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Music Minor

School of Music
College of the Arts
E101 Music and Speech Center
Tel: 330-672-2172

The Music minor provides a basic understanding of music literature, theory and performance. Prospective students take a theory placement test and audition in piano, voice, or on a traditional orchestral/band instrument before beginning their studies.

Course    Title    Credits   
MUS    11121    Theory    3   
11122    Theory    3   
MUS    22111    The Understanding of Music (music major section)
Applied music 36000-level courses (2 semesters)    4   
Major ensemble courses (2 semesters)    2   
Music electives    6-7   
Choose from the following:    2-3   
MUS    18611    Singer's Diction I (1)     
18612    Singer's Diction II (1)     
21121    Music Theory to 1750 (3)

22121    Music as a World Phenomenon (3)     
32211    Music History to 1750 (3)     
32212    Music History from 1750 to 1900 (3)     
42111    African Music and Cultures (3)     
42131    America's Music(3)     
42161    History of Jazz (3) 

42101    Roots of Rock (3)     
TOTAL    24   

Minimum C- (1.70) grade required in all music courses.

Music electives may include additional applied music, major or chamber ensembles or any other music courses for which the students have fulfilled the prerequisite.

Major ensembles include: MUS 45111 University Choir, MUS 45121 Kent Chorus, MUS 45141 KSU Chorale, MUS 45142 Men's Chorus, MUS 45143 Women's Chorus, MUS 45212 Orchestra, MUS 45221 Concert Band and MUS 45223 Wind Ensemble.

Minimum 2.25 GPA in the minor required for graduation.

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