Music Performance (Minor)

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The minor program in music performance allows students with a background in playing an instrument or in singing to continue to develop their musicianship while pursuing their major studies. The coursework includes individualized instruction and ensemble experience to develop the student's performance skills.

Program Offered

Music Performance (Minor)

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


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Application Requirements

Students who wish to add the performance minor or BIS concentration should email The Academic Affairs Office will direct you to the appropriate faculty member with whom to schedule an audition. Current music majors are not eligible for a performance minor.

Advisors should not add the minor until the student presents a letter from the School of Music Academic Affairs Office confirming that the student has successfully passed the audition.

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program Requirements

The minor requires 21 hours (12 upper-division) in performance, history, theory and electives.
Students may transfer up to 9 credit hours toward the minor.
Admission requirement: An audition is required for entrance into the minor and MUP 121 study. Audition criteria are determined by area faculty and will be similar to the MUP 111 and MUP 311 criteria found in the Audition Requirements section on this webpage.
Required Courses -- 6 credit hours
Ensembles - Three semesters of ensembles related to the primary instrument studied in the minor -- 3 credit hours
Ensemble - Fourth semester of ensemble (may be unrelated to the primary instrument studied in the minor) -- 1 credit hours
Music History -- 6 credit hours
Music Theory -- 3 credit hours
Students will take a theory diagnostic exam to determine placement in either MUS 100 or MTC 125.
Music Electives -- 2 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.