Music Minor

The Music Minor is a 25-unit program serving the university student who wants to learn more about the history and practice of music, while also taking part in departmental activities such as performing ensembles. It combines classes in theory, history and performance and guides General Education coursework towards and emphasis in music. For information regarding the University Catolog, click here

Faculty Advisor

Music Minor Summary for Advising Form 


I. General Music
World of Music MU 1030 3
Music Theory I MU 1201 3
II. Specialty Courses
Select two of the following:    
Careers in Music MU 1040 3
Introduction to Music Technology MU 1080 3
History of American Pop Music MU 1090 3
Jazz and Beyond MU 1100 3
Music Theory II: Chromatic Harmony MU 1211 4
Form and Analysis MU 2201 3
Classical I MU 2202 3
Jazz/Pop Theory MU 2203 3


III. Ensembles
Select 3 units from the following:    
Brass Ensemble MU 3410A 1
Woodwind Ensemble MU 3420A 1
Percussion Ensemble MU 3430A 1
String Ensemble MU 3440A 1
Piano Accompaniment MU 3450A 1
Guitar Ensemble MU 3460A 1
World Music Ensembles MU 3470A 1
Piano Ensemble MU 3480A 1
New Music Chamber Ensemble MU 3571A 1
Orchestra MU 3510L 1
Concert Band MU 3520L 1
Symphonic Wind Ensemble MU 3530L 1
Jazz Band MU 3540L 1
Jazz Combo MU 3560A 1
Latin American Ensembles MU 3580A 1
MIDI Band MU 3590A 1
Concert Choir MU 3610L 1
Chamber Singers MU 3640L 1
Vocal Jazz MU 3650A 1
Music Theatre Workshop MU 3621L 1
Music Theatre Production
MU 3631L
IV. Music Electives
Select 3 units of lower division music courses and 6 units of upper division music courses in consultation with the music department advisor.
Lower Division Music Classes (3 units):   3
Courses might include additional courses from II or III above, beginning performance classes, musicianship, studio, performance seminar, etc. (Please check prerequisites for courses in your area of interest.)
Upper Division Music Classes (6 units):   6
Courses might include advanced music industry studies courses, conducting, music theory, advanced music technology courses, etc. (Please check prerequisites for courses in your area of interest.)
Total Units   25