The music minor is one of four minors offered by the Visual & Performing Arts department. The minors in this department are designed to supplement majors in numerous disciplines. Courses in music history, theory and performance examine music as a social “text” brimming with evidence of religious dogma, gender relations, the construction of prejudices, society’s technological outlook, political rhetoric, human emotion and gesture, literary ideas, economic forces, and philosophical discourse. In addition, a number of music courses in the department provide opportunities for individual creativity and performance, as well as an introduction to the theory and technology shaping contemporary music today.
Students may take advantage of internship programs placing students with performing arts institutions, music theaters, record labels, local radio stations, music magazines and music production companies.