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Music Minor

The Music minor introduces students to theoretical and historical perspectives on the art of music, while allowing them to gain hands-on performance experience through applied lessons, musical ensembles, and voice classes. The academic understanding and practical skills acquired through the music minor are a professional asset for those pursuing careers in fields including education, theatre, speech-language pathology, speech communication, and therapy. This minor can be combined with any major and minor except the Music major.

Music Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Students must complete 18 credits from the following courses, 6 credits of which must be at the 3000/4000 level.

MUSC 1200 - Piano I (3 credits)

A laboratory class designed to integrate aural and written theory through the development of keyboard proficiency.

OR

MUSC 1300 - Beginning Guitar Class (3 credits)

A course designed to learn basic rhythmic patterns and scales, standard chord sequences and progressions from different styles for the developing electric or acoustic guitar player.

OR

MUSC 1500 - Beginning Voice (3 credits)

A performance-oriented course designed to introduce, develop and reinforce fundamental vocal skills and techniques.

MUSC 1960 - Commercial Music Theory (3 credits)

This course will introduce fundamentals of music theory including chord progressions, song forms, and harmonic techniques used in commercial music. Students will develop the foundation to write and analyze commercial music.

MUSC 3600 - Music of World Cultures (3 credits)

This course will introduce musical traditions from around the world and examine how cultural setting shapes the music. The meanings derived from musical styles and structures will be assessed through active and informed listening. Non-Western cultures studied may include West Africa, Asia, India, Latin America, and more. Prerequisite: COMP 2000, COMP 2000H, COMP 2010, or COMP 2020.

Select 6 credits from the following courses:

MUSC 1000 - Music Through History (3 credits)

This course traces the development of music in Western culture, with an emphasis on music written and preserved from the Middle Ages to the present. The course encourages and enables students to recognize, analyze, and understand the materials of music (such as musical instruments and their properties, and the use of scales, modes and rhythms) as well as various musical forms (fugue, sonata cycle, overture). 

Any MUSC courses

The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.

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