Music Minor

Simpson University's comprehensive and versatile music minor is perfect for someone who loves music and wants to use it in their future but does not want to focus on it as their major. The minor is one of the largest minors at Simpson, with a total of 31 required credits.  Along with the basic music foundation received in the required courses, you have the option of choosing from a variety of electives and musical focuses.

REQUIRED (19 credits)

  • MUSI 1600 Music in History and Context (3; Sp)
  • MUSI 1620 Music Theory I (3; F)
  • *MUSI 1630 Music Theory II (3; Sp)
  • MUSI 1720 Music Theory Lab I (2; F)
  • *MUSI 1730 Music Theory Lab II (2; Sp)
  • MUAP xxxx Private Instruction (4)
  • MUAP xxxx Ensembles (2)

ELECTIVES (12 credits)

Two of the following:
  • *MUSI 3640 Music History I (3; OF)
  • *MUSI 3650W Music History II (3; ESp)
  • MUSI 3690 Music in World Cultures (3; F)
  • MUSI 4620 Phil and Hist of Music in the Church (3; F)
Six credits from the following:
  • *MUAP 3100 Jazz Improvisation (2; TBA)
  • *MUAP 3710 Basic Conducting (3; F)
  • *MUAP 3770 Children’s Music (3; Sp)
  • *MUSI 3620 Contemporary Songwriting (3; ESp)
  • *+MUSI 3640 Music History I (3; OF)
  • *+MUSI 3650W Music History II (3; ESp)
  • +MUSI 3690 Music in World Cultures (3; F)
  • MUSI 3700 Computer Music Technology (3; ESp)
  • +MUSI 4620 Phil and Hist of Music in the Church (3; F)
  • MUAP xxxx Private Inst (upper division)
  • MUAP xxxx Ensembles (upper division)
+If not used under “Two of the following”

TOTAL CREDITS: 31