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|
or MUS 103
or 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 Lab. 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 (21-22 Units)
|MUS 110||Music Theory and Aural Skills||3|
|MUS 110L||Music Theory and Aural Skills Lab||1|
|MUS 210||Music Theory and Counterpoint||3|
|MUS 210L||Music Theory and Counterpoint||1|
|MUS 349||Music Research||1|
|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 Lab.
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||Vocal Performance Workshop||2|
|MUS 116||Concert Choir||2|
|MUS 123||Symphonic Band||2|
Up to 50% of all required ensemble units may be taken in any of these ensembles
|MUS 117||San Joaquin Chorale||2|
|MUS 118||Vocal Ensemble **||2|
|MUS 119||Pacific Chamber Singers||2|
|MUS 120||Brass Choir Strings, Handbells, Flutes ***||2|
|MUS 121||Jazz Band||2|
|MUS 125||University String Quartet||2|
|MUS 127||Woodwind Ensembles ****||2|
** (women’s chorale, men’s chorus or other approved vocal ensemble)
*** (brass choir, hand bell choir or other approved instrumental ensemble)
**** (flute choir, sax quartet, woodwind quintet)