Department Information

Chair:
David Neal
Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 216
Phone: 607-753-2811
Fax: 607-753-5728

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Program Details

Music Minor [MUS] (Minor)

Performing Arts Department
Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 216
607-753-2811

Note: This is a self-supporting minor and is not directly associated with the musical theatre major. An informal audition is required for acceptance into the music minor.

Career Potential

  • Performer
  • Private music teacher
  • Graduate study

A. Required Courses: 16 credit hours
  • MUS 201 - Music Theory I (3 cr. hr.)
Music History: Six credit hours

Select from the following:

  • MUS 221 - Music History I (3 cr. hr.)
  • MUS 222 - Music History II (3 cr. hr.)
  • MUS 223 - Music History III (3 cr. hr.)
Ensembles: Three credit hours

Select from the following:

  • MUS 240 - Choral Union (1 cr. hr.)
  • MUS 249 - College Singers (1 cr. hr.)
  • MUS 256 - College-Community Orchestra (1 cr. hr.)
  • MUS 259 - Wind Ensemble (1 cr. hr.)
Applied Music: Four credit hours

Select from the following applied and/or class lessons:

Applied Piano: MUS 160, 260, 360, 460
Applied Percussion: MUS 162, 262, 362, 462
Applied Strings: MUS 163, 263, 363, 463
Applied Voice: MUS 164, 264, 364, 464
Applied Woodwinds: MUS 165, 265, 365, 465
Applied Brass: MUS 166, 266, 366, 466
Piano Class I - MUS 180, Piano Class II?- MUS 181
Voice Class I - MUS 184, Voice Class II - MUS 185

B. Elective Courses: Three credit hours

Enrollment in a music ensemble and applied music is recommended each semester. Class lessons are available in piano and/or voice. Individual lessons in piano, voice and instruments may be arranged.

Select from MUS 332 or 470; ORĀ  MUS 221, 222 or 223 if not selected in section A - Music History.

  • MUS 332 - Jazz (3 cr. hr.) or
  • MUS 470 - Music and the Child (3 cr. hr.)
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    elect one of the following if not previously selected in section A - Music History:
  • MUS 221 - Music History I (3 cr. hr.)
  • MUS 222 - Music History II (3 cr. hr.)
  • MUS 223 - Music History III (3 cr. hr.)
Total Credit Hours Required for Minor: 19