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Music Minor: Curriculum

The Music Department offers courses in basic musicianship, theory, music history, education, applied electives and ensemble performance.

Get a description of each of Cal U's music courses from our Course Catalog.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the minor.

Music Minor: 24 Credits

(nine of the 24 credits for the minor must be at 300 and/or 400 level.)

Required Courses (9 credits):

  • MUS 100 Introduction to Music
  • MUS 215 Comprehensive Musicianship I
  • MUS 315 Comprehensive Musicianship II.

History, Theory and Education Electives (9 credits minimum—pick three):

  • MUS 300 Jazz: History, Form & Analysis
  • MUS 304 The American Musical: History, Form & Analysis
  • MUS 305 African American Gospel and Caribbean Music: History, Form & Analysis
  • MUS 306 The Opera: History, Form & Analysis
  • MUS 310 Music in the Media: History, Form & Analysis
  • MUS 313 Rock & Roll: History, Form & Analysis

Applied Electives (3 credits minimum):

Option 1 (one of the following)

  • MUS 104 Voice Class (3 credits)
  • MUS 211 Class Piano (3 credits)

Option 2
The following courses (1 credit per semester) are repeatable to a maximum of 8 credits each.

  • MUS 109-409 Brass
  • MUS 119-419 Piano
  • MUS 129-429 Percussion
  • MUS 149-449 Woodwind
  • MUS 159-459 Voice
  • MUS 170-470 Guitar
  • MUS 179-479 Strings

Performance Electives (3 credits minimum):

The following courses are repeatable to a maximum of 8 credits.  The option to continue withoutcredit is available.

  • MUS 187 Guitar Ensemble
  • MUS 188 Orchestra
  • MUS 191 University Choir
  • MUS 192 California Singers (Audition only)
  • MUS 193 Gospel Choir
  • MUS 196 Jazz Ensemble (Audition only)
  • MUS 198 Marching Band
  • MUS 199 Concert Band
  • MUS 307 Special Music Project