Mar 19, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Performance Minor

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Justin Mertz, Setnor School of Music
402 Crouse College, 315-443-5752,


College of Visual and Performing Arts / Setnor School of Music


The Minor in Music Performance is designed for students with the requisite musical ability and interest to apply and further their previous training and experience in instrumental and vocal music. This program draws from the entire array of the Setnor School of Music’s ensemble offerings, running the gamut from such ensembles as the University Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Symphony Band, Concert Choir, Brazilian Ensemble, Contemporary Music Ensemble, and many more.

By completion of the minor, students will have had opportunities to perform in a varied assortment of ensembles, helping them to be capable of continued music making throughout their adult lives.


  • At least one full semester of ensemble participation.
  • Positive recommendation in writing from any ensemble director or conducting faculty.
  • 3.0 GPA in at least one ensemble.

Minor Requirements

The Minor in Music Performance requires 18 credits of coursework. Of these, 8 credits must be in Setnor School of Music performing ensembles; any class with the prefix ENI, ENV, or ENC meets this requirement. The remaining 10 credits can be selected from an assortment of courses offered by the Setnor School of Music and can include additional ensembles, private lessons, courses in music theory, music history and literature, conducting, music industry, and music education. It is expected that at least 6 credits will be chosen from the listed courses. This will be monitored by careful advising. Other music courses as they appear each semester may be taken by permission of advisor. No courses taken for zero credit will count toward the minor.

Required Courses: 8 credits

  • SSoM Performing Ensembles  (8 credits)



Required Electives: 10 credits

  • Additional ensembles, private lessons, music theory, music history and literature, conducting, music industry, and music education  (4 credits)
  • And at least 6 credits chosen from the list below:

Music Theory Courses:

Music Industry, Music Education, and Conducting

Total Credits: 18


Students pursuing the B.A. or B.M. in the Setnor School of Music are ineligible for this minor.

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