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Students in the Sing! Choir represent the Music minor at Curry CollegeDo you love to make music? Want to advance your current skills, or learn how to play an instrument? Ever dreamed of singing on stage? Then should consider the Music minor at Curry College.

You can declare a minor in music to complement a major in any other area of study. The combination of a music minor with various majors may lead to graduate study and/or careers in such fields as the expressive therapies, arts administration, radio, television and theatre.

Course Requirements and Information

In addition to the requirements listed below, the faculty encourages music minors to elect an inter-area field experience that applies knowledge of music in a field placement appropriate to the student's major. Many students have found this pleasurable and beneficial for further career opportunities.

Music Minor (3 credits):

FA 1000 Introduction to Fine Arts
3 credits of MUS elective(s)
at the 2000 level or above

Choose 6 credits (two courses) from the following:

MUS 2000 Western Classical Music
MUS 2050 Sound and Healing
MUS 2100 Traditions of Sacred Sound
MUS 2370 Jazz
MUS 2430 Music in Film
MUS 2450 American Music
MUS 2550 Music of the World
MUS 2610 Concert Going in Boston
MUS 2650 The Musical: Discovering Diversity

Choose 6 credits from the following:

*MUS 23XX/33XX Private Instruction in Music (any instrument)
MUS 2310 Rock Band
MUS 2309/2311/2313 Sing!
MUS 2360 Music Theory: Songwriting
MUS 4050 Independent Studio in Applied Music
MUS 2700 Orchestra
MUS 2750 Concert Band
MUS 3350 Accelerando Chamber Chorale

(MUS 2310, 2309, 2311, 2313, 2700, 2750, and 3350 can be applied multiple times for a total of 4 credits)

*Private Instruction in Music options (1.5 credits):

  • MUS 1302, 2302, 3302 - Guitar
  • MUS 1303, 2303, 3303 - Piano
  • MUS 1304, 2304, 3304 - Piano-Jazz/Improvisation
  • MUS 1305, 2305, 3305 - Voice
  • MUS 1306, 2306, 3306 - Percussion
  • MUS 1307, 2307, 3307 - Strings
  • MUS 1308, 2308, 3308 - Winds & Brass
  • MUS 1312, 2312, 3312 - Composition

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