Two minors in music are available to students: an applied music minor and an elective music minor.

Applied Music Minor

Sixteen hours in one performance area (minimum eight hours at or above level 201 and one year in an appropriate ensemble), normally consisting of 14 hours of applied study and two hours of ensemble. A hearing is required to establish appropriate placement of study. Limited enrollment in some areas based on teacher availability.

Instrumental and Vocal Requirements (voice, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, guitar, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, percussio) Credits
14 hours of applied music 14
2 hours of ensemble 2
Total 16
Piano Requirements Credits
14 hours of piano 14
2 hours of ensemble 2
Total 16
Organ Requirements Credits
14 hours of organ 14
2 hours of ensemble 2
Total 16
Keyboard Credits
14 hours of piano and organ combined 14
2 hours of ensemble 2
Total 16

Elective Music Minor

The elective minor in music is a special 16-hour concentration of selected courses developed to meet the student’s individual interests, as approved by the director of the Greatbatch School of Music. It may include some applied and/or ensemble work but requires a minimum of eight credits of coursework other than applied lessons or ensembles. The course of study agreed upon by the student and department is placed on file in the Registrar’s Office.


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