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Minor in Music

Minors in Music in the concentration areas of performance, conducting, composition and history and theory, as well as in the concentration in music, science, and technology provide the student with a core of essential Music courses in the disciplines that establish both a foundation for informed appreciation of music and a basis for more advanced study, should the student wish to pursue it.

Requirements—Total of 36 units required course work as delineated below. Students in either minor must also pass the piano and ear-training proficiency examinations required of Music majors.

Required Courses for the Minor in Music with concentrations in performance, conducting, composition, and history and theory—

  1. Theory—
    • MUSIC 21. Elements of Music I (4 units)
    • MUSIC 22. Elements of Music II (4 units)
    • MUSIC 23. Elements of Music III (4 units)
  2. History—
    • MUSIC 40. Music History to 1600 (4 units)
    • MUSIC 41. Music History 1600–1830 (4 units)
    • MUSIC 42. Music History Since 1830 (4 units)
  3. Applied (two quarters)—
    • MUSIC 159-171. Ensemble (2 units, total)
    • MUSIC 172-177. Individual Instruction (6 units, total)
  4. Choice of one (WIM)—
    • MUSIC 140-149, 190H, 251 (4 units)

Required Courses for the Minor in Music with a concentration in music, science, and technology—

  1. Theory—
    • MUSIC 21. Elements of Music I (4 units)
    • MUSIC 22. Elements of Music II (4 units)
    • MUSIC 23. Elements of Music III (4 units)
    • MUSIC 150. Musical Acoustics (3 units)
    • MUSIC 251. Psychophysics and Music Cognition (WIM) (4 units)
    • MUSIC 220A. Fundamentals of Computer-Generated Sound (4 units)
    • MUSIC 220B. Compositional Algorithms, Psychoacoustics, and Spatial Processing (4 units)
  2. Applied—
    • MUSIC 192A. Foundations of Sound-Recording Technology (3 units)
    • MUSIC 192B. Advanced Sound-Recording Technology (3 units)
    • MUSIC 192C. Session Recording (two quarters; 3 units total)

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