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Music Performance Minor
Music Performance Minor | Music &Technology Minor

Music Performance Minor

The Music Performance Minor combines courses in music theory, history, and world music, with practical application through ensemble participation and applied music study. This combination of the academic and practical strives to offer students a more profound understanding of the art of music, and in a broader sense an introduction to cultural development and the communication of ideas.

The music minor requires 20 credits of upper-level music offerings. At least four credits must be for ensemble participation, four credits from Music Theory I and four credits from an upper-level music history course. The remaining eight credits are fulfilled through additional upper-level music history, theory and world music courses, and ensemble participation.

Minor Advisor
Carl Atkins cjagsh@rit.edu (06-1112)

Required Courses
0505-499 Music Theory I

Required Ensembles
Four credits (four quarters) must come from participation in one of the ensembles. Up to an additional four credits may go towards the minor.

  • 0505-401 RIT Singers
  • 0505-402 RIT Orchestra
  • 0505-403 RIT Concert Band
  • 0504-404 RIT Worlds of Music Ensemble
  • 0504-405 RIT Jazz Ensemble

Note: All ensembles are 1 credit hour only. 4 quarters required to complete 1 upper-level course.

Music History Electives
Four credits must come from one of the music history courses listed below. Up to an additional eight credits of these courses may go towards the minor.

  • 0505-442 Music in the United States
  • 0505-447 The American Musical Theater
  • 0505-448 20th Century American Music
  • 0505-450 Music and the Stage
  • 0505-454 American Orchestra and its Repertoire
  • 0505-455 Survey of Jazz
  • 0505-459 Era of Haydn and Mozart
  • 0505-466 Sounds of Protest
  • 0505-470 American Popular Song
  • 0505-471 American Popular and Rock Music
  • 0505-482 Beethoven
  • 0505-483 Bach and the Baroque
  • 0505-484 Romanticism in Music

Music Theory and World Music Electives
Music Theory and World Music Electives: Up to eight credits may go towards the minor.

  • 0505-485 Music Theory II
  • 0505-461 World Music I
  • 0505-462 World Music II

Music & Technology Minor

Minor Advisor
Carl Atkins cjagsh@rit.edu (06-1112)

The Music & Technology Minor allows students to pursue courses and activities that integrate performance, music composition, and music production with technology, through access to studies in music performance, music theory, music history, contemporary and historical instrument technology, audio engineering, acoustics, and film and animation. The Music and Technology Minor serves as a complement to the already existent Music Performance Minor, and provides students who do not possess sufficient instrumental or vocal skills an avenue to integrate their primary technological interests with their interest in music.

The Music & Technology Minor requires 20 credit hours from required and approved elective courses in the following distribution.

Required Courses

  • 0505-499 Music theory I (Fine Arts, CLA)
  • 0614-250 Fundamentals of Audio Engineering (TET, CAST)

Electives

Technology Electives
Four (4) credits must come from the courses listed below:

  • 4002-206 Web Foundations (IT, GCCIS)
  • 4002-527 Introduction to Digital Audio Production and Computer Music (IT, GCCIS)
  • 0618-206 Computers and Their Applications (CET, CAST)
  • 0613-325 Introduction to Digital Audio Production (CET, CAST)
  • 0614-345 Intermediate Digital Audio Production (CET, CAST)

Music History Electives
Four credits must come from one of the music history courses listed below. Up to an additional eight credits of these courses may go towards the minor.

  • 0505-442 Music in the United States
  • 0505-447 The American Musical Theater
  • 0505-448 20th Century American Music
  • 0505-450 Music and the Stage
  • 0505-454 American Orchestra and its Repertoire
  • 0505-455 Survey of Jazz
  • 0505-459 Era of Haydn and Mozart
  • 0505-466 Sounds of Protest
  • 0505-470 American Popular Song
  • 0505-471 American Popular and Rock Music
  • 0505-482 Beethoven
  • 0505-483 Bach and the Baroque
  • 0505-484 Romanticism in Music