At UMW, music minors get a strong foundation in music fundamentals, theory, and technology, and aural and keyboard skills.
1) Music technology skills
MUTC 100 Technology for Musicians is an introduction to notational tools, sound reinforcement, recording, sequencing, video capture/editing, and music-specific web design and social media.
2) A sequence of Music Theory courses, each with corresponding ear-training laboratories.
a) MUTH 191 Diatonic Music Theory with MUTH 192 Diatonic Music Theory Skills
b) MUTH 291 Chromatic Music Theory with MUTH 292 Chromatic Music Theory Skills
Together these courses lead the student to mastery of theoretical concepts, linked directly to strengthening aural perception and sight-singing.
In addition, minors choose three of the following specialized courses according to interest:
MUHL 362 Beethoven
MUHL 368 History of Jazz
MUHL 375 Music History I: genre and form
MUHL 376 Music History II: narrative and ideology
MUHL 473 Special Studies in Music History and Literature
MUPR 347 Choral Conducting
MUPR 348 Instrumental Conducting
MUPR 441 Opera Workshop
MUTC 320 Audio Recording
MUTC 370 Electronic Music
MUTH 369 Music Orchestration
MUTH 391 Post-Tonal Music Theory
MUTH 483 Music Composition
MUTH 490 Music Seminar