Minor in Music

Arts & Sciences Department


The minor in Music is a program of study that provides foundational study in music theory, music history, and applied studies. Coursework for the minor can be used to fulfill some elective requirements in a major area of study.

Program Type
Total Credits
Program Director
Elisa Cooper
Program Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Acquire basic knowledge of music history and repertories through the present time.
  2. Acquire foundational knowledge in music theory.
  3. Evidence continued growth in musical performance skills.
Program Requirements
  • Music Fundamentals* (MUS 101)
  • Music Theory 1 (MUS 114)
  • Aural Skills 1 (MUS 115)
  • Music Theory 2 (MUS 214)
  • Aural Skills 2 (MUS 215)
  • Survey of Music History (MUS 173)
  • Applied Private Voice, Piano, or Instrumental (4 semesters)
  • Performing Group (4 semesters)
  • Three (3) MUS elective credits: 200-level or higher and/or private lessons

*or demonstrated proficiency

I learned invaluable information in my music minor classes. I loved the one-on-one professor interactions, small classroom sizes, and the balance between studying history and practical music application. I'm extremely grateful to have chosen to study music more in-depth at Emmaus and now use a lot of the fundamentals I learned in my church.
Mara Coniglio
Mara Coniglio, Emmaus Music Minor graduate