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Music Minor

Requirements For Minor in Music

Our Music Minor program has been developed in a manner so that it is very compatible with the many fine Major programs offered at Marist. If a student genuinely loves music, then the declaration of a Music Minor simply makes sense.

The Music Minor requires students to take twenty-one credits from a variety of course offerings that include music theory, applied music, and music history. Applied music takes the form of large ensembles, small group classes, and private lessons that develop the student's vocal and instrumental skills. Music Theory courses range from basic sight-reading (for students who do not yet read music) to advanced harmony and music arranging courses. Music History courses include the study of Opera, Jazz, Musical Theater, Popular Music, Bands in America, as well as courses that focus on a specific time period and/or on individual composers.

Program Mission

The music program cultivates music literacy, musicianship, individual creativity and engaged citizenship through challenging learning experiences, diverse performance opportunities, and commitment to providing music to both the campus community and many local organizations in need. In keeping with the Marist Mission, the music program encourages students to share their love of music with those in need, creating a lifelong opportunity for creative expression and commitment to community.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will attain basic music literacy.
  • Students will have a foundational knowledge in cultural contexts of music.
  • Students will demonstrate musicianship through their ability to interpret and perform a wide range of musical genres.
  • Students will demonstrate commitment to community by participating in performances in support of many organizations.

Note: Students will be held to the requirements of the catalog of the year in which they declare their major. Following are the requirements for the most recent catalog.

Music Minor