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Catalog 2024-25 
Catalog 2024-25

Music, Minor

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The Music minor, in alignment with the major, emphasizes well-rounded musicianship, achieved through a balance of performance, composition, scholarship, and technology. You will be taking courses in each sub-discipline; taken together, these courses provide a solid foundation for any musician and support a range of cross-disciplinary interests involving music. The courses also lay a foundation for further music coursework in any of the sub-disciplines and contribute to the B.A. in Music, should you choose to make this your major.

Required Courses

Please note: Twelve of the units taken to complete a minor (6 of which are upper division) may not be used in fulfillment of other minors, concentrations, or major requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Historical and Theoretical Analysis

Students identify music genres from different periods and integrate historical and theoretical perspectives in analyzing contemporary styles.

Comparative Analysis

Students analyze music in a social, historical, and cultural context, and compare and contrast music of at least three different cultural traditions, including non-Eurocentric traditions.

Performance/Production Skills

Students express themselves with an intermediate to advanced level of instrumental, technological, and/or vocal competency.

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