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INFORMATION FOR MUSIC MINORS AND NON-MAJORS

The music minor program is based around general applied study and requires a total of 21 hours to complete. In addition to applied lessons, ensembles and music theory, music minors choose several music electives that will allow them to get the most from the minor study.

MUSIC MINORS

Students seeking a minor in music must apply to the School of Music through Acceptd and audition for the appropriate faculty members. See the degree plan for the undergraduate music minor.

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NON-MAJORS

Minors and non-majors may qualify for music scholarships (although these funds are prioritized for music majors). To qualify, students seeking scholarships must apply via Acceptd and audition for the appropriate faculty members. Students with music scholarships, regardless of major, are required to play in two large ensembles.

ENSEMBLES FOR NON-MAJORS

Non-music majors who wish to participate in ensembles should

  1. Contact the conductor of the ensemble for more information.
  2. Participate in ensemble placement auditions the week before the semester begins.
  3. Check the School of Music homepage in early July/late November for ensemble placement information for the fall semester.

CLASS PIANO AND THEORY FOR NON-MAJORS

Non-majors who want to study piano or music theory have several options. Non-majors may request a permit to register for Introductory Class Piano MUAP 1100 or Basic Theory MUTC 1001. Theory and piano classes beyond this level require placement assessments. To continue the theory and/or piano sequence past the introductory levels, students must have passed the previous course with a "C-" or better. Contact the Music Admissions Office for assistance. - LILY

APPLIED LESSONS FOR NON-MAJORS


Non-music majors who wish to take applied lessons only (i.e., piano lessons, trombone lessons, etc.), and are not seeking a talent-based music performance scholarship, must be approved for private study by applied faculty. Students only seeking lessons do NOT need to complete an application via Acceptd; rather, email the appropriate applied faculty member (directly) to inquire about applied lessons and schedule an audition. Students who are accepted for Applied Lessons Only are offered lessons as space in the studios allows. Additionally, undergraduate students who take Applied Lessons Only are required to perform in an ensemble as selected or approved by faculty (intro level applied classes are exempt).