Music Performance (Minor)

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The minor program in music performance allows students with a background in playing an instrument or in singing to continue their studies in music. The coursework develops these skills through individual instrumental or vocal instruction and offers performance opportunities through various ensemble experiences. The program also includes the study of theoretical and historical elements of music.

An audition is required for acceptance into the program, which includes private instruction in one primary instrument. Students interested in pursuing the minor in music performance should contact the Office of Academic Affairs in the School of Music for audition information and to schedule the audition.

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Music Performance (Minor)

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


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Program requirements

The minor or BIS concentration requires 21 hours (12 upper division) in performance, history, theory and electives.
Students may transfer up to 9 credit hours toward the minor.
Admission requirement: An audition is required for entrance into the minor or BIS concentration and MUP 121 study. Audition criteria are determined by area faculty and will be similar to the MUP 111 and MUP 311 criteria found in the Audition Requirements section on this webpage:
Required Courses -- 6 credit hours
Ensembles - Three semesters of ensembles related to the primary instrument studied in the minor -- 3 credit hours
Ensemble - Fourth semester of ensemble (may be unrelated to the primary instrument studied in the minor) -- 1 credit hours
Music History -- 6 credit hours
Music Theory -- 3 credit hours
Students will take a theory diagnostic exam to determine placement in either MUS 100 or MTC 125.
Music Electives -- 2 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.