The minor in symphonic instruments or guitar requires 24 credits in applied study (private lessons), music theory, music history, piano, and ensembles.

Required Courses

  • MUST 101 Sight Ear (1 credit)
  • MUST 102 Sight Ear (1 credit)
  • MUST 111 Music Theory (2 credits)
  • MUST 112 Music Theory (2 credits)
  • MUHI 200 Music Literature (2 credits)
  • MUSP 203 Minor Study (8 credits)
  • MUSP 325/326 Secondary or Group Piano (2 credits)
  • MUSC 499 Recital Hour (1 credit)

For a full list of required courses, visit the course catalog.

View Catalog  Music Undergraduate Handbook (PDF)


Guitar minors may satisfy any ensemble requirements by taking 3 credits of MUSP Small Instrumental Ensemble (strings/guitar credits).

Additional Requirements

All students pursuing a music minor need to attend weekly recitals and 20 music concert events throughout the program. Minor students are also expected to perform and participate in School of Music ensembles.

Are You Ready to Enroll?

Admission to all minor programs is based on an audition in applied music and a music theory exam. For some minors, an evaluation of piano skills is also needed. Auditions are scheduled on an individual basis and typically occur at the end of each semester. To begin the enrollment process and schedule an audition, please contact Lori Smith in the Office of Undergraduate Programs in Music.