Minor in Music (General)

Please note: Students are no longer being admitted to the Minor in Music (general) program.

Music Minors are available in three distinct areas: general music literacy, music technology, and music performance. The minors are 15 credit hours each and permit students to flexibly customize a course of study specific and appropriate to their interests and abilities. The music literacy courses, Fundamentals of Musicianship I and II, are common to all three minors. All courses in the Music Minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis with a C or better, and must be completed with an overall GPA of 2.0. All other requirements outlined in the Georgia Tech Policy for Undergraduate Minors must be met.

Titles of Minor

Music Minor, Music Technology Minor, and Music Performance Minor

Specific Objectives

Students completing a Music Minor at Georgia Tech will be trained in musical study to include theory, history, and music technology. Two of the courses of study, the Music Minor and the Music Performance Minor, require concentration in a specific applied area–vocal or instrumental.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to one of the Music Minor Degree Programs must:

  1. Be a full-time Georgia Tech student.
  2. Have completed at least one semester of study at Georgia Tech or transferred from another institution.

Those seeking a minor, including applied lessons, must:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency as a performer on a standard orchestral or band instrument, or as a vocalist.
  2. Must audition for the Music Minor Program with more than three semesters remaining in their major degree program or before graduation.

Application

The application/audition procedure can occur no earlier than second semester of the student’s first year (see School Chair for specific deadlines). Entrance into the Music Minor Program will occur no earlier than first semester of the student’s second year. The application to the Music Minor Degree Program must include:

  1. A completed Music Minor Application form. Please note the form includes a current resumé of musical activities, awards, repertoire list, and previous instructors.
  2. A current transcript (unofficial).

Applied Lesson Audition/Interview

Each applicant seeking applied lessons must complete an audition and interview before being approved. A portion of the interview may be completed at the time of the audition and a formal interview with the Chair of the School of Music will be required for those individuals recommended for consideration by the Audition Committee. The audition must be completed at least one semester prior to admittance to the program. Auditions must be scheduled with the Music Minor Program Coordinator.

Ensemble Performance – (3 semester hours)

The Music Minor and Music Performance Minors require a minimum of 3 semesters in ONE of the following ensemble tracks and must be completed at the MUSI 3000 level or above. Therefore, a student must be enrolled in the ensemble for three semesters during their junior and senior years. The ensemble tracks include:
  • Wind Ensemble and/or Concert Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Chorale and/or Chamber Choir and/or Men’s Glee Club

Ensemble Clarification

Please note that Instrumental Chamber Ensembles do not apply to the Ensemble Performance course curriculum requirements.

Music Minor [General Emphasis]

  • Written application and formal audition required
  • 6 credit hours of Fundamentals of Musicianship
  • 3-4 credit hours of Music Ensemble at the 3000/4000 level
  • 2-5 credit hours of Music Technology
  • 1-5 credit hours Individual Private Lessons

Music Technology Minor

  • Written application required – no formal audition
  • 6 credit hours of Fundamentals of Musicianship
  • 9 credit hours of Music Technology as approved by the Music Minor Coordinator

Music Performance Minor

  • Written application and formal audition required
  • 6 credit hours of Fundamentals of Musicianship
  • 3 credit hours of Individual Private Lessons – MUSI 3710, MUSI 3720, and MUSI 3730
  • 4 credit hours of Major Ensemble at the 3000/4000 level
  • 2 credit hours of Chamber Ensemble

For additional information please contact the Music Minor Coordinator, Dr. Frank Clark: fclark@music.gatech.edu or 404.894.8964. Alternatively, you can contact the Administrative Coordinator, Corissa Jones at corissa.jones@music.gatech.edu or 404.894.8949.

Minor Program of Study & Guidelines
Program of Study - Music
Program of Study - Music Performance
Program of Study - Music Technology
 

Minor in Music (General Emphasis) - Program of Study

The Music minor must comprise at least 15 semester hours, of which at least 9 semester hours are upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above).

Written application and formal audition required.

Fundamentals of Musicianship
MUSI 2010Fundamentals of Musicianship I3
MUSI 2011Fundamentals of Musicianship II3
Music Ensemble
Select 3 to 4 credit hours of Music Ensemble at the 3000/4000 level.3-4
Music Technology
Select 2 to 5 credit hours from the following:2-5
Introduction of Synthesized Computer Music
Integrating Music Into Multimedia
Streaming Media
Music Recording and Mixing
Music and Sound Design
Music Interface Design
Individual Private Lessons
Select 1 to 5 credit hours from the following1-5
Individual Applied Instruction
Individual Applied Instruction
Individual Applied Instruction
Individual Applied Instruction
Individual Applied Instruction
Total Credit Hours12-20
  • All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis.
  • All courses used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 credit hours of Special Topics and 3 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research. Students may not use 6 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research for a minor.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.