Minor in Music

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Students who elect music as a minor must complete a minimum of 20 hours, at least SIX of which must be advanced (3000 or 4000-level). Up to eight hours of applied music (studio instruction and ensembles) may be used in the minor. To enroll in private instruction or perform in ensembles, students must audition in their respective applied areas and for each ensemble.

Minor in Music
Required Courses
MUSI 1301Introduction To Study Of Music (SCH 3)3
MUSI 2348Survey of Music Literature (SCH 3) 13
Advanced Courses
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Theory Of Music IV (SCH 2)
Mus His: Antiq through Baroque
Mus His: Classic to Present (SCH 3)
Opera Literature (SCH 3)
Song History & Literature (SCH 3)
Mixed Chorus (SCH 1)
Jazz Band (SCH 1)
Band (SCH 1)
Orchestra (SCH 1)
Chamber Music (SCH 1)
Opera Workshop (SCH 1)
Wind Ensemble (SCH 1)
Applied Lessons
Improvisation (SCH 3)
Electronic Music (SCH 3)
Elective Courses
Select 8 hours from the following:8
SCH 1 1
Applied Lessons
SCH 2 2
Fundamentals Of Singing (SCH 3)
Music Appreciation (SCH 3)
Intro Music Therapy (SCH 3)
Psychology Of Music (SCH 3)
Advanced Guitar (SCH 3)
Hist Rock Jazz Popular Music (SCH 3)
Instrumental Technq-Vocalists (SCH 1)
Practicum In Music Therapy II (SCH 1)
Total Hours20

MUSI 2348 satisfies the requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts) & Minor requirement.


Music minors may take up to 6 hours of ensembles: auditions are required 


Music minors may take up to 8 hours of studio instruction; auditions are required


Students enrolled in studio instruction must be concurrently enrolled in an ensemble.


The following performance ensembles are open to all students of the university who qualify by audition:

Large Ensembles

Large Ensembles
Symphonic Band
MUEN 1116/3116Band1
Wind Ensemble
MUEN 2116/4116Wind Ensemble1
MUEN 1117/3117Orchestra1
MUEN 1111/3111Mixed Chorus1

Small Ensembles

Small Ensembles
Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 1115/3115Jazz Band1
Opera Workshop
MUEN 1119/3119Opera Workshop1
Chamber Music
MUEN 1118/3118Chamber Music1
Keyboard Skills and Collaborative Techniques
MUEN 1110/3110Keyboard Skills & Collab Techn1

No more than eight hours earned in large ensembles may be counted toward a degree. Small ensembles may be counted if approved by the ensemble director, studio instructor and the Director, School of Music.

Ensembles for Keyboard Students (performance major only)
MUEN 1110/3110Keyboard Skills & Collab Techn1
Ensembles for Vocal Students
MUEN 1111/3111Mixed Chorus1
Ensembles for Wind and Percussion Students
MUEN 1116/3116Band1
MUEN 2116/4116Wind Ensemble1
Ensembles for String Students
MUEN 1117/3117Orchestra1
Ensembles for Guitar Students
MUEN 1118/3118Chamber Music (Guitar Ensemble)1

Additional ensembles are strongly encouraged for those who qualify by audition:

Jazz Ensemble
MUEN 1115/3115Jazz Band1
Opera Workshop
MUEN 1119/3119Opera Workshop1
Chamber Music (including piano trios, string quartets, percussion ensemble, etc.)
MUEN 1118/3118Chamber Music1


  • Music majors should enroll in at least one ensemble each semester they are enrolled as full time students.
  • Students enrolled in studio instruction should be concurrently enrolled in an ensemble.
  • Jazz Ensemble will not normally be considered to be the major ensemble for graduation hours.
  • Modifications or exceptions may be made in rare or unusual circumstances.  Those exceptions require approval by the Director, School of Music after coordination with the ensemble directors and studio instructors.
  • Students should not be enrolled in more than 2 ensembles per semester. Enrollment in more than two ensembles requires approval.
  • Music Therapy majors must participate in 6 semesters of ensemble.

Marching Band (for Wind and Percussion students)

  • Music Education Majors are required to be in Marching Band for 3 semesters.
  • Music Performance Majors are required to be in Marching Band for 2 semesters.
  • Music Therapy Majors, music minors, and non-majors are encouraged to participate in Marching Band.

For information regarding Common Course numbers for Ensemble, please refer to the Common Course listing in this catalog.

Applied Music Instruction

Applied Music Instruction
BSSN 1201Ind Performances-Bassoon2
BSSN 3201Ind Performances-Bassoon2
BSSN 3202Applied Bassoon W/ Jr Recital2
VNCL 1201Ind Performances-Violncello2
VNCL 3201Ind Performances-Violncello2
VNCL 3202Applied Cello W/ Jr Recital2
CLAR 1201Ind Performances-Clarinet2
CLAR 3201Ind Performances-Clarinet2
CLAR 3202Applied Clarinet W/ Jr Recital2
COMP 1101Applied Composition I1
COMP 3301Applied Composition II3
EUPH 1201Ind Performances-Euphonium2
EUPH 3201Ind Performances-Euphonium2
EUPH 3202Applied Euphonium w/Jr Rectl2
FLUT 1201Ind Performances-Flute2
FLUT 3201Ind Performances-Flute2
FLUT 3202Applied Flute W/ Jr Recital2
French Horn
HORN 1201Ind Performances-Frnch Horn2
HORN 3201Ind Performances-Frnch Horn2
HORN 3202Applied Horn With Jr Recital2
GUIT 1201Ind Performances-Guitar2
GUIT 3201Ind Performances-Guitar2
GUIT 3202Applied Guitar W/ Jr Recital2
HARP 1201Harp2
HARP 3201Harp2
HARP 3202Applied Harp W/ Jr Recital2
OBOE 1201Ind Performances-Oboe2
OBOE 3201Ind Performances-Oboe2
OBOE 3202Applied Oboe With Jr Recital2
ORGN 1201Ind Performances-Organ2
ORGN 3201Ind Performances-Organ I2
ORGN 3202Applied Organ With Jr Recital2
PERC 1201Ind Performances-Percussion2
PERC 3201Ind Performances-Percussion2
PERC 3202Applied Percussion W/ Jr Rectl2
PIAN 1201Ind Performances-Piano2
PIAN 3201Ind Performances-Piano2
PIAN 3202Applied Piano With Jr Recital2
SAXO 1201Ind Performances-Saxophone2
SAXO 3201Ind Performances-Saxophone2
SAXO 3202Applied Saxophone W/ Jr Recitl2
String Bass
STBS 1201Ind Performances-Strg Bass2
STBS 3201Ind Performances-Strg Bass2
STBS 3202Applied String Bass W/ Jr Rect2
TRMT 1201Ind Performances-Trumpet2
TRMT 3201Ind Performances-Trumpet2
TRMT 3202Applied Trumpet W/ Jr Recital2
TUBA 1201Ind Performances-Tuba2
TUBA 3201Ind Performances-Tuba2
TUBA 3202Applied Tuba With Jr Recital2
TRMB 1201Ind Performances-Trombone2
TRMB 3201Ind Performances-Trombone2
TRMB 3202Applied Trombone W/ Jr Recital2
VIOL 1201Ind Performances-Viola2
VIOL 3201Ind Performances-Viola2
VIOL 3202Applice Viola W/ Jr Recital2
VILN 1201Individual Performances-Violin2
VILN 3201Individual Performances-Violin2
VILN 3202Applied Violin W/ Jr Recital2
VOIC 1201Ind Performances-Voice2
VOIC 3201Ind Performances-Voice2
VOIC 3202Applied Voice With Jr Recital2
Practicum – Early Childhood
MUSI 3117Practicum In Music Therapy I1
Practicum – Special Needs
MUSI 3118Practicum In Music Therapy II1
Practicum – Psychiatric/Geriatric
MUSI 4110Practicum In Music Therapy III1
Practicum – Medical
MUSI 4111Practicum In Music Therapy IV1

Applied Music Fees

Students enrolled in Applied Music Instruction are required to pay a fee at the time of registration on a per-course basis each semester:

Texas ResidentNonresident
Semester Hours Amount Semester Hours Amount
2-hour course$60.002-hour course$60.00
4-hour course$75.004-hour course$75.00

There is no additional charge for use of practice rooms.