Jun 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog 
2021-2022 Augusta University Catalog

Minor in Music

Program Overview

The music minor is available to all university students who have interest and ability in music. The program requires 15 hours of coursework in applied music, ensembles, music literature, and music theory.


Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • As a music minor, you will be required to declare a major performing area (voice, piano, trumpet, etc.). In addition to being proficient on your instrument, music minors must also demonstrate a knowledge of music liturature. All students must take a music theory diagnostic examination before being advised into their first semester of coursework. This exam is given by the Music Departmental office.
  • Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E may not be counted as coursework in the minor.
  • A a grade of C or better is required in each course required for the minor.
  • General Degree Requirements For All Music Minors:
    • Applied Lessons: Lessons in applied music (principal performing medium) must be taken a minimum of 3 semesters for a total of 5 credit hours.
    • Major Ensembles: All music minors are required to participate for credit in a major ensemble for a minimum of four semesters, whether of full-time or part-time status. All students will be assigned to a major ensemble upon entrance to the minor. Major ensembles are defined as the following: 1. Augusta University Wind Ensemble (all woodwinds, brass and percussion), 2. Augusta University Orchestra (all string instruments), and Augusta University Singers (all voice types). Students who choose piano or guitar as their performing medium will be assigned to one of the three depending upon their experiences in secondary performing areas.
    • Recital Lab and Studio Class: Music minors are required to be enrolled and achieve a passing grade in Recital Laboratory (MUSI 1500) and Studio Class (MUSA 2XX5) for a minimum of 3 semesters. Recital Lab and Studio Class are required co-requisites for all applied lesson study.
    • Advising: All music minors are required to have an advisor on the full-time music faculty; a student’s advisor is most often also their applied teacher. Self-advising for any program in music is not allowed.

Major Ensembles: 4 Hours

  • MUSI 36X0- Music Ensemble (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUSI 36X0- Music Ensemble (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUSI 36X0- Music Ensemble (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUSI 36X0- Music Ensemble (1 Credit Hour)

Recital Experience: 0 Hours

Applied Lessons: 5 Hours

  • MUSA 3XX0 (1 Credit Hour)
  • MUSA 3XX1 (2 Credit Hours)
  • MUSA 3XX2 (2 Credit Hours)

Total Hours for the Minor: 15 Hours