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Minor in Music

Expand on your passion for music.

If words such as rhythm, pitch, chord, or ensemble are in your everyday vocabulary, then minoring in music is a great option for you.

Students explore courses in musicology (music history), music theory, music composition, music technology, and performance studies, and is designed for student musicians with fundamental musical experience.

The minor in music requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a MUS prefix: six credits of performance courses, fulfilled through ensemble participation, and twelve credits of other music coursework.

Students will enroll in the following classes:

  • MUS 170 Exploring Elements of Music/Hawaiian Ukulele
  • MUS 201 Introduction to Music History
  • MUS 260 Music Technology I
  • MUS 275 Amer. Music Traditions: Hopi to Hip-Hop

AND they will complete 6 credits of ensemble coursework from the following options:

  • MUS 102 University Singers
  • MUS 105 Greenspring Valley Orchestra
  • MUS 290 Band (Concert/Pep or Marching, depending on semester)

Please note: Only 6 credits of ensemble coursework may be applied to a minor. Please contact the program director or your academic advisor for more information. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.

Minors at Stevenson

How can I apply this minor to my future career?

There are many ways you can turn this passion into a career.

Combine this with your major in Business Communication to enter the field as a representative or social media coordinator. Business Administration majors can use this minor to rise to leadership roles in the music industry. Theatre and Media Performance majors can use the performance opportunities to develop their portfolio. The options are endless!

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