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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)  

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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