Music, Minor


Department of Music

Music Minor Requirements

The minor in Music is reserved for students pursuing a degree in a field other than music. Courses taken for the minor may count toward fulfilling General Education requirements but will not count toward fulfilling a music major. The minor requires completion of 20 units of music courses with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. At least 7 upper-division units must be completed in residence. The program must be approved by the department minor adviser. Upon conclusion of the third semester of music 31-39, or 48, students must attempt the Music Minor Proficiency in their declared area of concentration. (LIMIT TWO ATTEMPTS). Successful completion of the Music Minor degree is contingent on the student passing this Proficiency.

Required (9 units)
MUSIC 40; MUSIC 41; MUSIC 74, or MUSIC 1A and one of MUSIC 47 or MUSIC 58

Studio Instruction (4 units)
Choose one of the following (concurrent enrollment in approved Performance unit required): MUSIC 31, MUSIC 32, MUSIC 33, MUSIC 34, MUSIC 35, MUSIC 38, MUSIC 39, MUSIC 48

Performance (4 units)
Choose from the following: MUSIC 102, MUSIC 103, MUSIC 117, MUSIC 118 (Ensembles taken for credit must be approved by the minor adviser and studio teacher.)

Elective (3 units)
Choose one of the following: MUSIC 160T, MUSIC 161A, MUSIC 161B, MUSIC 170A, MUSIC 170B, MUSIC 171, MUSIC 187

Total (20 units)


The Department of Music faculty has backgrounds in varied areas of specialization. Many members of the faculty have national and international reputations as performing artists and teachers. Others are well known for their scholarly research, articles, and books. They are all dedicated to providing students with the best music education possible both in their classes and studios.

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