The College of Music offers a 19-credit music minor for students across the CU Boulder campus. The music minor is open to all students in good academic standing who have a sincere interest in making music a part of their university education, regardless of prior experience levels or backgrounds.
Students pursuing the music minor are required to complete a basic music theory course and participate in at least one music ensemble. Beyond that, students may choose from a variety of course options focused on creating or making music, as well as appreciating and thinking about music in relation to historical or sociocultural issues. Many elective course options for the music minor have been approved for the Arts & Sciences General Education Requirements.
For questions about the music minor, please send a message to the program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To declare your interest in the music minor, please submit the Declaration Form.
Grades in courses applied to the music minor must be a C- or higher. View the degree checklist to start planning your minor.
Required Courses and Credits
|MUEL 1081||Basic Music Theory||3|
|EMUS 1XX7||Music Ensemble||1|
EMUS 1XX7 or 3XX7
Music Ensembles (1), up to three semesters
|Piano Class 1|
|Piano Class II|
|Introduction to Songwriting Techniques|
Computer-Based Music Composition
|Appreciation of Music|
|Wild West Soundscapes|
|Music in American Culture|
|World Musics: Asia and Oceania|
|World Music: Africa, Europe, and the Americas|
|Music in the Rock Era|
|American Film Musical|
|History of Jazz|
|Words and Music|
|Music in Literature|
|Music and Global Health|
|Music and Violence|
|Music and Space|
|African Am Music: Fr Spirituals and the Blues to Rap/Hip Hop Soul|
|Music in Jewish Culture|
|Creating or Thinking Music||3|
|Total Credit Hours||19|