- Minor in Music (TU)
The minor in Music seeks to prepare students for a mastery of the initial and most essential fundamentals of the discipline of Music within a liberal arts context. It seeks to establish a foundation for life-long development and application of the primary components of music. It lays a foundation for students to continue their musical pursuits beyond college. Students interested in earning a degree in music as a major course of study can pursue an IPM in Music, which combines music with a secondary area of study. The minor provides the opportunity to pursue other academic majors to prepare for such music-connected careers as church musician, private music instructor, music librarian, music journalism, music business (with either business or communications,) musical theatre, music therapy, and song writing/lyrics (with English and comparative literature and/or creative writing), etc. The minor in Music may also generate sufficient preparation for one to pursue graduate studies in music or to function as a professional or community-based musician.
Students in the Music minor program seek:
- To acquire or build on an understanding and interpretation of music notation to prepare music for performance.
- To acquire an understanding and appreciation for the role music plays in the development of world cultures through focused research to place music into meaningful philosophical and historical contexts; to learn about and appreciate music as a fundamental component of “a life fully lived.”
- To acquire an ability to analyze a diverse range of musical compositions and styles to support the academic and performance aspects of music study.
- To develop the skills required for successful participation in a musical ensemble.
Minor in Music (TU)
- Completion of the following courses:
- MUS 331 Music Theory I
- MUS 332 Music Theory II
- MUS 333 Music History I
- MUS 334 Music History II
- Completion of all the following applied studies courses (one-on-one private lessons with an Affiliate Artist teacher) and Ensemble classes:
- A total of 4 semester hours of MUS 136 Applied Instruction in Music (lessons are available for all musical styles, for all instruments, and voice types).
- A total of 4 semester hours of either MUS 134 University Singers,
MUS 154 Jazz Ensemble, MUS 164 OU Chorale, or MUS 290 Symphonic Ensembles.