The minor consists of 26 semester hours of coursework in music. Students who minor in Music should have some prior musical experience and must audition on their performing instrument. Music courses in which a grade below C is earned may not be counted toward the minor. Minors are encouraged to participate in music ensembles throughout their academic program. Students should contact the music office at (205) 934-7376 or email uabmusic@uab.edu for specific audition requirements and to schedule an audition.

Program Requirements

All program requirements and courses are outlined in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog. The music minor requirements consist of 14 credit hours of required courses, 6 hours from music ensembles, 3 hours of applied music (MUP 140 or above), and 3 hours of general elective courses in music.

All music technology minors must take the following courses:
MU 221: Melody, harmony, and rhythm; their interaction in music. Diatonic musical materials with emphasis on choral and simple keyboard idioms. 3 hours.
MU 224: Required laboratory for MU 221. 1 hour.
Note: both courses must be taken at the same time.
MU 222: Continuation of MU 221. Prerequisites: MU 221 [Min Grade: C] and MU 224 [Min Grade: C]. 3 hours.
MU 225: Required laboratory for MU 222. Prerequisites: MU 224 [Min Grade: C]. 1 hour.
Note: both courses must be taken at the same time.
Major developments of music styles and forms from pre-Christian era through Baroque. Includes critical listening to selected musical examples. Prerequisites: MU 222 [Min Grade: C]. 3 hours.
A course taken in the student's junior or senior year that studies the major developments of musical styles and forms from the classical period through the present. This includes critical listening to selected musical examples as well as critical analysis, research and writing. Prerequisites: MU 222 [Min Grade: C]. 3 hours.

In addition, you must enroll in 6 hours of music ensemble (1 hour per semester). See The Majors page for descriptions of Major and Minor Ensembles.

See the course catalog for descriptions of applied lessons and electives in music.

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