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Music Minor


The minor in music is open to all KU students who are not currently majoring in music.

Students must first audition to be accepted as music minors, then may earn a minor in music by taking 24 hours in the courses listed below. At least 12 hours must be junior/senior-level courses, numbered 300 and above. A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 in the minor coursework is required.

MTHC 105 Theory I 4
MTHC 115 Theory II 4
Applied lessons (4 semesters at the 100 level, 1 credit hour a semester) 4
MUSC 336 Masterworks of Music 3
9 credit hours to be chosen from lessons (300-level lessons are junior/senior classes — students can earn 1 credit hour a semester), ensembles, and/or music classes at the 300 level or above 9

Friends of the School of Music

Reach Out Kansas, Inc., Smithyman & Zakoura Chartered and KU Music Concert Series 2014-2015

Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually