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Music Minor

School of Music
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 23
A minor in music is available for students majoring in other fields.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
An entrance audition identical to that for a music major is required.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Music Theory and Ear Training
MUS 1501 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1502 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music II (2.0 cr)
MUS 1511 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing I (1.0 cr)
MUS 1512 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing II (1.0 cr)
Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· MUS 1801W - Music, Society, and Cultures [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3601W - History of Western Music I [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3602W - History of Western Music II [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3603W - History of Western Music III [WI] (3.0 cr)
Keyboard
For non-keyboard minors, MUS 1155 may be substituted for MUS 1151-1152. Keyboard minors take 1155-1156.
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I (2.0 cr)
or MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II (2.0 cr)
or MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1156 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
Applied Music
Students must take two semesters at 2 credits per term.
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1301 - Piano: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1302 - Harpsichord: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1303 - Organ: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1304 - Voice: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1305 - Violin: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1306 - Viola: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1307 - Cello: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1308 - Double Bass: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1309 - Flute: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1311 - Oboe: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1312 - Clarinet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1313 - Saxophone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1314 - Bassoon: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1315 - French Horn: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1316 - Trumpet: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1317 - Trombone: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1318 - Euphonium: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1319 - Tuba: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1321 - Percussion: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1322 - Harp: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MUSA 1323 - Guitar: Music Major (2.0-4.0 cr)
Ensembles
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· MUS 3230 - Chorus (1.0-2.0 cr)
· MUS 3410 - University Wind Bands (1.0 cr)
· MUS 3420 - Orchestra (1.0 cr)
· MUS 3440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
· MUS 5240 - University Singers (1.0 cr)
· MUS 5280 - Opera Theatre (2.0 cr)
 
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MUS 1501 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Common-practice tonal harmony, part-writing, music analysis in various contexts. prereq: dept consent
MUS 1502 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Develop basic music vocabulary. Chromatic harmonic, contrapuntal/voice leading principles in common-practice music (Corelli to Brahms). Analyze chromatic progressions/contrapuntal functions in variety of textures/styles. Proficiency in keyboard skills. prereq: [1501, 1511 with grade of at least C-] or diagnostic test administered by School of Music
MUS 1511 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to foundations of ear-training/sight-singing. prereq: dept consent
MUS 1512 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Develop basic music vocabulary. Chromatic harmonic, contrapuntal/voice leading principles in common-practice music (Corelli to Brahms). Analyze chromatic progressions, rhythms, melodies, contrapuntal functions. Proficiency in keyboard skills. prereq: [1501, 1511 with grade of at least C-] or diagnostic exam administered by School of Music], [music major or instr consent]
MUS 1801W - Music, Society, and Cultures (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study rural, urban, tribal musics throughout world with interdisciplinary methods of humanities/social sciences. World-wide distribution of musical creativity with audio/video documentation. prereq: [Music major or instr consent], permission number
MUS 3601W - History of Western Music I (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of European art-music tradition, its social contexts from antiquity to 1700: composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: dept consent
MUS 3602W - History of Western Music II (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of European art-music tradition, its social contexts, from 1700 to 1850. Composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: 1502, 3601, music major, instr consent
MUS 3603W - History of Western Music III (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of European/American art, popular music traditions, from 1850 to present. Composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: [[3501 3511, 3602] with a grade of at least C-, music major] or instr consent
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, music learning skills. prereq: Keyboard major or music major with extensive keyboard background or instr consent
MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Functional skills such as reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, and repertoire. prereq: Music major, instr consent
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Functional skills such as reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, and repertoire. prereq: instr consent
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, music learning skills. prereq: Keyboard major or music major with extensive keyboard background or instr consent
MUSA 1301 - Piano: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1302 - Harpsichord: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1303 - Organ: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1304 - Voice: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1305 - Violin: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1306 - Viola: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1307 - Cello: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1308 - Double Bass: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1309 - Flute: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1311 - Oboe: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1312 - Clarinet: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1313 - Saxophone: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1314 - Bassoon: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1315 - French Horn: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1316 - Trumpet: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1317 - Trombone: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1318 - Euphonium: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1319 - Tuba: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1321 - Percussion: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1322 - Harp: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1323 - Guitar: Music Major
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 3230 - Chorus
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Includes the University Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, Concert Choir, and Choral Union. Choirs participate in a variety of programs exploring both Western and non-Western repertoire from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Concerts include touring, and collaborative campus and community performances. prereq: Choral and/or instrumental music background, audition, instr consent
MUS 3410 - University Wind Bands
Credits: 1.0 [max 14.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Wind ensemble and symphony bands perform standard and contemporary literature; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 3420 - Orchestra
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Symphony orchestra performs standard repertory and major works with chorus; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 3440 - Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance of chamber music; duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and other ensemble combinations for instruments and voices. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5240 - University Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mixed chorus with members of former chamber singers and concert choir. Programs exploring Western/non-Western repertoire from Middle Ages through 20th century. Concerts include touring and collaborative campus/community performances. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 5280 - Opera Theatre
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and performance of fully-staged operatic production. Major involvement in singing, acting, and technical aspects of opera. prereq: audition, instr consent