Music Minor

Participation in the performing arts has traditionally been an important aspect of Jesuit education. The music minor will appeal to students who desire a music concentration to supplement their chosen disciplinary major, both within the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication as well as across the university.

Increased musical training will improve the performance quality of university ensembles that are often called upon to perform at university special events, increase Marquette University's profile within the Milwaukee and Wisconsin artistic community, and foster increased connections and collaborative opportunities with local professional musicians.

Ensemble performance courses — MUSI 1100, MUSI 1200 and MUSI 1300 — are credit-generating courses that can be used to complete the minor. Other courses include music theory, conducting, carillon, music history, business of music and music technology.

Music Minor Curriculum

The music minor curriculum is outlined in the table below. Please see the Marquette University undergraduate bulletin for course descriptions.

Course Units
MUSI 2500 — Music Theory I 3
MUSI 3500  Music Theory II 3
MUSI 2410  Music History 3
MUSI Electives (2) 6 (see below for list of approved elective courses) 6
Ensemble Participation (University Chorus, University Symphony Orchestra, University Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble) 4

Approved Electives

MUSI 2460 – Wind Band History and Analysis
MUSI 2910 — The Business of Music
MUSI 2610 — Music Technology
MUSI 1610 — Carillon Discovery
MUSI 2420 — History of the Musical in America
MUSI 2440 — History of Jazz
MUSI 3610 — Conducting