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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 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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