Music Minor

Page Last Updated: 2021-07-22 10:28 AM EDT

A student enrolled as a major in a department in the College of Arts and Sciences may apply to enter the Department of Music as a Music Minor. After a successful audition and approval by the Department of Music Chair, the student will consult with an Area Coordinator to devise a scheme of courses totaling a minimum of 18 credit hours. Music Minors will also take both the Theory and Piano placement tests.

Below are course options for the Jazz and Non-Jazz programs of study.

All music minor courses schemes must be designed in consultation wth the Department of Music Area Coordinator directing the desired area of concentration.

For additional information regarding the Music Minor program, please contact the Department of Music Area Coordinator directing your desired area of concentration:

 

Classical Instrument

Fred Irby, III, M.M.
Coordinator of Instrumental Music
Childers Hall, Room B-002
(202) 806-7066
firby@howard.edu

Classical Piano

Karen Walwyn, D.M.A.
Coordinator of Keyboard Studies
Childers Hall, Room 3020 
(202) 806-7092
kwalwyn@howard.edu

Classical Voice

Liana Valente, D.M.A.
Coordinator of Classical Voice
Childers Hall, Room 3029
(202) 806-7135
Liana.Valente@howard.edu

Jazz Instrument and
    Jazz Piano
 

Charlie Young, III, M.M.
Coordinator of Instrumental Jazz Studies
Childers Hall, Room SB-3
(202) 806-7872
cyoung@howard.edu

 Jazz Voice

Connaitre Miller, M.M.
Coordinator of Vocal Jazz Studies
Childers Hall, Room 3026
(202) 806-7097
conmiller@howard.edu

Music Minor, Non-Jazz Emphasis

In consultation with an area coordinator, courses will be chosen using the following guidelines:

  • MUSB 003 Elem Ear Training/Sight Singing I 2 credits
  • MUSB 004 Elem Ear Training/Sight Singing II 2 credits
  • MUSB 021 Elementary Harmony I 3 credits
  • MUSB 022 Elementary Harmony II 3 credits
  • MUSC xxx Music Literature/History (1 course) 3 credits
  • MUxx xxx Performance (instruction): minimum of 3 [1] hour courses 3 credits
  • MUxx xxx Ensembles: minimum of 2 [1] hour courses 2 credits

TOTAL

18 credit hours

Additional courses may be freely selected, while observing any prerequisites.

Music Minor, Jazz Emphasis

Course schemes will total a minimum of 18 credit hours. In consultation with the Jazz Studies Coordinator, course scheme will include the following courses:

  • MUSB 003 Elem Ear Training/Sight Singing I (required) 2 credits
  • MUSB 004 Elem Ear Training/Sight Singing II (required) 2 credits
  • MUSB 021 Elementary Harmony I (required) 3 credits
  • MUSB 022 Elementary Harmony II (required) 3 credits
  • MUSI 110 Jazz History (required) 3 credits
  • MUxx 111-131 Principal Instrument/Jazz Voice Instruction 1 credit each
  • MUxx xxx Jazz Ensemble or Elective Ensemble 1 credit each
  • MUSH 011-042 Improvisation 2 credits each
  • MUSE xxx Keyboard Class(es) 1 credit each

TOTAL

18 credit hours minimum

Other courses may be added/substituted with the Jazz Studies Coordinator's approval, while observing any prerequisites.