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Minor Concentration in Music (18-20 Credits)

The Minor Concentration in Music is primarily for students who have interest and proficiency in music but choose to major in other disciplines.

The key objective of the minor is to introduce students to university-level understanding of the cultural, historical, theoretical, and analytical situation of music across a variety of cultures and historical periods. Students complete two 100-level courses, which introduce the notion of inquiry-based musical scholarship, both of the traditional academic kind, and purely musical modes of inquiry such as interpretation, improvisation, transcription and analysis. Thereafter, a wide range of music courses is available for the students to complete the 18-20 credits required for the minor.

Students pursuing a Minor Concentration in Musicmay not select CMUS 120, Music Appreciation as their core Humanities requirement.

Educational Outcomes

Program Objectives

Students completing a Minor Concentration in Music will:

  1. Understand the cultural, historical, theoretical, and analytical situation of music across a variety of cultures and historical periods.
  2. Be able to analyze and evaluate musical performance from various perspectives.
  3. Comprehend the theoretical, formal, structural, and compositional music concepts.

Specialization in Vocal Studies

Required Courses (18 – 20 Credits)

CMUS 107 - 408, Applied Music (6 - 8) *

*Including CMUS 308R Junior Recital or CMUS 408R Senior Recital – requires approval by the applied instructor

CMUS 201, Music Theory I (3)

CMUS 340, Vocal Diction I (1)

CMUS 342, Vocal Diction II (1)

CMUS 344, Opera Workshop (1)

or

CMUS 345, Opera Workshop II (1)

CMUS 440, Vocal Pedagogy (3)

CMUS 442, Vocal Literature (3)

Specialization in Piano Studies

Required Courses (18 – 20 Credits)

CMUS 107 - 408, Applied Music (6 - 8) *

*Including CMUS 308R Junior Recital or CMUS 408R Senior Recital – requires approval by the applied instructor.

CMUS 201, Music Theory I (3)

CMUS 330, Piano Repertoire (3)

CMUS 331, Piano Music of the African Diaspora (3)

CMUS 430, Piano Pedagogy (3)

Specialization in Jazz Studies

Required Courses (18 Credits)

CMUS 107 - 408, Applied Music (6 - 8) *

*Including CMUS 308R Junior Recital or CMUS 408R Senior Recital – requires approval by the applied instructor or CMUS 113A – 313B or combination of applied and Jazz Orchestra.

CMUS 201, Music Theory I (3)

CMUS 318, Jazz History (3)

or

CMUS 320, African American Music (3)

CMUS 405, Jazz Composition and Arranging (3)

Specialization in Commercial Composition (18)

Required Courses (18 Credits)

CMUS 107–408, Applied Music (5)*

*included in those 5 hours is CMUS 417, Senior Project.

CMUS 201, Music Theory I (3)

CMUS 202, Music Theory II (3)

CMUS 218, Music Technology, (1)

CMUS 351, Songwriting and Arranging (3)

CMUS 450, Recording Internship (3)

Specialization in Church Music (18)

Required Courses (18 Credits)

CMUS 107-408, Applied Music (4)*

or

CMUS 110- 310, Atlanta University Orchestra (4)*

or

CMUS 111C-311D, Philharmonic Society (4)*

or

CMUS 112A-312B, University Band (4)*

CMUS 201, Music Theory I (3)

CMUS 204, Basic Conducting, (2)

CMUS 370, Introduction to Church Music (3)

CMUS 372, Hymnody (3)

CMUS 470 Music in the African American Church (3)

* Student may also select applied studies or combination of ensemble and applied or all applied studies for 4 credits.