Minor in Music (General)

Requirements

  • Students seeking admission to one of the Music Minor Degree Programs must be a full-time Georgia Tech student or have transferred from another institution.
  • A written application and interview are required if no applied lessons are included in the Minor plan.
  • A written application, interview, and formal audition are required if applied lessons are to be approved as part of the plan.
  • Curriculum consists of 15 credit hours (6 hours required from Foundation Course Options and 9 credit hours of Music courses approved by Music Minor Coordinator).

Interview/Applied Lesson Audition

Applicants for the Music Minor [General Emphasis] and the Music Technology Minor will complete an interview with the Music Minor Coordinator. If applied lessons are to be included in the Music Minor [General Emphasis] applicants must complete an audition and interview at least one semester prior to admittance to the program. Auditions must be scheduled with the Music Minor Program Coordinator.

Curriculum

Foundation Course Options
Select two courses:6
Funds of Musicianship I
Funds of Musicianship II
Intro to Audio Tech I
Intro to Audio Tech II
Applied Instruction
Select 0-3 credit hours from the following:
Ind Applied Instruction
Ind Applied Instruction
Ind Applied Instruction
Ensemble Performance
Select 0-3 credit hours from the following:
Marching Band
Pep Band
Concert Band
Symphonic Band
Chamber Choir
Chorale
Glee Club
Women's Choir
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Combo
Chamber Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Electronic Perc Ensemble
Rock and Pop Ensemble
Symphony Orchestra
Music Theory & Literature
Select 0-6 credit hours from the following:
Composers 1500-1800
Mus Tech Hist&Repertoire
Music Technology
Select 0-6 credit hours from the following:
Survey-Music Technology
Intro-Computer Music
Integrat Mus Multimedia
Mus Tech Hist&Repertoire
Computational Mus Anly
Comp Music Composition
Dig Signal Process-Music
Music Recording & Mixing
Music & Sound Design
Music Interface Design
Music Percep & Cognition
Research & Special Topics
Select 0-6 credit hours from the following:
Undergraduate Research
Special Topics
  • 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.

For additional information please contact the Music Minor Coordinator, Mr. Benjamin Diden: benjamin.diden@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 Technology

Ensemble Performance

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.

Minor in Music (General Emphasis) Program of Study

Written application and formal audition required.

Required Courses
MUSI 2010Funds of Musicianship I3
MUSI 2011Funds 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
Intro-Computer Music
Integrat Mus Multimedia
Streaming Media
Music Recording & Mixing
Music & Sound Design
Music Interface Design
Individual Private Lessons
Select 1 to 5 credit hours from the following1-5
Ind Applied Instruction
Ind Applied Instruction
Ind Applied Instruction
Ind Applied Instruction
Ind 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.