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2014-2015 Georgia Regents University Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Georgia Regents University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor in Music

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The music minor is available to all university students who have interest and ability in music. The program requires 18 hours of coursework in applied music, ensembles, music history, and music theory.

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 at Georgia Regents University must also demonstrate a knowledge of music theory. All students must take a music theory diagnostic examination before being advised into their first semester of coursework. This exam is given in the Music Departmental office. Those with adequate knowledge will be placed in MUSI 1211: Music Theory 1 and MUSI 1101: Ear-Training and Sight-Singing 1. Students who are not familiar with the rudiments of music theory will be placed in MUSI 1201: Music Fundamentals.

General Degree Requirements For All Music Minors

  1. Music minors must achieve a grade of C or better in each course required for the minor.
  2. Applied Lessons: Lessons in applied music (principal performing medium) must be taken a minimum of four semesters for a total of six credit hours.
  3. 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. GRU Wind Ensemble (all woodwinds, brass and percussion), 2. GRU Orchestra (all string instruments), and GRU University Singers or Chorale (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.
  4. 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 four semesters. Recital Lab and Studio Class are required co-requisites for all applied lesson study.
  5. 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.

Miscellaneous Requirements: 0 Hours

  • Computer Applications in Music Proficiency or
  • MUSI 1810 - Music Technology

Major Ensembles (as assigned at upper division level): 4 Hours

Upper Division Miscellaneous Hours: 2 Hours

Recital Experience: 0

Applied Secondary Lessons (at least 3 Hours at upper division level): 6 Hours

Choose from the following:

  • MUSA 1XX0 - Applied Secondary Lessons (1)
  • MUSA 1XX1 or MUSA 1XX2 - Applied Concentration Lessons (2)
  • MUSA 3XXX - Applied Secondary Lessons (1)
  • MUSA 3XX1 or MUSA 3XX2 - Applied Concentration Lessons(2)

Total Hours for the Music Minor: 18

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