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Music Minor

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Division of Humanities
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 26
The music curriculum offers a wide range of courses for the music minor. It also has strong appeal to the general student, especially in the activities of the instrumental and vocal ensembles. Objectives: 1. Musicianship: Students will demonstrate proficiency in aural and keyboard musicianship. 2. Performance: In their area of specialization students will confidently interpret and perform a wide range of music literature in a public venue. 3. Music in a Historic and Cultural Context: Students will listen to and write about music critically and will be able to apply stylistic principles to the music they perform. 4. Music Theory: Students will have a command of undergraduate music theory concepts, contrapuntal techniques, and musical forms.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
No grades below C- are allowed. Courses may not be taken S-N, unless offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the minor to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Required Courses
Concert Attendance
Four successful completions of MUS 1000
MUS 1000 - Concert Attendance (0.5 cr)
Individual Performance Studies
Applied Music Area
4 cr from MUS 12xx, all must be from the same instrument.
Piano Proficiency
2 cr in MUS 1200 or Mus 1111-1112 plus 2 cr in ensembles or additional piano (1200 or 2111-2112). If piano is the main applied instrument area, requirements differ, see Music faculty or discipline website.
MUS 1101 - Core Studies I: Music Theory I [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
MUS 1102 - Core Studies I: Music Theory II [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
MUS 3101 - Core Studies III: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Music [HIST] (4.0 cr)
MUS 3102 - Core Studies III: Classical, Romantic, and 20th-Century Music [FA] (4.0 cr)
 
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MUS 1000 - Concert Attendance
Credits: 0.5 [max 3.5]
Prerequisites: major or minor
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
To be taken by all music majors and minors; involves attending a set number of music performance offerings during the semester, as a participant, audience member, and usher or stage manager. prereq: major or minor
MUS 1101 - Core Studies I: Music Theory I (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: major or minor or #, concurrent enrollment in piano class/lessons until piano proficiency is passed for majors and minors
Typically offered: Every Fall
First course in a series of four. Scales, modes, and keys; simple and compound meters; basic triads, seventh chords, and harmonic techniques; initial analysis of scores; and introduction to two- and four-part writing. Introduction to sight-singing, rhythmic and melodic dictation, and aural error detection. Must have adequate skills in grand staff music reading at the start of the course. prereq: major or minor or instr consent, concurrent enrollment in piano class/lessons until piano proficiency is passed for majors and minors
MUS 1102 - Core Studies I: Music Theory II (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1101, major or minor or #, concurrent enrollment in piano class/lessons until piano proficiency is passed for majors and minors
Typically offered: Every Spring
Harmonic structure, progression and tonicization, seventh chords, secondary dominants and sevenths, analysis of scores. Sight-singing with chromatic pitches; melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic dictation. prereq: 1101, major or minor or instr consent, concurrent enrollment in piano class/lessons until piano proficiency is passed for majors and minors
MUS 3101 - Core Studies III: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Music (HIST)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Historical development of Western music and representative literature of the various periods and styles. prereq: 1102, major or minor or instr consent
MUS 3102 - Core Studies III: Classical, Romantic, and 20th-Century Music (FA)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Historical development of Western music and representative literature of the various periods and styles. prereq: 1102, major or minor or instr consent