Music Minor

6180
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Classroom
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Minor
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 6180 Degree Awarded: None
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Due to the performance nature of this minor, students must take courses more than once in order to fulfill the requirements for the minor.

Curriculum (19 credit hours)
  • MUS 1310 Music Theory and Ear Training
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the grammar of Western music through music theory, sight singing and ear training. Teaches pitch and rhythm notation and fundamentals of melody, harmony and time. Covers basic aural, visual and vocal experiences in dictation and singing at sight. Provides skills needed to sing and perform simple rhythms at sight and melodies by ear.
  • MUS 2310 Music Theory and Ear Training 2
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces advanced Western music through music theory, sight singing and ear training. Expands basic understanding of pitch and rhythm notation, and the fundamentals of melody, harmony and time. Covers both major and minor keys, how to perform complex rhythms at sight, and recognize melodic intervals, triad and cadence types.
Four credit hours from the following:
  • MUS 2160 Advanced Jazz Techniques
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides students with an opportunity to develop advanced jazz improvisation techniques in the context of a small, technically balanced ensemble of from three to seven performers.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
  • MUS 2201 Concert Choir
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides students the opportunity to earn credit through performance as part of a concert choir under the direction of a member of the music faculty.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
  • MUS 2202 Chamber Music Ensemble
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides students the opportunity to earn credit through performance as part of a chamber music ensemble under the direction of a member of the music faculty.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
  • MUS 2203 Concert Band
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides students the opportunity to earn credit through performance as part of a concert band under the direction of a member of the music faculty.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
  • MUS 2204 String Orchestra
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides students the opportunity to earn credit through performance as part of a string orchestra under the direction of a member of the music faculty.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
  • MUS 2205 Jazz Ensemble
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides experienced music students the opportunity to earn credit through performance as part of a jazz ensemble under the direction of a member of the music faculty.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
Two credit hours from the following:
  • MUS 1150 Introductory Applied Music
    Credit Hours: 0
    Fosters mastery of performance techniques. Sets out specific assignments to help individual students develop the ability to comprehend musical symbolism needed to study a particular composition in depth and to aid in performing at first sight. May be repeated once for credit before advancing or terminating study.
    Requirement(s):
    Placement audition
  • MUS 2150 Applied Music
    Credit Hours: 0
    Sets out specific assignments to help individual students develop the ability to comprehend musical symbolism needed to study a particular composition in depth and to aid in performing at first sight.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
One course from the following:
  • MUS 2280 Introduction to American Popular Music
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores popular music and culture in the United States and select non-American genres. Investigates key periods and genres that define the popular idiom in the United States. Highlights changes in technology, politics, economy, race relations, gender and listener demographics, and the relationship between popular music and social conditions.
  • MUS 2290 Introduction to World Music Culture
    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys the music culture of the world. Focuses on music other than that of Western European tradition. Explores learning and performing, music in ceremony and ritual, and music cultures in context.
  • MUS 2470 Introduction to Western Classical Music
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the styles and history of Western Classical music. Covers musical discourse and critical listening skills. Includes becoming familiar with great composers and great works of music from the six major historical style periods (medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century).
Four credit hours from the following:
  • MUS 1185 Special Topics in Applied Music
    Credit Hours: 1
    Focuses on the study of a particular instrument, performance technique or style. Topic announced before registration.
  • MUS 1201 Group Beginning Guitar
    Credit Hours: 1
    Introduces fundamentals of acoustic guitar playing in a participatory setting. Teaches basic open chords (major, minor, dominant seventh), common progressions and fundamental rhythmic values. Includes barre chords, basic picking patterns and single-note melodies on the sixth, fifth and fourth strings. Requires own guitar, but not prior experience.
  • MUS 1202 Group Intermediate Guitar
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides more advanced skills and instruction beyond MUS 1201. Reviews beginning guitar topics and continues with more advanced picking patterns, barre chords and scales. Focuses on improvisation to common chord progressions and accompanying singing. Requires practice outside of class.
    Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite course or instructor approval.
  • MUS 1203 Group Beginning Piano
    Credit Hours: 1
    Introduces students to the fundamentals of keyboard playing in a participatory classroom setting. Begins with proper hand positions, scales and fundamental theory. Progresses to chords, exercises for two hands and short pieces for both hands. Requires practice outside of class. No prior music experience is necessary.
  • MUS 1204 Group Intermediate Piano
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides more advanced skills and instruction beyond MUS 1203. Reviews beginning piano topics and continues with more advanced minor scales, minor modes and secondary chords. Includes solo repertoire for two hands and activities in improvisation and accompanying singing. Requires practice outside of class.
    Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite course or instructor approval.
  • MUS 2160 Advanced Jazz Techniques
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides students with an opportunity to develop advanced jazz improvisation techniques in the context of a small, technically balanced ensemble of from three to seven performers.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
  • MUS 2201 Concert Choir
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides students the opportunity to earn credit through performance as part of a concert choir under the direction of a member of the music faculty.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
  • MUS 2202 Chamber Music Ensemble
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides students the opportunity to earn credit through performance as part of a chamber music ensemble under the direction of a member of the music faculty.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
  • MUS 2203 Concert Band
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides students the opportunity to earn credit through performance as part of a concert band under the direction of a member of the music faculty.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
  • MUS 2204 String Orchestra
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides students the opportunity to earn credit through performance as part of a string orchestra under the direction of a member of the music faculty.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
  • MUS 2205 Jazz Ensemble
    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides experienced music students the opportunity to earn credit through performance as part of a jazz ensemble under the direction of a member of the music faculty.
    Requirement(s):
    Audition and instructor approval
  • MUS 2280 Introduction to American Popular Music
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores popular music and culture in the United States and select non-American genres. Investigates key periods and genres that define the popular idiom in the United States. Highlights changes in technology, politics, economy, race relations, gender and listener demographics, and the relationship between popular music and social conditions.
  • MUS 2290 Introduction to World Music Culture
    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys the music culture of the world. Focuses on music other than that of Western European tradition. Explores learning and performing, music in ceremony and ritual, and music cultures in context.
  • MUS 2470 Introduction to Western Classical Music
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the styles and history of Western Classical music. Covers musical discourse and critical listening skills. Includes becoming familiar with great composers and great works of music from the six major historical style periods (medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century).
  • MUS 3185 Special Topics in Music Literature
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies a particular genre of music, composer or historical period. Focuses on analytical techniques and cultural contexts. Topic announced before registration.
Optional Performance Opportunity
  • MUS 3190 Junior Recital
    Credit Hours: 0
    Includes performances as half-recitals by two junior-standing students pursuing music minors.
    Requirement(s):
    Instructor and program chair approval. Acts as the capstone project for the music minor, 6180.
  • MUS 4190 Senior Recital
    Credit Hours: 0
    Includes performances presented as half-recitals by two senior-standing students pursuing music minors.
    Requirement(s):
    Instructor and program chair approval. Acts as the capstone project for the music minor, 6180.