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Music, Minor

Saint Louis University's minor in music allows students to continue their study of music while pursuing other academic interests. SLU's music minor is complementary to and compatible with most majors.

Some students choose this minor because music has an indirect connection to their chosen career path. Other students enjoy increasing their theoretical and historical knowledge while performing with other students in the music program. 

Program Highlights

  • Small classes in courses required for SLU's music minor ensure that students work closely with the full-time faculty and receive individualized attention. 
  • The music faculty at Saint Louis University include active performers, composers and scholars who are engaged in the St. Louis area. Members of SLU's music faculty perform with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra as well as other venues and work in various styles, from classical art music to jazz and musical theatre. 
  • An audition is not required to declare the music minor. However, prospective students are expected to have some previous experience studying and performing music before entering the music program.
Piano Course
Select one of the following:1
MUSC 1260
Class Piano I
MUSC 1270
Class Piano II
MUSC 2020
Applied Music: Piano
MUSC 2500
Class Piano III
MUSC 2510
Class Piano IV
Applied Music Courses
Select four credits of the following:4
MUSC 2010
Applied Music: Voice
MUSC 2020
Applied Music: Piano
MUSC 2030
Applied Music: Guitar
MUSC 2040
Applied Music: Woodwinds
MUSC 2050
Applied Music: Brass
MUSC 2060
Applied Music: Strings
MUSC 2070
Applied Music: Percussion
Music Theory/History Course
MUSC 2270Music Theory I3
MUSC 2271Aural Skills I1
MUSC 2280Music Theory II3
MUSC 2281Aural Skills II1
MUSC 3300History of Music I3
or MUSC 3310 History of Music II
Music Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
MUSC 1150
History of Jazz
MUSC 1170
Music of Cultures of the World
MUSC 1180
Music of the African Diaspora
MUSC 1190
American Musical Mosaic: Songs of an Immigrant Nation
MUSC 2260
Music Computer Skills
MUSC 2300
Intro to Music Therapy
THR 3510
Musical Theatre Performance
MUSC 3270
Music Theory III
Performance Ensemble Course
Select three semesters of the following:0
MUSC 3420
University Chorale
MUSC 3440
University Mastersingers
MUSC 3450
Jazz Ensemble
MUSC 3460
String Ensembles
MUSC 3490
Concert Band
MUSC 3500
Piano Ensemble
Total Credits22

Non-Course Requirements

Students are required to attend a minimum number of recitals every semester.

Continuation Standards

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher to count for the minor. Students must successfully complete recital attendance requirements each semester.