University of Pittsburgh

Music Minor

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Music Minor Curriculum   20 credits

 

Prerequisite course:   

MUS 0100         Fundamentals of Western Music         (3 cr.)

 

Required Courses for Music Minor - 20 credits

 

Required: MUS 0411 Music Theory 1 (3 cr.)

MUS 0412 Musicianship 1 (1 cr.)

MUS 0416 Musicianship 2 (1 cr.)

MUS 0222 Music History 1, or MUS 0224 Music History 2 (3 cr.)

MUS 1310 Intro to Popular and Global Music Studies (3 cr.)

MUS 0711 History of Jazz, (3 cr.)

                  (or MUS 1326 Afro-American Music in the U.S.  3 credits)

Elective from 1200, 1300, or 1400 series* (3 cr.)

Performance**  (3 semesters) (3 cr.) 

 

* MUS 1222 Medieval & Early Renaissance, MUS 1224 Later Renaissance & Baroque, MUS 1226 Classical & Early Romantic, MUS 1228 Late Romantic & Early 20th Century, MUS 1230 Music since 1945, MUS 1242 Major Composer, MUS 1252 History of Performance Styles, MUS 1332 Music in Latin America, MUS 1340 Music in Africa, MUS 1352 Music in East Asia, MUS 1421 Composition 1, MUS 1422 Composition 2, MUS 1431 Instrumentation & Orchestration, MUS 1441 Electronic & Computer Music 1, MUS 1442 Electronic & Computer Music 2

 

** Includes private lessons and/or ensemble participation.  Must include at least one world music ensemble: MUS 0549 Tabla, MUS 0615 Carpathian, MUS 0660 African Drumming, MUS 0690 Gamelan

 

Credit by Exam - It is possible to receive Credit by Examination for one or more of the Fundamentals of Western Music. Please consult with the undergraduate advisor and/or the course instructor.

 

S/N Grading Option is not permitted for required courses.

 

Private lessons - All students interested in taking private lessons must complete a “Request for Private Lessons” form available in the Music Department Office, Room 110, Music Building.   Music majors have first priority in scheduling private lessons, which cost an additional $365 per semester.

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