Minor

This minor is for students who want to deepen their understanding of the theoretical and historical aspects of music. 

REQUIRED COURSES: 18 Credits

 

Music Theory Courses

NOTE: Students who pass the Theory Placement Test will take MU203 Music Theory III instead of MU102 Music Fundamentals.

MU102 Music Fundamentals 3 credits

A study of basic musicianship with emphasis on the elements of music theory including the staff, scales, intervals, keys, signatures, etc. (Also open to non-music majors.)

Offered every spring.

MU103 Music Theory I 3 credits

This course will include studies in triad structure, inversions, voice leading, phrase structure, harmonic progressions, harmonization techniques, and non-harmonic tones.

Prerequisite:
MU102 Music Fundamentals
Successful completion of a fundamentals proficiency test or consent of instructor.

Offered every fall.

MU104 Music Theory II 3 credits

A continuation of Theory I with emphasis on four-part writing for choral groups.

Prerequisite:
MU103 Music Theory I

Offered every spring.

MU105 Sight-Singing and Ear Training I 1 credit

Study and practice to develop the skill of accurately sight-reading melodies through the solfege system and melodic dictation.

Prerequisite:
MU102 Music Fundamentals
Successful completion of a fundamentals proficiency test.

Offered every fall.

MU106 Sight-Singing and Ear Training II 1 credit

A continuation of MU105.

Prerequisite:
MU105 Sight-Singing and Ear Training I

Offered every spring.

Music History Courses

Students are required to complete six (6) hours from the following:

MU331 Survey of Music History I 3 credits

A detailed study of Western art music from Antiquity through the Renaissance Era.

Prerequisite:
Music Major.

Offered fall, even years.

MU332 Survey of Music History II 3 credits

A detailed study of Western art music in the Baroque and Classical Eras.

Prerequisite:
MU331 Survey of Music History I

Offered spring, odd years.

MU343 Survey of Music History III 3 credits

A detailed study of Western art music in the Romantic Era and Twentieth Century.

Prerequisite:
MU331 Survey of Music History I
MU332 Survey of Music History II

Offered fall, odd years.

Recital

Students are required to complete four (4) of the following:

MU199 Recital 0 credits

This course is a field experience in designing and programming concerts.  When fulfilling the requirements of this course, students will be exposed to a broad variety of musical literature and concert formats and settings.  The requirements for the course include attending on and off-campus concerts and writing reaction papers to those concerts.

Offered every semester.

Applied or Ensemble Elective: 1 Credit

Students choose any applied or ensemble course to fulfill this requirement.