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9.26. Music

Programs offered:
Minor in Music (TU)

The minor in Music seeks to prepare students with 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 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.) 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 a basic understanding of how music is structurally composed, as well as how to analyze music for performance preparation.
  • To acquire a basic understanding of how music fits into the context of Western history and culture and how this informs performance and related applications.
  • To acquire a basic understanding of how to apply musicianship in the creation of a musical performance.

Minor in Music (TU)

  1. Completion of the following courses:
    MUS 131 Music Theory I
    MUS 132 Music Theory II
    MUS 133 Music History I
    MUS 134 Music History II
  2. Completion of all of the following applied studies courses:
    1. A total of 4 semester hours of MUS 136 Applied Instruction in Music.
    2. A total of 4 semester hours (to be completed in consecutive semesters unless an exception is approved by the director of music or the provost) of either MUS 134 University Singers, MUS 144 Oglethorpe Concert Winds or MUS 154 Jazz Ensemble.