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 for 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: MWB

(Formerly MUWB)

Minor Requirements 

Total credits: 18


MUSI 100Fundamentals of Music (Mason Core)3
or MUSI 115 Introduction to Music Theory
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