May 25, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

Music Minor

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A music minor consists of 16 credits from the music curriculum. Students may fulfill the Music minor by fulfilling the requirements in one of the three tracks listed below:

  1. Music Humanities serves students who neither perform nor compose but wish to have an in depth appreciative experience of music from a wide cultural perspective.
  2. Composition is for students with a more substantial prior background of creating music, whether technologically-based, notated, or improvised.
  3. Performance caters to students active in the ensembles program or private lessons, with two options a) for those who don’t have/need more detailed technical knowledge of theory or technology, and b) for performers with stronger technical/theoretical backgrounds. 

Music Humanities

Performance Track: Option A

  • 8 credits of performance ensemble or private music lessons  

Performance Track: Option B

  • 8 credits of performance ensembles or private music lessons

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