Music Performance Minor

Guitar Class with Sungmin Shin. | Photographer: Douglas Levere.

Guitar Class with Sungmin Shin in Barid Hall


Photographer: Douglas Levere

The Music Minor in Performance is designed for students with majors in non-music disciplines who have a love of vocal or instrumental music and wish to pursue performance study at the university level. 

This degree provides students with the opportunity to strengthen music theory and music history skills while taking applied music lessons with one of our distinguished performance faculty members and participating in Department of Music ensembles.

Course Requirements

The following is the approved normal course of study for students pursuing an Music Performance Minor. In all cases a student's particular program should be determined in consultation with his or her academic advisor. There are 19 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
Applied Lessons Two semesters of 2-credit lessons 4 credits
Ensembles Four semesters of a 2-credit ensemble 8 credits

Application Requirements

Applicants for the Music Minor in Performance must submit an application and audition. Auditions are typically held in the fall and spring semesters.