Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2024-2025 
    Jul 13, 2024  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Music Minor

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Program Director: Christa Pehl Evans, Ph.D.


The music minor blends the academic study of music with the experience of performing in an ensemble. It is a great option for students who are passionate about music but choose to major in another field. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will successfully demonstrate advanced proficiency in chosen instrument.
  2. Students will articulate a working knowledge of music history and music theory.
  3. Students will articulate the role that a Christian worldview plays in the musical disciplines. 
  4. Students will demonstrate proficiency in participating in the music industry as both a solo and collaborative artist.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Lower Division Major Prerequisites (6 Units)


Students who demonstrate sufficient background (by exam) may waive MUS 101 - Elements of Musicianship  and proceed directly to MUS 156 - Music Theory I  and  MUS 155 - Aural Skills I . For students who require foundation studies in preparation for the theory course sequence, music faculty recommends MUS 131 - Piano Class  or MUS 135 - Private Instruction in Piano , followed by MUS 101 - Elements of Musicianship  . 

Applied Music (Private Instruction) (4 units)

Four semesters of private instruction on the same instrument and successful completion of the Level 1 Exam.

Ensemble (8 units)

Four semesters of participation in a performing ensemble. All ensemble participation units may be taken in any of these ensembles:

Up to 50% of all required ensemble units may be taken in any of these ensembles:

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