Music, Minor College of Letters & Science

The music minor allows students to explore and engage with a wide range of musical styles and genres, including classical music, jazz, popular music, and many musics of the world. The minor aims to enrich student experience by integrating performance experience with diverse music department ensembles, including the University Symphony, University Chorus, University Concert Band, Jazz Band, world music ensembles (Indonesian Gamelan, Samba School, Hindustani Vocal Ensemble, Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Brazilian Capoeira Ensemble, Samba School) and numerous chamber ensembles. By providing opportunities to build musical skills and to research and write about a variety of musical traditions, the minor helps students of all backgrounds highlight their creativity, collaborative skills, careful listening and cultural awareness.

Major Advisors

J. Diaz, S. Nichols, I. Oseguera

Choose a minimum of 16 units:16
History & Analysis of Jazz
History of Rock Music
Introduction to Electronic Music
Handmade Electronic Music
The Musical World of Beethoven
The Musical World of a 20th-Century Composer
The Musical World of J. S. Bach
The Musical World of Mozart
The Musical World of an 18th-Century Composer
The Musical World of an American Composer
History of Film Music
Introduction to the Music of The Beatles
The Broadway Musical
American Music
Music from Latin America
Musics of the Americas
Musics of Africa, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent
Musics of East & Southeast Asia
Folk Musics of Europe
Choose a minimum of 6 units:6
University Jazz Band
University Symphony
University Chamber Singers
University Concert Band
University Chorus
Early Music Ensemble
Chamber Music Ensemble
University Wind Ensemble
Hindustani Vocal Ensemble
Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble
Brazilian Samba School
Korean Percussion Ensemble
Afro-Cuban Ensemble
Brazilian Capoeira Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Total Units22