Music Composition, Minor

Minor in Music Composition (C50003M)

The Music Composition Minor is designed for students who have an interest in developing their skills as composers. It can be added to a music major degree or any other degree offered by the university.

The following information has official approval of the School of Music and the Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this minor is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Minor in Music Composition” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the minor to be noted on the student’s record. In order to complete the Minor in Music, the student must successfully jury to the 200 level. Please refer to the University Requirements for Minor Areas of Study for specific graduation information regarding minors.


Required Courses16
Total Hours22

Required Courses

MUSIC:121Theory and Musicianship I4
MUSIC:122Theory and Musicianship II4
MUSAP:142Composition 18
Total Hours16


Complete 6 credits from the following:6
Music History I
Music History II
Electronic Music
Analytical Techniques
Post-Tonal Analytic Techniques
Jazz Arranging & Scoring
Music Software Survey and Use
Independent Study in Music
Total Hours6