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General Music Minor information for non-music students 

Minors for Music Students

NEW!! Minors in the areas listed below are available to students whose majors are inside the Jacobs School of Music. Courses counting toward the minor require an average GPA of 2.00 or higher. Students can declare a minor by completing a form in the Music Advising Office (MU 011) or by using our online Minor form.

Minor in Composition                       (17 credit hours)

Admission requirements: Applicants should submit to the Composition Department chairperson a portfolio of one to three scores (and recordings, if available) and a chronological list of all completed compositions, including date, instrumentation, duration, and any performances.

Required courses:   K133 Notation and Calligraphy (1 cr.), K214 Instrumentation I (2 cr.), K215 Instrumentation II (2 cr.), K100 Composition Undergraduate Elective/Secondary (3-3-3-3 cr.), and I500 Performance and Composition Masterclass (to be taken concurrently with each semester of K100) (0 cr.). At least two semesters of K100 must be taken after acceptance into the minor. Three compositions written by the student will be performed as part of enrollment in I500.

 

Minor in Conducting                         (15 credit hours) 

Admission requirements:  This minor is open to students in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field degrees.

Required courses:  6 credit hours chosen from the following:

G370 Techniques for Conducting (2 cr.),

G371 Choral Conducting I (2 cr.),

G372 Choral Conducting II (2 cr.),

G373 Instrumental Conducting (2 cr.), or

G374 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2 cr.).

9 credit hours in electives must be chosen from the following:

E312 Arranging for Instrumental and Vocal groups (2 cr.), F205 Introduction to Instrumental Techniques (for voice and piano majors) (3 cr.), F261 String Class Techniques (2 cr.), F281 Brass Instrument Techniques (2 cr.) with coreq F200 Instrumental Lab (1 cr.), F337 Woodwind Techniques (2 cr.) with coreq F200 Instrumental Lab (1 cr.), F338 Percussion Techniques (2 cr.), F411 Musical Productions for the Choral Director (2 cr.), F412 The Children’s Chorus (2 cr.), F413 Choral Literature for Music Educators (2 cr.), F461 Score Reading I (1 cr.), F462 Score Reading II (1 cr.), or additional hours in the conducting courses listed above.

 

Minor in Conducting for BME Students         (14 credit hours)

Admission requirements:  For students in the BME degree program.  No more than 4 credits of courses used for the BME degree may be used towards the conducting minor.

For BME Choral Students

Required courses:  G370 Techniques for Conducting (2 cr.), G371 Choral Conducting I (2 cr.), G372 Choral Conducting II (2 cr.). 

8 credits in electives chosen from the following courses:  F261 String Class Techniques (2 cr.), F281 Brass Instrument Techniques (2 cr.) with coreq F200 Instrumental Lab (1 cr.), F337 Woodwind Techniques (2 cr.) with coreq F200 Instrumental Lab (1 cr.), F338 Percussion Techniques (2 cr.), G373 Instrumental Conducting (2 cr.), F412 The Children’s Chorus (2 cr.), F414 Music in Early Childhood (2 cr.), F415 Orff/ Dalcroze/ Kodály (2 cr.), V120 English Diction for Singers (1 cr.), V150 Italian Diction for Singers (1 cr.), V250 German Diction for Singers (1 cr.), V350 French Diction for Singers (1 cr.), or a maximum of 4 credits in secondary instrumental lessons including piano taken after the keyboard proficiency examination.

For BME General Students  

Required courses:  G370 Techniques for Conducting (2 cr.), G371 Choral Conducting I (2 cr.), G372 Choral Conducting II (2 cr.). 

8 credits in electives chosen from the following courses:  F261 String Class Techniques (2 cr.), F281 Brass Instrument Techniques (2 cr.) with coreq F200 Instrumental Lab (1 cr.), F337 Woodwind Techniques (2 cr.) with coreq F200 Instrumental Lab (1 cr.), F338 Percussion Techniques (2 cr.), G373 Instrumental Conducting (2 cr.), F411 Musical Productions for the Choral Director (2 cr.), F413 Choral Literature for Music Educators (2 cr.), V120 English Diction for Singers (1 cr.), V150 Italian Diction for Singers (1 cr.), V250 German Diction for Singers (1 cr.), V350 French Diction for Singers (1 cr.),or a maximum of 4 credits in secondary instrumental lessons including piano taken after the keyboard proficiency examination.

For BME Instrumental Teaching Students (Band and Strings)  

Required courses:   G370 Techniques for Conducting (2 cr.), G373 Instrumental Conducting (2 cr.), G374 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2 cr.). 

8 credits in electives chosen from the following courses:  G371 Choral Conducting I (2 cr.), G372 Choral Conducting II (2 cr.), F461 Score Reading I (1 cr.), F462 Score Reading II (1 cr.), G382 Wind Band Literature (2 cr.), G385 Wind Band Score Study (2 cr.),  G390 String Orchestral Literature (2 cr.), F411 Musical Productions for the Choral Director (2 cr.), F412 The Children’s Chorus (2 cr.), F413 Choral Literature for Music Educators (2 cr.), F414 Music in Early Childhood (2 cr.), F415 Orff/ Dalcroze/ Kodály (2 cr.), or a maximum of 4 credits in secondary instrumental lessons including piano taken after the keyboard proficiency examination.

Minor in Early Music           (14 credit hours) 

Admission requirements: previous experience on the early instrument or its modern counterpart and permission from the department chair.

Required courses:

Y110 Secondary Early Music Lessons (2-2-2-2 cr.) on a single early instrument.

    2 credit hours chosen from the following: M415 Interpreting Unaccompanied Bach, M417-M418-M419-M420-M421 Literature & Performance Practice I-V or M435 Performance Practices before 1750 (all 2 cr. each)

4 credit hours chosen from the list above or Y450 Early Music Chamber group (1 cr.), M458 Early Music Topics (1 cr.) (may be repeated), or other M or T courses with approval of the department chair.

 

 

Minor in Jazz Studies                        (15 credit hours)

Admission requirements:  none

Required courses: 

M395 Contemporary Jazz and Soul Music (3 cr.),

O321 Jazz Improvisation 1 (w/coreq O311) (3 cr.), and

P201 Jazz Piano Class 1 (2 cr.).

7 credit hours in electives must be chosen from the following:

E470 Pedagogy of Jazz (2 cr.), E482 Methods & Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz (2 cr.), O450 Jazz Chamber Ensemble (1 cr.), O316 Jazz Arranging 1 (2 cr.), O317 Jazz Arranging 2 (2 cr.), O318 Styles and Analysis of Jazz 1 (2 cr.), O319 Styles and Analysis of Jazz 2 (2 cr.), O322 Jazz Improvisation 2 (3 cr.), O323 Jazz Improvisation 3 (3 cr.), O324 Jazz Improvisation 4 (3 cr.), O330 American Popular Song (2 cr.) and P202 Jazz Piano Class 2 (2 cr.). Also available for bass, drum and piano majors: O325 Rhythm Section Literature and Performance Practice (2 cr.).

Minor in Music Education                (15 credit hours)

This minor is suggested for those with an interest in music education. It does not meet the requirements for licensure or public school teaching.

Admission requirements: E130 Introduction to Music Learning (2 cr.) Students who complete this course with a grade of B+ or better may declare the minor and continue with the following requirements.

Required courses:

E231 General Music Methods K-12 (2 cr.) and EDUC M201 Field Experience (0 cr.) or E232 Inclusive Participatory Music Practices (3 cr.)

G370 Techniques for Conducting (2 cr.).

One course must be chosen from one of the following areas:

  • String emphasis: E303 Violin/Viola Pedagogy I (2 cr.), E306 Cello Pedagogy (2 cr.), E315 Double Bass Pedagogy or E480 Methods and Materials for Teaching String Music (2 cr.)
  • Choral/General emphasis: F205 Introduction to Instrumental Techniques (3 cr.), F302 Classroom Instrument Techniques (2 cr.), F411 Musical Productions for the Choral Director (2 cr.), F412 The Children’s Chorus (2 cr.), F413 Choral Literature for Music Educators (2 cr.), F414 Music in Early Childhood (2 cr.), or F415 Orff, Dalcroze, Kodály (2 cr.)
  • Wind/Band emphasis: F261 String Class Techniques (2 cr.), F281 Brass Instrument Techniques (2 cr.) with coreq F200 Music Education Instrumental Lab (1 cr.), F337 Woodwind Techniques (2 cr.) with coreq F200 Music Education Instrumental Lab (1 cr.), or F338 Percussion Techniques (2 cr.)

Electives chosen from the above courses or from the following:

E304 Violin/Viola Pedagogy II (2 cr.), E312 Arranging for Instrumental and Vocal Groups (2 cr.), E410 Topics in Music Education and Pedagogy (3 cr.), E470 Pedagogy of Jazz (2 cr.), E481 Methods & Materials for Teaching Jazz (2 cr.), E494 Vocal Pedagogy (3 cr.), F466 Techniques in Marching Bands (2 cr.), G371 Choral Conducting I (2 cr.), or G373 Instrumental Conducting (2 cr.). Only one conducting course in addition to G370 may count towards the minor.

 

Minor in Music Theory                      (15 credit hours)

Admission requirements: an average GPA of 3.0 or higher in the required courses in music theory and literature: T151-T152-T251/T261-T252/T262-T351/361 Music Theory and Literature I-II-III-IV-V.  

Required courses: 

  • 12 credits selected from T410 Topics in Music Theory (3 cr., repeatable for different topics), T412 Advanced Aural and Keyboard Techniques (3 cr.), T416 Counterpoint: Variable Topics (3 cr., repeatable for different topics), T417 Analysis of Tonal Music (3 cr.), or T418 Music and Ideas (3 cr.);
  • T400 Undergraduate Readings in Music Theory (3 cr.), in which the student writes a senior thesis under the supervision of a member of the music theory faculty.

Minor in Music Theory and History (15 credit hours)

Admission requirements:  an average GPA of 3.0 or higher in the required courses in music theory and literature: T151-T152-T251/T261-T252/T262-T351/361 Music Theory and Literature I-II-III-IV-V and M401-M402 History and Literature of Music I-II. 

Required courses: 

  • 6 credits selected from T410 Topics in Music Theory (3 cr., repeatable for different topics), T412 Advanced Aural and Keyboard Techniques (3 cr.), T416 Counterpoint: Variable Topics (3 cr., repeatable for different topics), T417 Analysis of Tonal Music (3 cr.), or T418 Music and Ideas (3 cr.);
  • 6 credits selected from M410 Composer or Genre (3 cr., repeatable for different topics);
  • 3 credits from either T400 Undergraduate Readings in Music Theory (3 cr.) or M400 Undergraduate Readings in Musicology (3 cr.), in which the student writes a senior thesis under the supervision of a member of the faculty from the appropriate department.

Click here to see the official requirements as listed in the JSoM Bulletin for the various music minors available at the Jacobs School of Music.

For students who are not music majors, click here for the music minor and other music opportunities.