Saint Louis University's minor in music allows students to continue their study of music while pursuing other academic interests. The music minor is complementary to and compatible with most majors.
Some students choose this minor because music has an indirect connection to their chosen career path. Other students enjoy the opportunity to increase their theoretical and historical knowledge while performing with other students in the music program.
Small classes in courses required for the minor ensure that students work closely with the full-time faculty and receive individualized attention. The music faculty at Saint Louis University is comprised of active performers, composers and scholars who are active in the St. Louis area. The music faculty includes members of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and active freelance performers who work in a variety of styles, from classical art music to jazz and musical theatre.
An audition is not required to declare the music minor. However, it is expected that prospective students have some previous experience studying and performing music before entering the music program.
|Select one of the following:||1|
|Class Piano I|
|Class Piano II|
|Applied Music: Piano|
|Class Piano III|
|Class Piano IV|
|Applied Music Courses|
|Select four credits of the following:||4|
|Applied Music: Voice|
|Applied Music: Piano|
|Applied Music: Guitar|
|Applied Music: Woodwinds|
|Applied Music: Brass|
|Applied Music: Strings|
|Applied Music: Percussion|
|Music Theory/History Course|
|MUSC 2270||Music Theory I||3|
|MUSC 2271||Aural Skills I||1|
|MUSC 2280||Music Theory II||3|
|MUSC 2281||Aural Skills II||1|
|MUSC 3300||History of Music I||3|
|or MUSC 3310||History of Music II|
|Music Elective Courses|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|History of Jazz|
|Music of Cultures of the World|
|Music of the African Diaspora|
|American Musical Mosaic: Songs of an Immigrant Nation|
|Music Computer Skills|
|Intro to Music Therapy|
|Musical Theatre Performance|
|Music Theory III|
|Performance Ensemble Course|
|Select three semesters of the following:||0|
Students are required to attend a minimum number of recitals every semester.
All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher to count for the minor. Students must successfully complete recital attendance requirements each semester.