A music minor can open doors to careers in music and theater, either as a performer, composer or as someone who works “behind the scenes."
The study of music can also provide skills applicable to other job areas such as music therapy and music education. Most importantly, however, is the fact that these days, the job market is demanding people who can think creatively – out of the box – and in no other discipline will a student find so many opportunities to hone their creative spirit.
Required Courses for a Music Minor (6 courses - 24 credits):
- PERF1321 - The ABCs of Music Notations: Dots, Lines, and Squiggles *
- PERF1301 - Song: From the Monks to the Monkees or PERF1302 - Music-Theatre through the Ages
- PERF1304 - Musics of the World
- PERF2321 - Harmony through Creative Composition
- Two or more courses (including Directed Study) to be decided in consultation. If PERF2312 is taken (4 credits), then one more course (including Directed Study) to be decided in consultation.
AND three semesters of performance courses, which can include, but are not limited to:
- Performance(s) in a musical theater or dance production
- PERF0311 Saints and Singer: EC Chorus (0 credits)
- PERF0312 Performance Techniquers for the Singing Actor (0 credits)
- Colleges of the Fenway Orchestra and/or Chorus (1 credit)
- PERF2312 Advanced Performance Techniques for the Singing Actor (4 credits) or
- Other performances (to be decided in consultation)
* A student may be exempt from taking PERF1321 through demonstration of skills and mastery of knowledge as determined by the course instructor and department chair. In such a case, another course would be decided, in consultation with the department chair, to take its place.