Students who desire to major in another field may elect to minor in music or music business.  An audition is required for the music minor. In addition to the music business minor, there are a total of eight music minors offered.  Once the minor is declared, electives within the student’s major field should be set aside for the required minor courses, if possible.

Music Minor (21 credits): An audition is required.

All music minors will take 21 credits to fulfill the minor requirement. Each will include the following except the Music Business Minor.

General Minor Requirements for all Music minors: (12 Credits)

MUS 108 Literature and Materials of Music I 5

MUS 121 Ear Training 1

Applied Lessons 4

Conducted Music Organization (2 semesters required) 2

There will be the following Music Minors:

Music Minor:

General Minor Requirements for all minors: (12 Credits)

Additional requirements: 9 credits Music Electives; however, Literature and Materials II and MUS 122 ET II is suggested

Minor in Music in Worship: General Minor Requirements for all Music minors: (12 Credits)

Additional requirements: MUS 236 Songwriting or MUS 328 Basic Arranging 2, MUS 329 Theory and Harmony of Contemporary Worship Music 3, MUS 331 Fundamentals of Conducting 2, MUS 415 Music and Worship 2.

Minor in Gospel Music Performance: General Minor Requirements for all Music minors: (12 Credits)

Additional requirements: MUS 290 Gospel Music Practicum 2, MUS 336 Worship Leading (1 semester required) 1, MUS 318 Gospel Music History I  2, MUS 324 Gospel Music History II 2, MUS 357 Hymnology and Psalmody 2

Music Composition Minor: General Minor Requirements for all Music minors: (12 Credits)

Additional requirements: MUS 236 Songwriting 2, MUS 321 Composition and Improvisation 2, MUS 328 Basic Arranging 2, MUS 358 Jazz/Gospel Harmony 3

Vocal Performance Minor General Minor Requirements for all minors: (12 Credits)

Additional requirements: MUS 233 Singer’s Diction 2, MUS 234 Vocal Literature 1 2, MUS 237 Acting for the Musical Stage 2,        MUS 365/6 Opera or Musical Theater Workshop (1semester minimum) 1, Applied Voice 2 additional credits 2

Keyboard Performance Minor: General Minor Requirements for all Music minors: (12 Credits)

Additional requirements: MUS 206 – Piano Accompaniment (4 semesters required or 2 semesters and MUS 402 Intro to Opera Coaching) 4, MUS 350 Piano Literature 1, MUS 361 Chamber Music (1 semester required) 1, Additional Applied music MUS 127 3

Instrumental Performance Minor: General Minor Requirements for all Music minors: (12 Credits)

Additional requirements: MUS 321 Composition and Improvisation or MUS 236 Songwriting 2, MUS 331 Fundamentals of Conducting 2, MUS 361 Chamber Music (2 semesters………………….. required) 2 Additional Applied music 3

Music Business Minor:

BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I (3), BUS 331 Principles of Marketing (3), BUS 232 Principles of Management (3), BUS 345 Entertainment Industry Economics (3), BUS 347 Music Business I (3), BUS 349 Music Business II (3), Applied Lessons (3) Total credits: 21.

At a Glance

Credits: 21 Standard
Completion Time: Over the course of 2-4 years
Accreditation: New York State Board of Regents, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, National Association of Schools of Music