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2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Private Music Study Minor


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Coordinators

Keyboard

Steven Heyman, Setnor School of Music
310 Crouse College, 315-443-1638, sheyman@syr.edu

Percussion

Joshua Dekaney, Setnor School of Music
301 Crouse College, 315-443-2191, jadekane@syr.edu

Guitar

Kenneth Meyer, Setnor School of Music
121B Crouse College, 315-443-2765, kmeyer@syr.edu

College/School

College of Visual and Performing Arts / Setnor School of Music

Description

The Minor in Private Music Study is designed for students from any degree program on campus, except those in the Setnor School of Music, who want to study music privately on guitar, drum set, piano or organ. Students who perform other instruments may petition to be accepted into the Minor in Private Music Study. The specific requirements are as follows: 4 semesters of private lessons (4-8 credits) and 10-14 credits of private lessons, ensembles, or other music courses through advisement.

Admission

  • Meet with designated Setnor School of Music advisor prior to beginning the program.
  • 3.3 (B+) GPA in one semester of lessons.
  • At least one full semester of private study on their instrument with a School of Music applied instructor. Positive recommendation in writing from their applied instructor.

Minor Requirements


The Minor in Private Music Study requires eighteen credits of coursework. Of these, a minimum of 4 credits must be in School of Music applied lessons. The remaining 14 credits can be selected from an assortment of courses offered by the School of Music and can include additional lessons, ensembles, courses in music theory, music history and literature, conducting, music industry, and music education. This will be monitored by careful advising. 12 credits in the minor should be at the 300 level or higher. Other music courses as they appear each semester may be taken by permission of the advisor. No courses taken for zero credit will count toward the minor.

Remaining 14 Credits


The remaining 14 credits can be selected from an assortment of courses offered by the School of Music and can include additional lessons, ensembles, courses in music theory, music history and literature, conducting, music industry, and music education. This will be monitored by careful advising. Twelve credits in the minor should be at the 300 level or higher. Other music courses as they appear each semester may be taken by permission of the advisor. No courses taken for zero credit will count toward the minor. A preliminary list of existing courses suitable for students in the Minor in Music Performance is below.

Applied Lessons:


Music Theory Courses:


Music History and Literature:


Music Industry, Music Education, and Conducting


Ensembles


  • Any ENI ensemble
  • Any ENC ensemble
  • Any ENV ensemble

Total Credits: 18


Restrictions


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

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