The General Music Minor is designed for students with majors in non-music disciplines who want to take advantage of UB's music offerings to enrich their musical lives.
This degree develops fundamental music theory and music history skills and allows students to choose four free music electives in the composition, music theory or music history concentrations. Tracks are also available for students with an interest in music production, including a sequence of courses in electronic music and an independent study working in the Slee and Baird performance spaces alongside the Director of Music Technology. All general music minors are required to participate in two Department of Music ensembles of their choice.
The following is the approved normal course of study for students pursuing an General Music Minor. In all cases a student's particular program should be determined in consultation with his or her academic advisor. There are 20 total required credit hours in music for this degree. All music coursework must be completed at the level of "C" or higher.
|Theory||Mus 105 - Music Theory, Analysis, and Aural Skills I||4 credits|
|History||Mus 213 or 214 - Music History Survey 1 or 2||3 credits|
|Course Electives||Three courses, chosen from the list below||9 credits|
|Performance Electives||Two semesters of a 2-credit ensemble or lessons||4 credits|
Course electives include:
Applicants for the General Music Minor must submit an application. Students that wish to take instrument or voice lessons must also audition.