Music - Minor

College of the Arts
School of Music
E101 Center for the Performing Arts
Kent Campus
330-672-2172
schoolofmusic@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/music


Description

The Music minor provides a basic understanding of music literature, theory and performance. Prospective students take a theory placement test and audition in piano, voice or on a traditional orchestral/band instrument before beginning their studies.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus
  • Stark Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Minor Requirements

[MUS]

Minor Requirements (courses count in major GPA) (min C grade required in all courses)
MUS 11121THEORY I 4
MUS 11122THEORY II 4
MUS 22111THE UNDERSTANDING OF MUSIC (KFA) (music major section)3
Applied Music 36000-level courses (2 semesters)4
Music Major Ensemble Electives (2 semesters) 12
Music (MUS) Electives (number of elective credit hours depends on meeting minimum 21 total credit hours) 20-2
Choose from the following:2-4
SINGER'S DICTION I
SINGER'S DICTION II
THEORY III
MUSIC AS A WORLD PHENOMENON (DIVG) (KFA)
MUSIC HISTORY I
MUSIC HISTORY II (WIC)
AFRICAN MUSIC AND CULTURES
AMERICA'S MUSIC
HISTORY OF JAZZ (DIVD)
ROOTS OF ROCK
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21
1

Major ensembles include: MUS 45111, MUS 45121, MUS 45141, MUS 45142, MUS 45143, MUS 45212, MUS 45221 and MUS 45223.

2

Music electives may include additional applied music, major or chamber ensembles or any other music courses for which the students have fulfilled the prerequisite.

  • A transfer student pursuing the music minor must take a minimum of 11 credit hours in music courses at Kent State University including one semester of applied music and one semester of a major ensemble.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Minor GPA
2.250
  • A minimum C grade is required in all courses.