All students pursuing a music minor must pass a music audition. Students in the keyboard area use the Keyboard Skills I credit as a music elective.


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 C earned in all courses applied to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: MUSI

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 21


MUSI 101Introduction to Classical Music (Mason Core)3
MUSI 113Aural Skills I1
MUSI 115Introduction to Music Theory 3
MUSI 171Keyboard Skills I1
MUSI 215Theory for Pop and Jazz Music3
or MUSI 216 Theory for 20th- and 21st-Century Music
or MUSI 217 Theory for 18th-Century Music
MUSI 114Aural Skills II1
or MUSI 172 Keyboard Skills II
Select 6 credits from Applied Music Options (course list follows)6
Two semesters of
Recital Attendance 1
Select 3 credits from Music Ensemble Options (course list follows)3
Total Credits21

All students who enroll as music minors and jazz studies minors must take MUSI 300 Recital Attendance for two semesters. A grade of S (satisfactory) must be earned each semester.

Applied Music Options 

See Music advisor for registration permission and options.
MUSI 220Applied Music in Music Technology1
MUSI 221Applied Music I1
MUSI 222Applied Music in Keyboard1
MUSI 223Applied Music in Voice1
MUSI 224Applied Music in Woodwind1
MUSI 225Applied Music in Brass1
MUSI 226Applied Music in String1
MUSI 227Applied Music in Percussion1
MUSI 228Applied Music in Composition1
MUSI 240Applied Music in Music Technology2
MUSI 242Applied Music in Keyboard2
MUSI 243Applied Music in Voice2
MUSI 244Applied Music in Woodwind2
MUSI 245Applied Music in Brass2
MUSI 246Applied Music in String2
MUSI 247Applied Music in Percussion2
MUSI 248Applied Music in Composition2
MUSI 440Applied Music in Music Technology3
MUSI 442Applied Music in Keyboard2-3
MUSI 443Applied Music in Voice2-3
MUSI 444Applied Music in Woodwind2-3
MUSI 445Applied Music in Brass2-3
MUSI 446Applied Music in String2-3
MUSI 447Applied Music in Percussion2-3
MUSI 448Applied Music in Composition2-3

Music Ensemble Options

MUSI 380Wind Symphony (Mason Core)1
MUSI 381University Chorale (Mason Core)1
MUSI 382Piano Ensemble (Mason Core)1
MUSI 383Symphonic Band (Mason Core)1
MUSI 385Chamber Singers (Mason Core)1
MUSI 387Symphony Orchestra (Mason Core)1
MUSI 389Jazz Ensemble (Mason Core)1
MUSI 485Chamber Ensembles (Mason Core)1
MUSI 280Athletic and Ceremonial Ensemble (Mason Core) For Music Technology Students only1