THE MUSIC MINOR
At UMW, music minors get a strong foundation in music fundamentals, theory, and technology, and aural and keyboard skills.
1) MUSIC TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
MUTC 100 Technology for Musicians is an introduction to notational tools, sound reinforcement, recording, sequencing, video capture/editing, and music-specific web design and social media.
2) AURAL SKILLS COURSES
MUTH 101 (formerly MUTH 192)
MUTH 201 (formerly MUTH 292)
3) MUSIC THEORY COURSES
a) MUTH 191 Diatonic Music Theory
b) MUTH 291 Chromatic Music Theory
The theory and aural skills courses together lead the student to mastery of theoretical concepts, linked directly to strengthening aural perception and sight-singing.
3) PRIVATE LESSONS
All music minors take four credits of private lessons in some applied medium, and participate in faculty-led ensembles.
4) ADDITIONAL COURSES
In addition, minors choose 9 credits of the following specialized courses according to interest:
MUHL 362 Beethoven
MUHL 375 Music History I: genre and form
MUHL 376 Music History II: narrative and ideology
MUHL 473 Special Studies in Music History and Literature
MUPR 347A Conducting
MUSC 473 Special Studies in Music
MUSC 490 Music Seminar
MUTC 320 Audio Recording
MUTC 370 Electroacoustic Techniques
MUTH 351 Fundamentals of Counterpoint and Form
MUTH 391 Post-Tonal Music Theory
MUTH 473 Special Studies in Music Theory
MUTH 483 Scoring & Arranging
THEA 335 Musical Theatre Performance
THEA 336 Musical Theatre Performance