All new and transfer students planning to minor in music must audition for the music faculty on the principal performing instrument or voice and be evaluated for admission to the Music-Minor program. A scholarship audition may serve as a student’s admission audition.
Music minors must be advised by a music faculty advisor and must sign the program-notification form.
Music minors enroll in MUSC 1000 - Comprehensive Music Laboratory until they have completed 2 semesters of satisfactory attendance. Transfer students may transfer equivalent Comprehensive Music Laboratory credit earned at other institutions, if approved by the Department Chair. Students attend formal musical performances and participate in studio and ensemble laboratories at least one hour per week as specified by the Department of Music. Music Majors and Minors are required to enroll for a grade of S or U.
Any course in the Music-Theory course sequence can be taken for credit by examination. Credit by examination must be validated by the course’s faculty and processed through the Music Office and the Office of the Registrar. Successful completion of the preceding course in the Music-Theory and Aural-Skills course sequences is the prerequisite for the subsequent course.
Enroll in 2600 Principal Applied (the principal performing instrument or voice) each term offered until a minimum of 2 credit hours has been earned. Students are expected to practice a minimum of one hour daily for each credit hour of enrollment in Principal Applied and perform for and be evaluated by a principal-applied jury at the end of each semester. Admission to MUSC 4600 requires passing a “level-change” performance jury examination after completion of 4 semesters of MUSC 2600. All credits earned in Principal Applied must be on a single instrument or in voice only.
Students pursuing the Music Minor must enroll in the specified ensemble(s) associated with the principal-applied area.