Minor in Music (General)

The School of Music offers a Minor in Music.

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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
Fundamentals of Musicianship I
Fundamentals of Musicianship II
Introduction Audio Technology I
Introduction to Audio Technology II
Applied Instruction
Select 0-3 credit hours from the following:
Individual Applied Instruction
Individual Applied Instruction
Individual 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
Treble Choir
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Combo
Chamber Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Electronic Percussion Ensemble
Rock and Pop Ensemble
Symphony Orchestra
Music Theory & Literature
Select 0-6 credit hours from the following:
European Composers and Thier Music
Music Technology History and Repertoire
Music Technology
Select 0-6 credit hours from the following:
Survey of Music Technology
Introduction of Synthesized Computer Music
Integrating Music Into Multimedia
Music Technology History and Repertoire
Computational Music and Audio Analysis
Computer Music Composition
Digital Signal Processing for Music
Music Recording and Mixing
Music and Sound Design
Music Interface Design
Music Perception and 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.