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College of the Arts
School of Music

E101 Center for the Performing Arts
Tel: 330-672-2172

The Music minor provides a basic understanding of music literature, theory and performance. Prospective students take a theory placement test and audition in piano, voice, or on a traditional orchestral/band instrument before beginning their studies.

Graduation Requirements: minimum 2.250 GPA in the minor is required.

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

MINOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (21 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  MUS 11121 Theory I 4 C
  MUS 11122 Theory II 4 C
KFA MUS 22111 The Understanding of Music (music major section) 3 C
  MUS Applied music 36000-level courses (2 semesters) 4 C
  MUS Major ensemble courses (2 semesters) 1 2 C
  Music electives 2
number of elective credit hours depends on meeting minimum 21 total credit hours
0-2 C
  Choose from the following: 2-4 C
  MUS 18611 Singer's Diction I (1)    
  MUS 18612 Singer's Diction II (1)    
  MUS 21111 Theory III (4)    
KFA/DG MUS 22121 Music as a World Phenomenon (3)    
  MUS 32211 Music History I (3)    
  MUS 32212 Music History II (3)    
  MUS 42111 African Music and Cultures (3)    
  MUS 42131 America's Music(3)    
DD MUS 42161 History of Jazz (3)    
  MUS 42101 Roots of Rock (3)    
  1. Major ensembles include: MUS 45111 University Choir, MUS 45121 Kent Chorus, MUS 45141 KSU Chorale, MUS 45142 Men's Chorus, MUS 45143 Women's Chorus, MUS 45212 Orchestra, MUS 45221 Concert Band and MUS 45223 Wind Ensemble.
  2. Music electives may include additional applied music, major or chamber ensembles or any other music courses for which the students have fulfilled the prerequisite.

Program notes:

  • A transfer student pursuing the music minor must take a minimum of 11 credit hours in music courses at Kent State University including one semester of applied music and one semester of a major ensemble.