Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Music

Program:
Minor in Music
Program Code:
7341 Music
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS08


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Music

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Music

The Minor in Music, which is administered by the College of Music, will provide students’ an understanding of the fundamental concepts of music.

This minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and the Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition, the Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies, the Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education, the Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Performance, and the Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Therapy. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Admission

The minor in music requires an audition. Admission is competitive. Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the undergraduate advisor in the College of Music.

Requirements for the Minor in Music

               
Complete all of the following courses (21 credits):  
1. All of the following courses (13 credits):  
  MUS 180 Fundamentals of Music 2
  MUS 181 Musicianship I 3
  MUS 182 Ear Training and Sight Singing I 1
  MUS 183 Ear Training and Sight Singing II 1
  MUS 211 History of Western Music to 1750 3
  MUS 212 History of Western Music Since 1750 3
2. Two credits selected from the following private lesson courses (2 credits)  
  MUS 150J Piano: Jazz 1
  MUS 150M  Piano for Piano Minors 1
  MUS 151J Voice: Jazz 1
  MUS 151N Voice for Non-Music Majors 1
  MUS 152J Stringed Instruments: Jazz 1
  MUS  152N  Strings for Non-Music Majors 1
  MUS 153J Woodwind Instruments: Jazz 1
  MUS  153N  Woodwinds for Non-Music Majors  1
  MUS 154J Brass Instruments: Jazz 1
  MUS  154N  Brass for Non-Music Majors  1
  MUS 155J Percussion Instruments: Jazz 1
  MUS  155N  Percussion for Non-Music Majors 1
3. Two credits selected from the following ensemble courses as approved by the undergraduate advisor in the College of Music (2 credits):  
  MUS 113 Philharmonic Orchestra 1
  MUS  116 Campus Band 1
  MUS  117 Concert Band 1
  MUS  118 Wind Symphony 1
  MUS  119 Symphony Band 1
  MUS  120 Symphony Orchestra 1
  MUS  125 Glee Club, Men and Women 1
  MUS  126 State Singers 1
  MUS  127 University Chorale 1
  MUS  130 Jazz Band 1
4. Complete an additional 4 credits from a combination of private lessons, major ensemble courses, or electives chosen from any undergraduate course in the College of Music, subject to prerequisities.  

 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Music, MNUN (7341)

Required Credits: 21    Program Version: SS09

Requirement 1: Minor - Music - Core
Minor - Music - Core: 6 courses from MUS180, MUS181, MUS182, MUS183, MUS211, MUS212

Requirement 2: Minor - Music - Private Lessons
Minor - Music - Private Lessons: 2 courses from MUS150J, MUS150M, MUS151J, MUS151N, MUS152J, MUS152N, MUS153J, MUS153N, MUS154J, MUS154N, MUS155J, MUS155N

Requirement 3: Minor - Music - Audition
Minor - Music - Audition: 1 course from performing an audition for placement into an ensemble in order to receive ensemble credit toward the minor.

Requirement 4: Minor - Music - Ensemble
Minor - Music - Ensemble: 2 courses from MUS113, MUS116, MUS117, MUS118, MUS119, MUS120, MUS125, MUS126, MUS127, MUS130
Conditions:
Minor - Music - Ensemble: Courses must be approved by the undergraduate adviser in the College of Music. (Applies to Requirement(s) 4)

Requirement 5: Minor - Music - Elective
Minor - Music - Elective: 4 credits from additional courses from any combination of private lessons, major ensemble courses, or electives chosen from any undergraduate course in the College of Music.

Requirement 6
21 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.