Jul 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Music Minor

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The music minor is for the person who has a background in music, is at a musical level to be able to participate in department courses and ensembles, but chooses to major in a field outside of music. The minor includes the study of the structure of music, aural training, music literature and private and ensemble studies. The program is designed to yield a balanced music background. Since music minors participate in coursework required for music majors, students in the minor are required to have a music background, having studied an instrument or voice for several years, and be able to read musical notation. No entrance audition is required for the minor; however, entry into the minor requires permission from the department.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop fundamental skills in performance, individually and in ensembles.
  2. Demonstrate basic skills in musicianship, analysis and composition.
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the history of music in Western civilization.  

Minor Requirements

At least 15 credits of music coursework must be earned from Marylhurst University. Coursework with a grade less than C will not be applied toward any minor requirement.

Note: Higher-level music courses may be substituted for any requirement in the minor with department approval.

Ensembles - 6 credits

  • ENS 1** Community Ensemble or 2** Major Ensemble 1 1 cr. (taken 6 terms for 6 crs. total)

Private Lessons on Primary Instrument - 6 credits

  • MUP 1** Applied Music 0 1 cr. (taken 6 terms for 6 crs. total)

Functional Instruments - 4 credits

Music History and Literature - 3 credits

Total for the Minor: 30 credits

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