The minor in music will provide you with an introduction to musical training, offering the basic skills necessary for understanding and appreciating music.
- Courses focus on music history, music theory and ear training, and popular American and church music.
- Includes four semesters of private instruction and two semesters of experience in a performing ensemble.
The minor in music provides training that can be partnered with many majors and interests to prepare you for work in creative fields such as teaching, children's ministries, missions and advertising.
General Education Or Other Prerequisites (6 Units)
|MUS-101||Elements of Musicianship*||3|
Introduction to American Popular Music
* Prerequisite for MUS- 110L. Requirement may be waived by passing the theory placement exam.
Students who demonstrate sufficient background (by exam) may waive MUS-101 Elements of Musicianship and proceed directly to MUS-110L Music Theory and Aural Skills. For students who require foundation studies in preparation for the theory course sequence, music faculty recommends MUS-131 Piano Class or MUS-135 Private Instruction in Piano, followed by MUS-101 Elements of Musicianship.
Required Courses (15-16 Units)
|MUS-110L||Music Theory and Aural Skills||4|
|MUS-210L||Music Theory and Counterpoint||4|
|MUS-400||Music in the Church||3|
Select one of the following
|MUS-350||Early Music History||3|
|MUS-351||Music History: 1725-1900||3|
|MUS-352||Music History and World Music Since 1900||4|
!Music history courses should be preceded by MUS 349 Music Research and MUS-110L Music Theory and Aural Skills.
Applied Music (private Instruction) (4 Units)
Four semesters of private instruction on the same instrument and successful completion of the level 1 exam.
Ensemble (8 Units)
Four semesters of participation in a performing ensemble. All ensemble participation units may be taken in any of these ensembles:
|MUS-115/315||Vocal Performance Workshop||2|
Up to 50% of all required ensemble units may be taken in any of these ensembles:
|MUS-117/317||San Joaquin Chorale||2|
|MUS-118/318||Vocal Ensemble (women's chorale, men’s chorus or other approved vocal ensemble)||2|
|MUS-119/319||Pacific Chamber Singers||2|
|MUS-120/320||Instrumental Ensemble (brass choir, hand bell choir or other approved instrumental ensemble)||2|
|MUS-125/325||University String Quartet||2|
|MUS-127/327||Woodwind Choir (flute choir, sax quartet)||2|