The Minor in Music is designed to provide students with basic knowledge and broad choices in coursework. In addition to enrolling in the required music theory and history core, students will choose from a wide assortment of electives in order to create programs that are uniquely matched to their interests. Please note that the Minor in Music does not meet the Wisconsin Department of Instruction requirements for Music Education licensure. The Music Minor is a flexible and condensed program that allows students to take additional coursework outside of the Music major and/or complete a minor in a different area. Led by renowned performing artist faculty, students regularly perform professionally in the greater Milwaukee community while earning their degree.
Students must complete at least 22 credits to receive the Minor in Music. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits at UWM:
|Music Theory 1||5-7|
and Aural Theory I
and Materials of Theory I
& MUSIC 124
& MUSIC 127
& MUSIC 128
|Aural Theory I|
and Aural Theory II
and Materials of Theory I
and Materials of Theory II
|Introduction to Classical Music|
|American Popular Music|
|General History of Western Music I|
|General History of Western Music II|
|Literary Aspects of Rock and Roll|
|General History of Western Music III|
|Introduction to World Musics|
|Complete 9-11 credits from any area of Music. May include ensembles, lessons, performance practice, or additional theory and history coursework. Students enrolled in a private lesson must also simultaneously enroll in a performance ensemble.|
The Music Theory Placement exam is optional. The exam determines whether a student will start the theory track with MUSIC 1 or MUSIC 123. Students who do not take the exam will be required t o complete the Theory Fundamentals track.
Elective Lesson Options: Lessons are not required for the music minor. However, students may take up to four elective credits of lessons. Concurrent enrollment in a large ensemble is required. Lessons are available per successful ensemble audition.
Elective Ensemble Options: Ensembles may be repeated for credit. Students may enroll in the same music ensemble for multiple semesters (up to 8 total and dependent upon audition), and each semester of enrollment fulfills one credit towards the minor. Audition required.
Location: Theatre 120
Hours: 9AM-4PM Monday through Thursday, 9AM-2PM Fridays
(closed on university holidays)
Contact: (414) 229-4763
Academic advising is an important aspect of long-term academic success. At the Peck School of the Arts, we offer professional academic advising in the following undergraduate disciplines: art, dance, film, music, and theatre.
Advisors provide students with individualized advising to assist them in areas such as: degree requirements, major options, course selection, campus resources, college success strategies, graduation assessment, academic policies and procedures, etc.
For more information on Peck School of the Arts advising, please visit http://uwm.edu/arts/advising/.