Music Minor

MUSIC MINOR 18 HOURS

This minor is for students who are interested in expanding their understanding of music through study in music theory, music history, applied studies, and participation in ensembles.

MUSIC THEORY10 HOURS

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

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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

MUSIC HISTORY2 HOURS

Choose one from the following:
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    Introduction to the fine arts with emphasis on the Christian perspective.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: None
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    An introductory music course designed to enhance the listening enjoyment and appreciation of Western art music. Includes a study of basic music theory, distinguishing characteristics of style periods and prominent composers, musicians and their works. Attendance at musical events outside of class is required.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisite: None

MUSIC PERFORMANCE4 HOURS

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    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
Choose any applied or ensemble courses to fulfill this requirement:
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    Ensemble or Applied Electives 4

MUSIC ELECTIVES 2 HOURS

Choose from any ensemble, any 100-Level Applied Studies course (Piano, Guitar, or other instrument), or the following courses:

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    Conducting patterns with an emphasis on establishing a clear and communicable style to direct an ensemble. Students analyze and direct music using a variety of meters, dynamics, and styles.
    Offered: Fall, even semester Prerequisite: MU104with a C or higher
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    MU214 Voice Methods1
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    MU252 Introduction to Instrumental Music2

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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