Music Minor

Music Minor Curriculum (20 credits)

The newly revised Music Minor enables students to pursue diverse and flexible coursework in three categories, totaling 20 credits.

  1. Knowing Music (11 credits): academic courses enable students to pursue interests ranging from classical, jazz, and global music to music theory.
  2. Creating Music (4 credits): active courses enable students to take individual or group lessons on an instrument or voice, to explore music technology, to compose new music, and to deepen understanding of the voice.
  3. Performing Music (5 credits): ensemble courses develop students’ collaborative skills in a variety of creative genres.

Knowing Music: 11 credits

Required Courses:
MUSC 161 Music Theory I
3 credits
MUSC 161L Theory I Ear Training Lab
1 credit
MUSC 162 Music Theory II
3 credits
MUSC 162L Theory II Ear Training Lab
1 credit
And choose one of the following:
MUSC 171 Music In the Humanities
3 credits
MUSC 175 Jazz History
3 credits
MUSC 249 World Music
3 credits
MUSC 261 Music Theory III*
3 credits
 *requires co-requisite Theory III Ear Training Lab for 1 credit

Creating Music: 4 credits

Choose 4 credits from the following:
MUSC 120 Intro to Music Tech
1 credit
MUSC 121 Piano Class I
1 credit
MUSC 122 Piano Class II
1 credit
MUSC 123 Guitar Class I
1 credit
MUSC 124 Guitar Class II
1 credit
MUSC 125 Group Voice Class
1 credit
MUSC 131 Applied Lessons*
1 credit
*can take up to 4 credits
MUSC 257 Creative Music Lab 1 credit
MUSC 231 Vocal Diction I
2 credits
MUSC 232 Vocal Diction II
2 credits
MUSC 320 Vocal Pedagogy
2 credits

Performing Music: 5 credits

Choose 5 credits from the following:*
MUSC 140 Concert Choir
1 credit
MUSC 143 Chamber Singers
1 credit
MUSC 144 Gonzaga Glee Club
1 credit
MUSC 145 Discantus Chorus
1 credit
MUSC 146 Wind Ensemble
1 credit
MUSC 147 Symphony Orchestra
1 credit
MUSC 149 Jazz Workshop Combo
1 credit
MUSC 150 Guitar Ensemble
1 credit
MUSC 152 Gonzaga Jazz Ensemble
1 credit
MUSC 153 String Chamber Ensemble
1 credit
*One ensemble can be taken up to 8 times total for credit. A maximum of 5 of those credits will apply to the minor and fulfill this category

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