Music Performance Minor

MUSIC PERFORMANCE MINOR 18 HOURS

This minor is for students who possess skills in musical performance and want to improve those skills by focusing on applied study and participation in performing ensembles. Entrance into this program is contingent on a successful audition. Students who pass the Theory Placement Test take 3 hours from the following electives instead of MU102: Music Theory III, Applied Electives, Ensemble Electives, Music Appreciation, or Fine Arts Appreciation

MUSIC PERFORMANCE 10 HOURS

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    Applied Electives4
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    Ensemble Electives or Additional Applied Electives 6
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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

MUSIC THEORY 8 HOURS

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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
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    Continuation of MU105.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisite: MU105 with a grade of C or higher.

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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