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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Minor


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Course Requirements


Complete one track.

Total Credits Required for Minor: 19-20


Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements


  • A minimum GPA of 2.000
  • Students must pass an audition and be accepted for MUS 105 MUS 105  as determined by the theory diagnostic examination.

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Up to 50% of the departmental requirements in the areas of music history, theory (determined by examination), performance (determined by audition), and ensemble can be accepted.

Learning Outcomes


  • Students will acquire strong foundations in Performance, Composition, Musicology, and Music Theory.
  • Students will develop their talents and skills in solo performance and ensemble playing in a variety of public venues.
  • Students will become adept performers in small chamber or jazz ensembles and larger orchestral, wind, brass, and jazz ensembles.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to engage with communities and create cultural and musical awareness by means of performing in public places throughout the city of Buffalo and at the University at Buffalo.
  • The composition, music history, and music theory curriculum exposes students to innovative approaches to creating music, music analysis, and understanding the historical and cultural importance of music.
  • Students will be able to pursue careers in performance, teaching, and be well positioned to pursue advanced degrees in composition, musicology, and music theory.
  • Given our strengths in contemporary music, students will have many opportunities to start their careers in music’s leading edge as performers, composers, and scholars.

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