Course Details

Music Minor

21 credits

Any student at Plymouth State University may consider the Music minor program offered in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance. To be accepted as a Music minor a student must meet with the Department Chair and must perform an audition on the preferred instrument or voice. Music minors are required to attend 50 percent of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance afternoon Student Recitals as well as the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance Fall Convocation. They also must attend three additional professional level events each semester. Performance in a student recital once a year is encouraged.



Performance Studies 5
- In only one area: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Voice, Guitar, Piano, Harpsichord, Organ
- Five semesters, with at least two semesters at 2000 level
- Successful performance of a 20-minute final Jury Exam
Ensembles 3
MU 1150 Piano Class I 1
MU 1160 Piano Class II 1
MU 1210 Musicianship I 4
MU 1220 Musicianship II 4
Complete one of the following: 3
MUDI 1310 Exploring Music (PPDI)
MU 3310 History and Literature of Music I
MU 3320 History and Literature of Music II (INCO) (WRCO)

Students should see the Music Student Handbook (available in the Department office) for detailed descriptions of Performance Studies and Jury Exam requirements for each instrument. Jury Exams are performed at the end of each regular semester, and advancement to higher levels of Performance Studies is dependent upon a successful level-change Jury.

Students whose Performance Studies area is keyboard will substitute two credit hours of Music (ME/MU) electives for MU 1150 and MU 1160. MU 1160 requires a minimum grade of C in MU 1150. MU 1220 requires a minimum grade of C in MU 1210.

*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.