Music Performance Minor

Minor Advisor: Gideon D'Addio,

This minor provides students with high-level training in instrumental or vocal performance. Four semesters of individual study are taken concurrently with four semesters of ensemble. A music theory course and a music history course provide basic historical and theoretical background in support of performance studies.

Admission to the minor in music performance is based on a required performance audition before a faculty committee prior to enrolling in the minor. Audition information, including requirements, can be found at

Students who fulfill minor requirements will receive a minor on the official transcript. Please contact the School of Music student services team for more information.

Course Title Credits
MUSP302Music Performance2
MUSP303Music Performance2
MUSP402Music Performance2
MUSP403Music Performance2
Select four semesters of ensemble of the following:4
MUSC140Music Fundamentals I3
Any 1xx- or 2xx-level courses in Musicology and Ethnomusicology including:3
What Does Music Mean?
Popular Music in Black America
History of Popular Music, 1950-Present
The Impact of Music on Life
World Popular Musics and Identity
Selected Musical Cultures of the World
Exploring the Power of Musical Performance in Social Engagement
Total Credits18

No course grade below the grade of "C-" may count toward the minor. An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.