Music Minor Requirements

The School of Arts and Sciences offers a music minor to students majoring in other fields. The minor is intended for students who have some training and background in music and wish to pursue their interest in a systematic way without getting their degree in the field. It consists of a selection of music courses, including music history, music theory, ensembles, and/or lessons at Peabody. Students must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses applied towards the minor and courses can not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory without a formal appeal in writing and approvals by the program director and vice dean of undergraduate education. 

AS.376.231Western Classical Music3
AS.376.211Music Theory I3
AS.376.221Musicianship I2
AS.376.212Music Theory II3
AS.376.222Musicianship II2
One music history course at any level3
One 300- or 400-level music history course3
Applied music experience (lessons/ensembles) 10-2
Total Credits19-21

Applied Music Experience

Since the study of music should always take place in the context of practical music making, students completing the minor in music must participate in an applied music experience for at least two semesters. Students must select an applied music experience in consultation with their advisor, who will approve the applied music experience. These experiences are not required to be for academic credit. Most students will select either private instrument lessons at Peabody or participation in an ensemble at Peabody or on the Homewood campus.

Please consult the Krieger Music Minor pages for updates regarding audition dates and fees for credit lessons via Peabody Conservatory and non-credit lessons via Peabody Preparatory.