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The mission of the Department of Music at Colorado State University-Pueblo is to prepare undergraduate students to function professionally in their chosen field of music within the larger context of a liberal education, to provide artistic enrichment for the community, and to serve as an artistic resource.

Music majors completing minors in Music Technology, Composition/Theory, Jazz Studies, Organ Performance, or piano pedagogy must complete a minimum of 18 hours beyond required courses of the BA-Music (General Emphasis) degree, to include required hours in the minor and any electives beyond major and minor degree requirements.

These hours fulfill the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) graduation requirements that 18 hours must be taken in a minor or in courses outside the major discipline.

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    General

    The university offers the traditional liberal arts Minor in Music suited for students in majors other that Music desiring a foundational curriculum in Music.

    General Requirements:

    Course Title Credits
    MUS 118 Honors Music Appreciation 3
    MUS 127 Functional Piano I; Beginning 1
    MUS xxx Ensemble (4 semesters) 4
    MUS x01 Music Performance Symposium (4 semesters) 0
    MUS 150 Music Theory I 3
    MUS 151 Aural Skills I 1
    MUS 210 Music Theory II 3
    MUS 211 Aural Skills II 1
    MUS xxx Applied, Non major (4 semesters) 4
    Total semester hours 22

    To see more requirements vist the Online Catalog.

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    Digital Music-Audio Production

    The Minor in Digital Music and Audio Production serves as an introduction to the basic concepts of music and audio production. The minor includes coursework not only in the Music Department, but also in CSU-Pueblo's Mass Communications and Center For New Media (MCCNM) department.

    General Requirements:

    Course Title Credits
    MUS 110 Music and Audio Production I 2
    MUS 285 Cultural History of Popular Music 2
    MCCNM 101 Media and Society 3
    MCCNM 220 Introduction to Electronic Media 3
    MUS 310 Music and Audio Production II 2
    Total semester hours 18

    To see more requirements vist the Online Catalog.

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    Theory Composition

    The Minor in Composition/Theory provides a solid theoretical understanding of music as well as a broad foundation of compositional skills. The Minor culminates in a composition recital which ensures students graduate with recordings and scores appropriate for a graduate composition admissions portfolio

    General Requirements:

    Course Title Credits
    MUS 180 Applied Music Composition (4 semesters, 1 Cr each) 4
    MUS 438 Music Composition Recital 2
    MUS 350 Theory V- Composition and Analysis 2
    ONE of the following:
    MUS 351 Counterpoint 2
    MUS 352 19th Century Styles 2
    MUS 353 20th Century Styles 2
    Total semester hours 18

    To see more requirements vist the Online Catalog.

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    Jazz Studies

    The Minor in Jazz Studies is designed to prepare the student for a wide range of opportunities to successfully work in the jazz idiom, including jazz theory, composition, and arranging, improvisation, and in-depth study of the historical aspects of both jazz and popular music. Jazz Studies students can participate in any of CSU-Pueblo's related ensembles, which include big band, choral, and guitar performance groups.

    General Requirements:

    Course Title Credits
    MUS 120 History of Jazz 2
    MUS 285 Cultural History of Popular Music 2
    MUS 152 Jazz Improvisation I 2
    MUS 252 Jazz Improvisation II 2
    MUS 180 Introduction to Composition (Jazz Composition/Arranging - credits 1-1) 2
    MUS 439 Recital: Jazz Studies 2
    Total Semester Hours 18

    To see more requirements vist the Online Catalog.

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    Organ Performance

    The Minor in Organ is meant to give practical organ skills for keyboard players such as service playing, service planning, and choir accompanying. The minor prepares students for positions such as being a Church Organist and Music Director, Choir Accompanist in community settings. The minor gives opportunities for off campus practical training in local area churches which leads also to additional income for students as well as meaningful connections with the community.

    General Requirements:

    Course Title Credits
    ​MUS 277 Applied Organ, Major (4 semesters) 8
    MUS 169 Applied Voice, Non-Major (2 semesters) 2
    MUS 113 Vocal Techniques and Diction 1
    MUS 498 Internship (3 semesters) 3
    Ensemble Participation
    MUS 204/404 Collaborative Music Ensemble (4 semesters) 4
    ​Total Semester Hours 18

    To see more requirements vist the Online Catalog.

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    Piano Pedagogy

    The Minor in Piano Pedagogy is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Music degree program. This minor is designed to train students in the fundamentals of piano teaching and performance.

    General Requirements:

    Course Title Credits
    MUS 346 Piano Literature 2
    MUS 347 Piano Pedagogy 2
    MUS 426 Advanced Piano Pedagogy 2
    ED 210 Human Growth and Development for Educators 3
    or PSYCH 151 Human Development
    MGMT 414 Entrepreneurship 1 3
    MUS 427 Piano Pedagogy Practicum (2-2-2) 6
    Total Semester Hours 18

    To see more requirements vist the Online Catalog.

Students wishing to enroll in any Minor program can declare and select the required courses through their PAWS account.

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