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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

Contemporary Music Minor


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Drawing on influences from contemporary, jazz and popular music, the Contemporary Music minor is designed to offer non-music majors an opportunity to study music at the college level. The program is composed of foundational courses aimed at establishing instrumental and/or vocal proficiency followed by courses focused in specific areas which allow the student to gain deeper knowledge and experience in contemporary music.

As a result of successfully completing program requirements, students should be able to:

  • read and write traditional and contemporary music notation; 

  • perform and improvise on an instrument or voice; 

  • describe the characteristics, performance practices, and historical context of a diverse range of musical styles and genres; 

  • apply knowledge and foundational skills in songwriting, improvisation or digital music production;

  • create and produce original music; and

  • integrate music into a career that utilizes creative and artistic knowledge, skills and experiences. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - 22 credits required


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