Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Music, Minor

The Minor in Music is designed for the non-music major with a music background to explore a variety of music subjects including music theory, music skills, music history, ensembles, music and free electives, and applied music lessons.  Students must pass an audition on their main instrument to be accepted into this program.

For information regarding auditions for the Music Department, please click here.

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

Related Links

Music, Minor Program Page

Music Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Minor GPA: 2.00 or higher

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete at least 6 credit hours 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 Music Theory Courses
MUSI 151Music Theory and Musicking I2
MUSI 154Musicianship Skills I1
MUSI 253Music Theory and Analysis II2
MUSI 256Musicianship Skills II1
Required Music History Courses
MUSI 359History of Music I3
or MUSI 373 History of Music II
Applied Lessons (1/2 hour each week)
Any of the applied lessons approved during student’s audition4
An ensemble is selected according to a student’s Major applied area.
Select three credits of the following:3
MUSI 114-414
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
MUSI 115-415
Concert, Choir
MUSI 117-417
Chamber Singers
MUSI 118-418
Marching Pride
MUSI 119-419
Concert Band
MUSI 120-420
Jazz Ensemble
MUSI 121-421
Symphony Orchestra
MUSI 123-423
Brass Ensemble
Select any two MUSI courses 300 level or above6
Free Electives
Select three credits of MUSI courses in Music Major series 13
Total Hours25

Except for MUSI 130, MUSI 102, MUSI 104, MUSI 105, MUSI 106, MUSI 107, MUSI 201


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 04.03.2020