A music minor is an excellent addition to academic study for the student who is has a musical background, is passionate about performance but has chosen to major in another field. Music minors are valued members of ensembles, studios and classes.

Music Minor Study

A student must have successfully completed an audition in order to declare a minor in music. As a minor students must register for two credits for each semester of study in the principal performance area and must take a jury examination at the end of each semester. The ensemble credits must be in major ensembles.

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Apply and Audition 

  • Submit the Music Minor Application in which you’ll request your audition day
  • The Music Minor Application should be submitted no later than three weeks prior to your requested audition day
  • Attend an audition day
  • Receive a Music Minor admission decision within a month of your audition day
Students desiring to minor in music must audition in their principal performing area and take a placement examination in music theory. Music minor auditions take place on regularly scheduled audition days and the week of Fall move-in. Music theory placement examination is administered online through the Director of Student Services and Advising for the School of the Arts after successful completion of an audition.

Upcoming music minor audition dates are:

Audition Weekend I: November 19-20, 2021
Music Minor Application deadline is November 9

Honor Band Audition Day: January 14, 2022 (Honor Band attendees only)
Music Minor Application deadline is January 4

Audition Weekend II: February 4-5, 2022
Music Minor Application deadline is January 25

Audition Weekend III: February 25-26, 2022
Music Minor Application deadline is February 15

Fall 2022 Move-In Auditions