9.29. Music

Programs offered:

  • 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:

  1. To acquire or build on an understanding and interpretation of music notation to prepare music for performance.
  2. 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.”
  3. To acquire an ability to analyze a diverse range of musical compositions and styles to support the academic and performance aspects of music study.
  4. To develop the skills required for successful participation in a musical ensemble.

Minor in Music (TU)

  1. 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
  2. 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.