Music Minor

The department offers a minor consisting of six one-semester departmental courses in music.

CourseTitleCredits
Required Courses
MUSC 1100INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC HISTORY3
or MUSC 1101 OPERA: AN INTRODUCTION
MUSC 2145MUSIC THEORY I4
or MUSC 2146 MUSIC THEORY II
Electives
Select four additional courses which can be chosen from the remaining music offerings of the department 1
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 Any course with the MUSC subject code may fulfill this requirement.

Music minors are also eligible to participate in the Vocal/Instrumental Instruction Program (MUSC 1261-MUSC 1268) but may only take up to four semesters of lessons for credit (one credit per semester on a pass/fail basis) to count as one of the required electives. Alternatively (but not in addition), they may receive one four credit elective equivalent by participating for four semesters in the faculty-led campus performance groups. As is the case for majors, at least two of the four semesters must be spent in the same ensemble, chosen from among the following: 

Other similar faculty-led ensembles:

  • Or other approved organizations may count for the remaining semesters

For MUSC 1230-MUSC 1239, MUSC 1291-MUSC 1298, and MUSC 1301, the ensemble incurs a lab fee.

Availability

The minor in music is available at the Fordham College at Rose Hill and at Lincoln Center. Students in the Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in music only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill and/or Lincoln Center campus.