Music Minor, UG
for the Minor in Music
The School of Music offers non-music majors an exposure to music through courses in musicology and ethnomusicology, music theory, music composition, music technology, jazz history and studies, and performance studies (through applied lessons and ensemble). The Music Minor is intended for student musicians with previously established, fundamental musical experiences - individuals who wish to expand upon already obtained musical skills and related study - and is not intended to be an introduction to music.
Admission to the Music Minor
Prospective Music Minors must apply for acceptance into the program. For more information, please see https://my.faa.illinois.edu/gradstat/login.asp, or contact the Music Admissions Office (in Music Building Room 2018) for general instructions on how to apply for the minor.
The Music Minor requires the successful completion of 21 semester hours of courses in music according to the following distribution:
- Six to eight (6-8) credit hours in music core coursework, including either four (4) credits in Music Theory and Practice I and II (MUS 101 and MUS 102) or six (6) credits in Rudiments of Music Theory I and II (MUS 103 and MUS 104), plus two (2) credits in Introduction to Art Music (MUS 110);
- At least six credit hours must derive from upper division or advanced music courses. This includes MUS 313 and MUS 314 (which also serve as General Education courses), or any other MUS 300-or 400-level music course with instructor approval;
- Additional music elective credit hours may include private lessons (applied lessons) pending successful completion of an audition with the appropriate music professor and availability of teaching staff;
- Up to three (3) credit hours of ensembles may be used for electives and can be selected from MUS 250, MUS 252-MUS 257, MUS 260-MUS 272;
- Topics offered under MUS 199 or MUS 499 must be approved for credit toward by the music minor advisor.
The Music Minor requires the successful completion of 18 semester hours of courses in music according to the following requirements:
|MUS 101||Music Theory and Practice I||2-3|
|or MUS 102||Music Theory and Practice II|
|or MUS 103||Rudiments of Music Theory I|
|MUS 110||Introd Art Mus: Intl Perspect||3|
|Upper Division Music Courses (300- and 400-level)|
|MUS 300- and MUS 400-level courses will be selected in consultation with a School of Music advisor in accordance with student interest.||6|
|Ensemble courses (MUSC 447-MUSC 498) do not satisfy the six-hour upper-division requirement. MUSC applied lessons at the 400-level will satisfy this requirement providing the student has taken four semesters of MUSC applied lessons at the 100-level in the same applied area.|
Registering for non-major applied lessons requires communicating with the appropriate music professor and the availability of teaching staff. It also requires a nominal semester fee for weekly lessons.
for the Minor in Music
department website: https://music.illinois.edu
department faculty: Music Faculty
college website: https://faa.illinois.edu/