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Music Minor in the Honors Program

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.

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.

Honors Minor

Minimum number of required courses:

Eligible Courses:

Music Theory:


Music 11*, 12*


two semesters

Music 40a*, 40b*

Music History and/or Ethnomusicology:

2 Music 20, 21, 22(W), 23(W), 29, 002C, 003B, 005A, 005F, 006C, 006D, 007A, 008A, 008B, 009B, 010, 029, 031, 100, and any other Music History courses numbered above 023. Additional courses in Ethnomusicology may be considered with approval of the Department Chair.


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


1 Any course, upper or lower level, in Music History and Literature, Ethnomusicology, or Music Theory. May include Dance or Theater with Dept. approval

Additional Requirement:

  Keyboard exam, service learning, senior recital, or special project

Honors Preparation:


Upper level elective (linked to one course)