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The minor is designed to allow participation by students with minimal formal musical training.  The coursework allows students to explore the connections between music and consciousness and between vibration, mindfulness, and well-being.


Admission to the Music and Well-Being minor is by interview with the minor coordinator.


University policy states that students must earn 8 distinct credits that are not used for their major toward their minor, with a minimum grade of 2.00 earned in all courses applied to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: MUWB

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18


MUSI 100Fundamentals of Music (Mason Core)3
or MUSI 115 Theory I
MUSI 101Introduction to Classical Music (Mason Core)3
MUSI 171Keyboard Skills I 11
Two semesters of
Recital Attendance 2
MUSI 366Class Percussion 11
MUSI 367Class Guitar 11
MUSI 455Music as a Healing Art3
MUSI 477Music and Consciousness3
Three credits of3
Chamber Ensembles (Mason Core) (Healing Arts Ensemble)
Total Credits18

Students demonstrating proficiency in keyboard, percussion, or guitar may substitute other MUSI 100-MUSI 499 courses at the discretion of the Program Coordinator.


A grade of S (satisfactory) must be earned each semester