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Music Minor Sample Curriculum (24 Hours Total)

Required Courses:

Course Credit
Hours
Title
MUS 111 3 Intro to Music History/Lit
MUS 121a
or
MUS 231
1,2 Class Piano
or
Jazz Keyboard Theory
MUS 124
or
MUS 125a w/ 126a
3,4 Foundations of Music
or
Theory of Music
w/ Aural Skills
MUS 305, 337, 357a,
411, or
Thea 392
3 3 Credits of Upper Level Music History/Lit Courses


The remainder of credits (at least 8 hours) will be taken within a concentration of performance, jazz, music education, music business, music history/literature, or music theory. 

Available courses within each area are listed below:

PERFORMANCE

Course Credit
Hours
Title
MUS 140 (F, Sp) 2 Private Applied Lessons
MUS 240 (F, SP) 2 Private Applied Lessons
MUS ??? 1 Ensemble(s)

JAZZ

Course Credit
Hours
Title

MUS 141 (F, Sp)

2 Private Applied Lessons (Jazz)
MUS 241 (F, Sp) 2 Private Applied Lessons (Jazz)
MUS 333 1 Jazz Combo
MUS 433 1 Concert Jazz Band
MUS 230 1 Beginning Improvisation
MUS 330 1 Intermediate Improvisation
MUS 231 2 Jazz Keyboard Theory
MUS 331 2 Jazz Keyboard Theory
MUS 337 3 Evolution of Jazz Styles
MUS 338 3 Jazz
MUS 436 2 Jazz Education

MUSIC EDUCATION

Course Credit
Hours
Title
MUS 300 3

Music in the Elementary Classroom

MUS 112 1 Class Woodwinds
MUS 113 1 Class Brass
MUS 114 1 Class Percussion
MUS 115 (F, Sp) 1 Class Voice
MUS 116 1 Class Strings

MUSIC BUSINESS

Course Credit
Hours
Title
MUS 395a 3 Music Business
MUS 395b 3 Music Business
MUS 401 2 Psycho-Physiology of Music
MKTG 300 3 Principles of Marketing

MUSIC HISTORY/LITERATURE

Course Credit
Hours
Title
MUS 305 3 Non-Wstern Music
MUS 337 3 Evolution of Jazz Styles
MUS 338 3 Jazz
MUS 357a 3 History of Western Music
MUS 357b 3 History of Western Music
MUS 411 2 Music Literature
THEA 392 3 American Musical Theater

MUSIC THEORY

Course Credit
Hours
Title
MUS 121a 1 Class Piano
MUS 121 b 1 Class Piano
MUS 124 3 Foundations of Music
MUS 125a 3 Theory of Music
MUS 125b 3 Theory of Music
MUS 126a 1 Aural Skills
MUS 126b 1 Aural Skills
MUS 401 2 Psycho-Physiology of Music

TRANSFER STUDENTS Transfer students should contact the department for a review of credentials and placement at least 30 days before the beginning of the term for which entry is desired. Transfer Credit Equivalency Guides are located at siue.edu/transfer.

* For a transfer student to declare a major or minor in the Music Department at SIUE, the student must pass a successful entrance audition by the appropriate area auditioning committee, including the director of the area’s large ensemble. The student will then be placed at the appropriate level of applied lessons.

Before any transfer credits are accepted, the student must test for proficiency in the following areas: Piano, Theory, and History. If the student does not successfully pass, the Music Department will decline the credit towards the major. However, these credits can transfer in as elective credits towards graduation.

Jazz Performance

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