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Music Minor

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  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2013
  • Required credits in this minor: 18
The music minor allows students to develop a concentrated course of studies in music while pursuing a major in another area. Students who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree at UMC are generally able to complete the music minor if they have an appropriate musical background and/or interest. Students completing the minor may pursue opportunities in teaching beginning to intermediate piano lessons, playing church organ, directing volunteer choirs, directing community musicals, etc. The minor complements all UMC major degree programs. Program outcomes: 1. vocal or instrumental skills for performance; 2. enhanced appreciation of the performing arts; 3. skills for part-time employment in music field.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Minor Requirements
MUS 1021 - Introduction to Music [HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
MUS 1042 - Private Instruction: Class Piano [HUMANITIES] (1.0 cr)
MUS 1111 - Elementary Music Theory [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
MUS 3042 - Class Piano: Intermediate/Advanced (1.0 cr)
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 1011 - University Singers [HUMANITIES] (1.0 cr)
· MUS 1041 - Private Music Instruction [HUMANITIES] (1.0 cr)
· MUS 1042 - Private Instruction: Class Piano [HUMANITIES] (1.0 cr)
· MUS 1051 - Student-Community Band [HUMANITIES] (1.0 cr)
· MUS 1071 - Musical Theater [HUMANITIES] (1.0 cr)
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3011 - University Singers (Choir) [HUMANITIES] (1.0 cr)
· MUS 3027 - Rock and Jazz Music Styles (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3041 - Private Instruction [HUMANITIES] (1.0 cr)
· MUS 3051 - Student-Community Band (1.0 cr)
· MUS 3091 - Instrumental and Choral Conducting (2.0 cr)
 
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MUS 1021 - Introduction to Music (HUMANITIES, HUMAN DIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Music from Renaissance to present. Styles, forms, expressions. Some examples of music from various cultures compared with western art music.
MUS 1042 - Private Instruction: Class Piano (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of piano technique/musicianship in classroom setting using multiple electronic keyboards. Musical concepts, including melody, harmony, rhythm, repertoire.
MUS 1111 - Elementary Music Theory (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic knowledge of rudimentary traditional chordal harmonies. Ear training through harmonic, melodic, and formal musical analysis. Beginning compositional exercises.
MUS 3042 - Class Piano: Intermediate/Advanced
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Piano technique/musicianship. Classroom setting using multiple electronic keyboards. prereq: 1042, audition
MUS 1011 - University Singers (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performing group provides experience in many areas of choral music.
MUS 1041 - Private Music Instruction (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Individual music lessons in voice or instruments. One half-hour lesson per week.
MUS 1042 - Private Instruction: Class Piano (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of piano technique/musicianship in classroom setting using multiple electronic keyboards. Musical concepts, including melody, harmony, rhythm, repertoire.
MUS 1051 - Student-Community Band (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ensemble of musicians play brass, woodwind, percussion instruments at concerts on/off campus, at selected UMC athletic events.
MUS 1071 - Musical Theater (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Involvement in a musical theatre presentation. May include musical accompaniment, acting, singing, technical support.
MUS 3011 - University Singers (Choir) (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performing group that provides experience in many areas of choral music. Students serve as section leaders, are required to review music to be rehearsed by ensemble before the music is "handed out." prereq: 1011, audition demonstrating skill in [sight-reading, accuracy of pitch, basic musicianship]
MUS 3027 - Rock and Jazz Music Styles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Jazz/rock, tracing their roots from Europe/Africa to being recognized as international popular music.
MUS 3041 - Private Instruction (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced music instruction. prereq: Instructor consent
MUS 3051 - Student-Community Band
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students serve as section leaders, are required to review music to be rehearsed by ensemble before music is "handed out." prereq: audition
MUS 3091 - Instrumental and Choral Conducting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Conduct UMC ensembles to develop score reading skills, conducting techniques. prereq: At least 2 cr of Mus 1011 and/or 1051, instructor consent