Music Minor at Florida Tech

The music minor at Florida Tech University is offered to those students with interests in the field of music, but who do not wish to pursue a full undergraduate degree in the area. The music minor will appeal to students who desire a music concentration to supplement their chosen disciplinary major. To obtain a music minor, students complete 18 credit hours of a chosen track.

 For more information about the Music Minor curriculum please visit the University Catalog or schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Instrumental Music Performance Track (Winds, Brass, Percussion)

Applied Music: (3 Credits)

  • MUS 1150 

Ensemble: (6 Credits)

  • MUS 2203: Concert Band
  • MUS 2205: Jazz Band 

Music Theory: (3 Credits)

  • MUS 1310 Music Theory and Ear Training I

Elective: (6 Credits of one of the following options)

Option 1 (6 Credits)
One course from the following:

  • MUS 2280 Intro to American Popular Music
  • MUS 2290 Intro to World Music Culture
  • MUS 2470 Intro to Western Classical Music
  • MUS 3185 Special Topics in Music Literature
  • HUM 1010 Music Technology/Recording Class
  • MUS 2310 Music Theory and Ear Training II 

Option 2 (6 Credits)

  • MUS 1185 Special Topics in Applied Music
  • MUS 3190 Junior Recital
  • MUS 4190 Senior Recital
  • One Course from Option 1 

Option 3 (6 Credits)

  • MUS 1185 Special Topics in Applied Music: Beginning Jazz Improvisation
  • MUS 1185 Special Topics in Applied Music: Advanced Jazz Improvisation
  • MUS 4190 Senior Recital
  • One Course from Option 1

  

Instrumental Music Performance Track (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass)

Applied Music: (3 Credits)

  • MUS 1150 

Ensemble: (6 Credits)

  • MUS 2204: String Orchestra
  • MUS 2205: Jazz Band 

Music Theory: (3 Credits)

  • MUS 1310 Music Theory and Ear Training I

 Elective: (6 Credits of one of the following options)

Option 1 (6 Credits)
One course from the following:

  • MUS 2280 Intro to American Popular
  • MusicMUS 2290 Intro to World Music Culture
  • MUS 2470 Intro to Western Classical Music
  • MUS 3185 Special Topics in Music Literature
  • HUM 1010 Music Technology/Recording Class
  • MUS 2310 Music Theory and Ear Training II

Option 2 (6 Credits)

  • MUS 1185 Special Topics in Applied Music
  • MUS 3190 Junior Recital
  • MUS 4190 Senior Recital
  • One Course from Option 1

Option 3 (6 Credits)

  • MUS 1185 Special Topics in Applied Music: Beginning Jazz Improvisation
  • MUS 1185 Special Topics in Applied Music: Advanced Jazz Improvisation
  • MUS 4190 Senior Recital
  • One Course from Option 1

 

Vocal Music Performance Track

Applied Music: (3 Credits)

  • MUS 1150 

Ensemble: (6 Credits)

  • MUS 2201: Concert Choir
  • MUS 2202: A Capella 

Music Theory: (3 Credits)

  • MUS 1310 Music Theory and Ear Training I

Elective: 6 Credits of one of the following options:

Option 1 (6 credits)
One course from the following:

  • MUS 2280 Intro to American Popular Music
  • MUS 2290 Intro to World Music Culture
  • MUS 2470 Intro to Western Classical Music
  • MUS 3185 Special Topics in Music Literature
  • MUS 2310 Music Theory and Ear Training II 

Option 2 (6 credits)

  • MUS 1185 Special Topics in Applied Music
  • MUS 3190 Junior Recital
  • MUS 4190 Senior Recital
  • One Course from Option 1

Instrumental Music Performance Track (Guitar, Piano)

Music Theory: (6 Credits)

  • MUS 1310 Music Theory and Ear Training I
  • MUS 2310 Music Theory and Ear Training II 

Music History and Literature: (6 Credits)

Two courses from the following:

  • MUS 2280 Intro to American Popular Music
  • MUS 2290 Intro to World Music Culture
  • MUS 2470 Intro to Western Classical Music
  • MUS 3185 Special Topics in Music Literature
  • HUM 1010 Music Technology/Recording Class 

Applied Music: (3 Credits)

Option 1 (3 Credits)

  • Piano: MUS 1150
  • Guitar: MUS1150

Option 2 (3 Credits)

  • Piano
    • MUS 1203 Beginning Piano (1)
    • MUS 1204 Intermediate Piano (1)
    • MUS 1150 Private Studio Lessons (.5)
    • MUS 1150 Private Studio Lessons (.5)
  • Guitar
    • MUS 1201 Beginning Guitar (1)
    • MUS 1202 Intermediate Guitar (1)
    • MUS 1150 Private Studio Lessons (.5)
    • MUS 1150 Private Studio Lessons (.5)

Elective: (3 Credits from one of the following options)

Option 1

One course from the following:

  • MUS 2280 Intro to American Popular Music
  • MUS 2290 Intro to World Music Culture
  • MUS 2470 Intro to Western Classical Music
  • MUS 3185 Special Topics in Music Literature
  • HUM 1010 Music Technology/Recording Class

Option 2

3 Credits of Either

  • MUS 2205: Jazz Band
  • MUS 2201: Concert Choir

Option 3

3 Credits

  • MUS 2205 or MUS 2201: Jazz Band or Choir (1)
  • MUS 3190 Junior Recital (1)
  • MUS 4190 Senior Recital (1)

  

Applied Arts Performance (Flex Option)

The Applied Arts Performance track allows students to explore music through a flexible program of study. It combines courses in music theory and music history with practical application through ensemble participation and applied music study. This combination of the academic and the practical offers students, in a broader sense, a better understanding of music.

Applied Music: (3 Credits)

  • MUS 1150 

Ensemble: (6 Credits)

Choose at least six-semester credits of the following courses:

  • MUS 2201: Concert Choir
  • MUS 2202: A Capella
  • MUS 2204: Orchestra
  • MUS 2203 Concert Band
  • MUS 2205 Jazz Band 

Electives: 9 Credits of one of the following options:

  • MUS 1310 Music Theory and Ear Training I
  • MUS 2310 Music Theory and Ear Training II
  • MUS 2280 Intro to American Popular Music
  • MUS 2290 Intro to World Music Culture
  • MUS 2470 Intro to Western Classical Music
  • MUS 3185 Special Topics in Music Literature
  • HUM 1010 Music Technology/Recording Class