This is the first version of the 2021-22 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in music requires 15 s.h. of coursework taken in the School of Music (prefix MUS), including at least 8 s.h. taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor. Courses used to satisfy minor requirements may not be taken pass/nonpass. Up to 7 s.h. of transfer credit in music history, music theory, and elective courses may be accepted toward the minor, with approval of the School of Music. Music performance courses must be taken at the University of Iowa.

Work for the minor includes courses in three areas: music history, music performance, and music theory. The remaining 5 s.h. in elective coursework must be chosen from School of Music courses.

Some School of Music courses have prerequisites; students must complete all of a course's prerequisites before they may register for a course. Courses approved for the minor are listed below. A course may only be applied to one area for credit.

The music minor requires the following work.

Music History

One of these:
MUS:1310World Music3
MUS:1720History of Jazz3
MUS:2301History of Western Music I3
MUS:2302History of Western Music II3
MUS:2311/LAS:2311Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3

Music Performance

3 s.h. from these:
Applied Music Instruction (Lessons)
MUS:1020Performance Instruction for Nonmajors1
Lower-level lessons for music majors numbered from MUS:2020-MUS:2038, with consent of faculty2
Upper-level lessons for music majors numbered from MUS:3020-MUS:3037, with consent of faculty2
Jazz Improvisation
MUS:3001Introduction to Jazz Improvisation3
MUS:3710Intermediate Jazz Improvisation2
MUS:4710Advanced Jazz Improvisation2
MUS:4750Transcription2
Ensemble Participation
Instructor permission or audition is required for these courses:
MUS:1160University Band1
MUS:1165Hawkeye Marching Band1
MUS:1176Voxman Chorale1
MUS:1180All-University String Orchestra1
MUS:3150Percussion Ensemble/Steel Band1
MUS:3160Symphony Band/Concert Band1
MUS:3170Kantorei1
MUS:3172Camerata Singers1
MUS:3174University Choir1
MUS:3180Orchestra1
MUS:3480Piano Accompaniment1
MUS:3482String Chamber Music1-2
MUS:3485Wind Chamber Music1-2
MUS:3740Small Jazz Ensembles1
Other 1 s.h. music performance courses, with consent of the associate director for undergraduate studies

Music Theory

Admission to theory courses is determined by results on the theory placement exam.

One of these:
MUS:1201Musicianship and Theory I4
MUS:1202Musicianship and Theory II4
MUS:2203Musicianship and Theory III4
MUS:2204Musicianship and Theory IV4

Electives

Students must complete 5 s.h. in elective coursework. The following are suggested electives.

MUS:1001Group Piano I: Non-Music Majors1
MUS:1002Group Piano II: Non-Music Majors1
MUS:1009Jazz Cultures in America and Abroad3
MUS:1010Recital Attendance for Nonmajors1
MUS:1012Creativity in Music3
MUS:1020Performance Instruction for Nonmajors1
MUS:1066Introduction to Film Music3
MUS:1160University Band1
MUS:1165Hawkeye Marching Band1
MUS:1176Voxman Chorale1
MUS:1200Fundamentals of Music for Majors0
MUS:1201Musicianship and Theory I4
MUS:1202Musicianship and Theory II4
MUS:1301Concepts and Contexts of Western Music3
MUS:1302Great Musicians3
MUS:1303Roots, Rock, and Rap: A History of Popular Music3
MUS:1310World Music3
MUS:1720History of Jazz3
MUS:2203Musicianship and Theory III4
MUS:2204Musicianship and Theory IV4
MUS:2301History of Western Music I3
MUS:2302History of Western Music II3
MUS:2311/LAS:2311Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
Lower-level applied instruction courses for majors numbered from MUS:2020-MUS:2038

For additional information, contact the School of Music.