Music, Minor

Saint Louis University's minor in music allows students to continue their study of music while pursuing other academic interests. SLU's 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 increasing their theoretical and historical knowledge while performing with other students in the music program. 

Program Highlights

  • Small classes in courses required for SLU's music minor ensure that students work closely with the full-time faculty and receive individualized attention. 
  • The music faculty at Saint Louis University include active performers, composers and scholars who are engaged in the St. Louis area. Members of SLU's music faculty perform with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as well as other venues and work in various styles, from classical art music to jazz and musical theatre. 
  • An audition is not required to declare the music minor. However, prospective students are expected to have some previous experience studying and performing music before entering the music program.
  • The Voice Area is Trans Voice Certified (TM).
Piano Course
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 2270Music Theory I3
MUSC 2271Aural Skills I1
MUSC 2280Music Theory II3
MUSC 2281Aural Skills II1
MUSC 3300History of Music I3
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
Intro to Music Therapy
Musical Theatre Performance
Music Theory III
Performance Ensemble Course
Select three semesters of the following:0
University Chorale
University Mastersingers
Jazz Ensemble
String Ensembles
Concert Band
Piano Ensemble
Total Credits22

Non-Course Requirements

Students are required to attend a minimum number of recitals every semester.

Continuation Standards

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.