSIC THEORY11 HOURS

Students who pass the Theory Placement Test take MU203 Music Theory III instead of MU102 Music Fundamentals.

  • Basic musicianship and the elements of music theory including the staff, scales, intervals, keys, signatures, etc. Open to non-music majors.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisite: None
  • Continuation from Music Fundamentals, including study of chords in major and minor keys, voice leading, beginning four-part writing, and harmonic progressions.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: MU102 Music Fundamentals with a C or higher, successful music theory placement exam, or consent of the instructor
  • Continuation of MU103, including study of cadences, phrases and periods, non-chord tones, diatonic seventh chords, and secondary dominant chords.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisite: MU103 with a grade of C or higher
  • Study and practice to develop the skill of accurately sight-reading melodies through the solfege system and melodic dictation.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: MU102 or successful music theory placement exam
  • Continuation of MU105.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisite: MU105 with a grade of C or higher.

MUSIC HISTORY 6 HOURS

Complete 6 hours from the following:

MUSIC PERFORMANCE1 HOUR

  • Attendance at on- and off-campus musical performances. Appreciation of a variety of musical literature and concert formats, and observation of elements that help create an effective performance.
    Offered: Every semester Prerequisite: None
  • Ensemble or Applied Elective 1

For help with declaring a minor or certification, please contact the University Registrar’s Office. Students changing majors, may consider using coursework from the previous major toward one of these programs. Guidelines for minors and certifications may be found in the Academics section of the Traditional Undergraduate Catalog, under “Additional Program Options.”

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