Composition/Music Theory, Minor

Minors in Music

Music majors completing minors in Music Technology, Composition/Theory, Jazz Studies, or Organ Performance must complete a minimum of 18 hours beyond required courses of the BA-Music (General Emphasis) degree, to include required hours in the minor and any electives beyond major and minor degree requirements. These hours fulfill the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) graduation requirements that 18 hours must be taken in a minor or in courses outside the major discipline.

Specific Requirements for Minor in Composition/ Music Theory

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
MUS 180Introduction to Composition (four semesters, 1 hour each: 1-1-1-1)4
MUS 438Composition Recital2
MUS 350Theory V - Composition and Analysis2
Select one of the following:2
Counterpoint
2
19th Century Styles
2
20th Century Styles
2
Electives
Select 8 credits from the following:8
Vocal Techniques and Diction
1
Introduction to Composition (additional semesters beyond core)
1-4
Percussion Techniques
1
Woodwind Techniques
1
String Techniques
1
Brass Techniques
1
Advanced Conducting
2
Advanced Music Theory courses (not taken for core)
2-6
Total Credits18