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Honors Music Minor for the Class of 2026

Please note: Course Minor requirements for Music are changing beginning with the class of 2026. The classes of 2025 and 2024 may elect to complete the “new” minor with permission of the Department Chair.

The music honors minor curriculum normally includes the following components. Every student’s program is subject to approval by music faculty, taking into consideration the student's background and goals. We welcome individualized proposals, which are evaluated and approved on the basis of consultations with the music faculty. We emphasize the importance of depth and mastery of musical skills and understanding, and we also recognize the value of studying the diversity of musical cultures.


For more information please see the catalog.

Honors Minor

Minimum number of required courses:

Eligible Courses:

Music Theory:


Music 11*


one semester

Music 40a*

Music History and Literature:


Music 20, 21, 22(W), 23(W)

Additional courses may be considered with approval of the Department Chair.

Ethnomusicology: 1

002C, 003B, 005A, 005F, 006D, 007A, 008A, 008B, 009B, 010, 029, 031, 100

Additional courses may be considered with approval of the Department Chair.


two semesters Chinese Music Ens., Chorus/Garnet Singers, Jazz Ens., Orch., Taiko, Wind Ens., Gamelan


2 TWO electives of your choice (may include Dance or Theater with Department approval). One of these must be a designated "upper level" course or MUSI 012 & 040B. See Administrative Coordinator or Department chair for list of recent courses that fulfill the "upper level" designation.

Additional Requirement:

  Keyboard skills: This requirement can be fulfilled by completing MUSI 12 & 040B. Students who do not complete MUSI 12 & 040B should see the Chair to discuss an individual plan.

Honors Preparation:


Upper level elective (linked to one course). See Honors Major for descriptions of possible Honors Preparations.