Music Performance, Minor

The minor in music performance offers students an opportunity to improve on their instrument or voice through ensemble performance, private lessons, recitals, and instruction in music theory. Students also take an elective in music that can be used to explore a genre, musical culture, or composer related to the student’s performance area or can be used to broaden the student’s musical horizons beyond their area of focus.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Note: Acceptance into the minor requires an audition.

Music Core

A grade of C or higher is required in music theory courses:

MUSC 1001Music in Everyday Life4
MUSC 1201Music Theory 14

Music Lessons

Complete four music lesson courses (courses are repeatable):4
Music Lessons 1
Music Lessons 2

Music Ensemble

Complete five music ensembles:5
Concert Band
Wind Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Rock Ensemble
Blues/Rock Ensemble
Create Your Own Music
Chamber Ensemble
Contemporary Music Ensemble
Jazz Choir and Combo
World Music Ensemble
Fusion Ensemble
Pep Band

Music Electives

Complete one of the following:4
Women in Music
Introduction to Art, Drama, and Music
Music in Popular Culture
Rock Music
Film Music
Debussy and the Music of Paris
Music of Latin America and the Caribbean
What’s Playing at Symphony?
Instrumentation and Orchestration
Black Popular Music
Music of Asia
Jazz Improvisation
Introduction to Songwriting
Popular Music Since 1945
History of Electronic Music
Punk Rock
40,000 Years of Music Technology
Musical Communities of Boston
Divas, DJs, and Double Standards
Music, Sound, and the Screen
War and Music
Special Topics in Music Analysis
Music Analysis Seminar
Seminar in Ethnomusicology: Issues in Fieldwork and Methodology

Music Recitals

MUSC 3410Recital 11
MUSC 4622Recital 21

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor