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The School of Music offers a Minor in Music and a Minor in Musical Theatre to students in the College of Liberal Arts. Additionally, we offer a Minor in Jazz Studies available to students in our College of Liberal Arts and School of Music. School of Music students may also pursue a Minor in Musical Theatre.

Minor in Jazz Studies for CLA MUSICIANS

6.75-7 CREDITS REQUIRED


Theory and Musicianship (2 credits)

  • MUS 100—Fundamentals of Music Theory (1)          
  • MUS 384—Jazz Theory (.5)
  • MUS 386—Jazz Improvisation (.5)

History and Literature (.5 credit)

  • MUS 231—Jazz History (.5)             

Performance (3.5-3.75 credits)

  • Two course credits in applied music in the primary instrument; .5 credit for 4 semesters (2)
  • MUS JPNJ—Jazz Piano; if piano is not the primary instrument (.25)
  • MUS 278—Jazz Ensemble; four semesters of participation at .25 credit per semester (1)
  • MUS 289J—Jazz Combos; two semesters of participation at .25 credit per semester (.5)

Other Courses (.75 credit)

  • One elective course credit in jazz studies at the 300-400 level (.75)
  • MUS 001—Concert Attendance; two semesters (0)

 

MINOR IN JAZZ STUDIES FOR School of Music Students

4.25 CREDITS REQUIRED


Theory and Musicianship (1.5 credits)

  • MUS 384—Jazz Theory (.5)
  • MUS 386—Jazz Improvisation (.5)
  • MUS 480—Advanced Jazz Improvisation (.5)

History and Literature (1 credit)

  • MUS 231—Jazz History (.5)
  • Elective topics course in jazz history, usually MUS 390 (.5)

Performance (1.75 credits)

  • MUS 278—Jazz Ensemble; four semesters of participation at .25 credit per semester (1)
    • Possible overlap with the major ensemble requirement for the major
  • MUS 289J—Jazz Combos; two semesters of participation at .25 credit per semester (.5)
    • May not overlap with the chamber music requirement for the major
  • MUS JPNJ—Jazz Piano; one semester (.25)
    • For piano principals, this semester of applied lessons may overlap with the major

 

MINOR IN Music

6.25 CREDITS REQUIRED


Theory and Musicianship (1.75 credits)

  • MUS 111—Theory I (.5)
  • MUS 112—Theory II (.5)
  • MUS 121—Musicianship I (.75)

History and Literature (.75 credit)

  • Choose .75 credit from:
    • MUS 265—History of Western Art Music I (.75)
    • MUS 266—History of Western Art Music II (.75)

Other Courses (.75 credit)

  • 300 level music course (.75)
  • MUS 001—Concert Attendance; four semesters (0)

Electives (choose 3 credits)

  • Applied lessons; requires audition (.5, may be repeated for credit)
  • MUS 240—State of the Art (1)
  • Large Ensembles (.25, may be repeated for credit)
  • MUS 290, 390, 395 Topics
  • MUS 265 or 266 (other music history course)
  • MUS 122, 211, 212, 221, 222 (Theory/Musicianship)

For the B.A. degree in music and the minor in music, students may choose to take applied music lessons as part of the coursework (an audition is required.) Students may take applied lessons in any instrumental or vocal area within the School of Music. Only .25 credit of lessons per semester, with a total limit of 2 credits over the course of study at DePauw University, may be counted towards fulfilling requirements for the degree and minor. 

 

MINORS IN MUSICAL THEATRE

 

MINOR IN MUSICAL THEATRE (SCHOOL OF MUSIC VOICE MAJORS)

5.25 CREDITS REQUIRED


Core Courses (2.25 credits)

  • MUS 175—Beginning Jazz Dance I (.5)
  • MUS 179—Ballroom Dancing (.5)
  • MUS 180—Beginning Tap (.5)
  • Topics course at the 300 level in Musical Theatre History and Literature (.75)

Other Required Courses (3 credits)

  • COMM 111—Acting I or COMM 211—Voice and Movement (1)
  • COMM 117—Theatre Production/Design (1)
  • Additional elective theatre courses (1)

Additional Details

  • Number of 300 and 400 level courses: 1
  • Students may petition to substitute a course if they already have sufficient background in that area (i.e., piano, dance, theory/musicianship). Petitions should be submitted to the department in which the course is offered.
  • Options for additional theatre courses: Theatre History I, Theatre History II, Acting II, Theory and Criticism
  • There is no audition of proficiency for the minor.
  • Since minors are not required, students must pay any additional fees that are set by the University.

 

MINOR IN MUSICAL THEATRE (School of Music INSTRUMENTAL MAJORS)

5.5 CREDITS REQUIRED


Core Courses (2.25 credits)

  • MUS 175—Beginning Jazz Dance I (.5)
  • MUS 179—Ballroom Dancing (.5)
  • MUS 180—Beginning Tap (.5)
  • Topics course at the 300 level in Musical Theatre History and Literature (.75)

Other Required Courses (3.25 credits)

  • COMM 111—Acting I or COMM 211—Voice and Movement (1)
  • COMM 117—Theatre Production/Design (1)
  • MUS 905—Beginning Class Voice I or MUS VOC—Applied Voice (.25)
  • Additional theatre elective courses (1)

Additional Details

  • Number of 300 and 400 level courses: 1
  • Students may petition to substitute a course if they already have sufficient background in that area (i.e., piano, dance, theory/musicianship). Petitions should be submitted to the department in which the course is offered.
  • Options for additional theatre courses: Theatre History I, Theatre History II, Acting II, Theory and Criticism
  • There is no audition of proficiency for the minor.
  • Since minors are not required, students must pay any additional fees that are set by the University.

 

MINOR IN MUSICAL THEATRE (College of Liberal Arts THEATRE MAJORS)

5-5.25 CREDITS REQUIRED


Core Courses (2.25 credits)

  • MUS 175—Beginning Jazz Dance I (.5)
  • MUS 179—Ballroom Dancing (.5)
  • MUS 180—Beginning Tap (.5)
  • Topics course at the 300 level in Musical Theatre History and Literature (.75)

Other Required Courses (2.75-3 credits)

  • MUS 100—Fundamentals of Music Theory or MUS 121—Musicianship I (.75-1)
  • MUS 901—Beginning Class Piano I or MUS PNO—Applied Piano (.25)
  • MUS 905—Beginning Class Voice I or MUS VOC—Applied Voice (.25)
  • Music elective courses (1.5)

Additional Details

  • Number of 300 and 400 level courses: 1
  • Students may petition to substitute a course if they already have sufficient background in that area (i.e., piano, dance, theory/musicianship). Petitions should be submitted to the department in which the course is offered.
  • Options for additional music courses (not inclusive): Performing Musical Theatre, Performing Opera, additional applied lessons, University Chorus, Chamber Singers, history courses on musical theatre, jazz, or operetta
  • There is no audition of proficiency for the minor.
  • Since minors are not required, students must pay any additional fees that are set by the University.

 

MINOR IN MUSICAL THEATRE (Other COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS MAJORS)

5.5-5.75 CREDITS REQUIRED


Core Courses (2.25 credits)

  • MUS 175—Beginning Jazz Dance I (.5)
  • MUS 179—Ballroom Dancing (.5)
  • MUS 180—Beginning Tap (.5)
  • Topics course at the 300 level in Musical Theatre History and Literature (.75)

Other Required Courses (3.25-3.5 credits)

  • COMM 111—Acting I or COMM 211—Voice and Movement (1)
  • COMM 117—Theatre Production/Design (1)
  • MUS 100—Fundamentals of Music Theory or MUS 121—Musicianship I (.75-1)
  • MUS 901—Beginning Class Piano I or MUS PNO—Applied Piano (.25)
  • MUS 905—Beginning Class Voice I or MUS VOC—Applied Voice (.25)

Additional Details

  • Number of 300 and 400 level courses: 1
  • Students may petition to substitute a course if they already have sufficient background in that area (i.e., piano, dance, theory/musicianship). Petitions should be submitted to the department in which the course is offered.
  • There is no audition of proficiency for the minor.
  • Since minors are not required, students must pay any additional fees that are set by the University.