College of Fine Arts

Music - Minor

2

Unique Tracks

Music Performance or Music Theory and History

18

Credit Hours

to Complete the Music Minor

31

Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles

in the School of Music

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Bradley Kerns

Dir. of Undergraduate Studies

School of Music, College of Fine Arts

College of Fine Arts

School of Music

105 Fine Arts Building

Lexington, KY 40506

Program website

859-257-4900

  • Minor

The Music Minor is an excellent option for students from any college to continue with playing an instrument or vocal performance without a major in the School of Music. Students may concentrate on either Music Performance or Music Theory and History. An audition is required for students pursuing the Music Performance track.

Careers

The School of Music at the University of Kentucky provides an intimate environment for study with all the resources of a large, research university. The more than 50 full-time and 15 part-time faculty members are recognized for excellence in teaching, performance, and research. They are leaders in their disciplines. With a low faculty-to-student ratio, the School of Music provides personal attention with small classes and excellent private applied instruction. The School has achieved awards and national recognition for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as for music education, music therapy, composition, theory and music history. Our faculty has gained national and international prominence in their respective fields. Students benefit from our faculty's reputation in their fields, opening up exceptional opportunities for further study and networking within the music world.

Classes & Requirements

 

What You'll Study

 

The Minor in Music curriculum consists of music theory, music history, ensemble performance, and private lessons. The Music Theory and History option requires three credit hours of private lessons or ensemble performance. The Music Performance option requires a total of twelve credit hours of performance instruction, divided between an ensemble and private lessons.

 

School of Music Audition

 

All students applying to pursue a Music Performance Minor must audition for admission. After applying to the University of Kentucky, students should request an audition with the School of Music at the link below. Students must be accepted by the University of Kentucky before they may be accepted by the School of Music. 

In addition to the preferred audition dates listed on the audition request form, individual auditions for admission to the School of Music can usually be arranged any time during the year by special arrangement with a faculty member in the student's area of interest. Students who audition after the preferred dates may not be able to compete for certain University and School of Music scholarship opportunities, and there is a possibility that some programs could be filled to capacity. Also, the audition process is competitive -- for students who audition before these dates, acceptance decisions may or may not (at the discretion of the faculty) be delayed until after students have been heard on the preferred dates.

 
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Minor in Music: Music Theory and History

 

  • Six to Nine Hours of Music Theory
    • MUS 174 - Theory for Non-Music Majors
    • MUS 170/171 - Theory I: Elementary Aural and Written Theory
    • MUS 172/173 - Theory I: Elementary Aural and Written Theory
  • Six to Nine Hours of Music History
    • MUS 100 - Introduction to Music
    • MUS 201 - Music in Western Culture to 1700 
    • MUS 202 - Music in Western Culture, 1700 to Present 
    • MUS 203 - History of Music I 
    • MUS 206 - American Music 
    • MUS 220 - Symphonic Music 
    • MUS 221 - Survey of Vocal Music: Opera, Art Song, Choral Music 
    • MUS 300 - History of Jazz 
    • MUS 301 - Appalachian Music 
    • MUS 302 - History of Music II 
    • MUS 303 - History of Music III 
    • MUS 330 - Music in the World (Subtitle required)
  • Three Hours of Music Performance
    • Students may chose between private lessons or ensemble instruction

 

Minor in Music: Music Performance

 

  • Six Hours of Music History and Theory
    • MUS 174 - Theory for Non-Music Majors
    • MUS 170/171 - Theory I: Elementary Aural and Written Theory
    • MUS 172/173 - Theory I: Elementary Aural and Written Theory
    • MUS 100 - Introduction to Music
    • MUS 201 - Music in Western Culture to 1700 
    • MUS 202 - Music in Western Culture, 1700 to Present 
    • MUS 203 - History of Music I 
    • MUS 206 - American Music 
    • MUS 220 - Symphonic Music 
    • MUS 221 - Survey of Vocal Music: Opera, Art Song, Choral Music 
    • MUS 300 - History of Jazz 
    • MUS 301 - Appalachian Music 
    • MUS 302 - History of Music II 
    • MUS 303 - History of Music III 
    • MUS 330 - Music in the World (Subtitle required)
  • Twelve Hours of Music Performance
    • Eight hours of private lessons
      • Four semesters, sequential enrollment, two hours per semester
    • Four hours of an appropriate ensemble

 


Contact

brad kerns headshot

Bradley Kerns

Dir. of Undergraduate Studies

School of Music, College of Fine Arts

College of Fine Arts

School of Music

105 Fine Arts Building

Lexington, KY 40506

859-257-4900