Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Music History, Minor

The Minor in Music History is designed for the student interested in exploring music history through required and elective music courses as well as musical literature through ensemble performance.

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

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Minor GPA: 2.00 or higher


  • Students must complete at least 9 credit hours of MUSIC in their minor from SRU
  • A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above)
  • A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
Required Foundational Course
MUSI 130Exploring Music3
Music Literature
Select 3 credits of ensemble study to include 1 at each level (1XX, 2XX, 3XX) OR one 3-credit course from MUSI 276 or 2783
MUSI 109-409
Jazz Combo
MUSI 113-413
Saxophone Quartets
MUSI 114-414
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
MUSI 115-415
Concert Choir
MUSI 116-416
University Choir
MUSI 117-417
Chambers Singers
MUSI 118-418
Marching Pride
MUSI 119-419
Concert Band
MUSI 120-420
Jazz Ensemble
MUSI 121-421
Symphony Orchestra
MUSI 122-422
Chamber String Ensemble
MUSI 123-423
Brass Ensemble
MUSI 125-425
Percussion Ensemble
MUSI 126-426
Flute Choir
MUSI 192-492
Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble
MUSI 193-493
Jazz Lab Band
MUSI 194-494
World Percussion Ensemble
MUSI 196-496
Winter Guard
Chamber Music Performance
MUSI 237-437
Opera Performance
Songs & Singers
Literature of the American Musical Theater
Select 12 credits of the following with 6 credits at 300/400 level12
Exploring World Music
Exploring American Music
Exploring Jazz
Songs & Singers
Literature of the American Musical Theater
Women and Music
History of Music I
History of Music II
History of Popular Musics
Total Hours18

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

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Revised 07.28.21
UCC 04.13.2021