Music Minors

The music minors allows you to pursue your love of music in tandem with a major in any discipline.

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The music minor in performance, available to any student seeking to pursue music as a secondary field, requires 24 to 25 units of coursework. Follow your passion for music and expand your horizons as you complete courses in your major. The interdisciplinary curriculum will examine music creation and integrated technologies to produce music, music industry, and music’s role in society and culture.

A separate application and performance audition are required for admission to the music minor in performance. Faculty members help you through the various aspects of the audition process. View degree requirements for the Music Minor in Performance.

Music Industry

The music industry minor is open to any student, regardless of major, and no audition is required. A student who chooses to pursue the music industry minor should send an email to  so that a faculty advisor can be assigned to assist the student in registering for the classes, many of which require department consent. The student will also need to sign onto PeopleSoft and officially declare the minor.

A music industry minor provides a compelling introduction this exciting field as viewed from both the traditional corporate and DIY vantages. The minor will study songwriting, publishing, copyright, licensing, management and agents, unions, music product manufacturing and sales, contracts, concert promotion and venues, arts administration, music in radio, television, advertising, theatre, videos and games and well as record production, labels, market research, promotion, and distribution.

Music majors are also eligible to complete the music industry minor, although courses cannot count for both the major and the minor. View degree requirements for the Music Minor in Industry.