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Undergraduate Bachelor Programs

Music Minor

 

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A music minor is a great option for a student who is passionate about music, but choose to major in another field.

Our program aims to broaden, as well as deepen, students' understanding of the art of music and offers a good deal of flexibility, as outlined in the requirements below.

In addition, many students at MSMU have a serious interest in music and participate in our ensembles, applied music lessons, and general education music classes without pursuing either a major or minor.

Music Minor Course Requirements

  • MUS 1A: Musicianship I: Harmony (3 units)
    OR
    MUS 101A: Musicianship I: Harmony (3 units)
  • MUS 1B: Musicianship I: Solfege (1 unit)
    OR
    MUS 101B: Musicianship I: Solfege (1 unit)
  • MUS 1C: Musicianship I: Harmony (3 units)
    OR
    MUS 101C: Musicianship I: Harmony (3 units)
  • MUS 1D: Musicianship I: Solfege (1 unit)
    OR
    MUS 101D: Musicianship I: Solfege (1 unit)
  • MUS 13: Applied Music (Non-Maj) (1-3 units)
    AND/OR
    MUS 113: Applied Music (Non-Maj) (1-3 units)
    1 unit each semester for a total of 4 units

Three Units From the Following:

  • MUS 6: The Music Community: Exploring Sound and Meaning (3 units)
  • MUS 106: The Music Community: Exploring Sound and Meaning (3 units)
  • MUS 24A: Surveys of the History and Literature of Music (3 units)
  • MUS 124A: Surveys of the History and Literature of Music (3 units)
  • MUS 24B: Surveys of the History and Literature of Music (3 units)
  • MUS 124B: Surveys of the History and Literature of Music (3 units)
  • MUS 42: American Musical Theater (3 units)
  • MUS 142: American Musical Theater (3 units)
  • MUS 16: Music Cultures of the World (3 units)
  • MUS 116: Music Cultures of the World (3 units)
  • MUS 17: Women and Gender in Music (3 units)
  • MUS 117: Women and Gender in Music (3 units)
  • MUS 120: Rock Communities (3 units)
  • MUS 144: Mariachi Music (3 units)
  • MUS 145: Music and Violence (3 units)

Ensemble Requirement

Enrollment in a departmental ensemble each semester (select from the following)

  • MUS 23: Chamber Music (0-1 unit)
  • MUS 123: Chamber Music (0-1 unit)
  • MUS 60: Mount Bridge Orchestra (0-1 unit)
  • MUS 160: Mount Bridge Orchestra (0-1 unit)
  • MUS 19: Mount Chorus (0-1 unit)
  • MUS 119: Mount Chorus (0-1 unit)
  • MUS 21: Mount Singers (0-1 unit)
  • MUS 121: Mount Singers (0-1 unit)
  • MUS 165: Guitar Ensemble (0-1 unit)
  • MUS 70: Percussion Ensemble (0-1 unit)
  • MUS 170: Percussion Ensemble (0-1 unit)
  • MUS 161: West African Music & Dance Ensemble (0-1 unit)

 

Plus Music Elective Courses for a total of 21 units

Become Unstoppable

The Mount is the perfect choice for a degree in music. Situated in the vibrant and diverse musical community of Los Angeles means virtually unlimited access to music in all its forms.

Join the talented students who selected Mount Saint Mary’s University for their music education.