Admission into the Minor

All students must pass an audition and take an exam on music fundamentals in order to declare a minor in music. To schedule an audition, students must fill out a separate application to the school of music, which is available online at

Auditions typically take place between January and March prior to fall enrollment. Upon successful audition, students are expected to declare a minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.

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Minor Courses
MUS 115Theory I4
MUS 117Theory II4
MUS 121 or Intro To Listening3
MUS 250 Music In World Cultures
MUA 010Music Convocation (four semesters)0
Credit Hours Subtotal: 11
Select four hours of MUA applied 100 level (four semesters) 14
Select four hours of MUA ensembles (four semesters) 24
Select six hours of upper division (300 or 400 level) MUS electives6
Credit Hours Subtotal: 14
Total Hours25

Students must earn a minimum of four hours and four semesters in a single instrument or voice.


Students must complete fur semesters of ensembles.

Grade Point Average

A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. Please see the Grades and Grade Points section of this catalog for an explanation on grade point average calculations.

Upper-level Residency

A minimum of six hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary Courses

This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional Minor Requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be approved for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.

Single Instrument or Voice Courses

Students must earn a minimum of four hours and four semesters in a single instrument or voice chosen from:

MUA 170
MUA 270
Harp (Majors)
and Harp (Majors)
MUA 171
MUA 271
Piano (Majors)
and Piano (Majors)
MUA 172
MUA 272
Organ (Majors)
and Organ (Majors)
MUA 174
MUA 274
Voice (Majors)
and Voice (Majors)
MUA 175
MUA 275
Violin (Majors)
and Violin (Majors)
MUA 176
MUA 276
Viola (Majors)
and Viola (Majors)
MUA 177
MUA 277
Cello (Majors)
and Cello (Majors)
MUA 178
MUA 278
String Bass (Majors)
and String Bass (Majors)
MUA 179
MUA 279
Flute (Majors)
and Flute (Majors)
MUA 180
MUA 280
Oboe (Majors)
and Oboe (Majors)
MUA 181
MUA 281
Bassoon (Majors)
and Bassoon (Majors)
MUA 182
MUA 282
Clarinet (Majors)
and Clarinet (Majors)
MUA 183
MUA 283
Saxophone (Majors)
and Saxophone (Majors)
MUA 184
MUA 284
Trumpet (Majors)
and Trumpet (Majors)
MUA 185
MUA 285
French Horn (Majors)
and French Horn (Majors)
MUA 186
MUA 286
Trombone (Majors)
and Trombone (Majors)
MUA 187
MUA 287
Euphonium (Majors)
and Euphonium (Majors)
MUA 188
MUA 288
Tuba (Majors)
and Tuba (Majors)
MUA 189
MUA 289
Percussion (Majors)
and Percussion (Majors)
MUA 190
MUA 290
Guitar (Majors)
and Guitar (Majors)

Ensemble Courses

Four semesters of ensembles should be chosen from the following courses:

MUA 150Symphony Orchestra1
MUA 250Symphony Orchestra1
MUA 152Wind Ensemble1
MUA 252Wind Ensemble1
MUA 153Marching Band1
MUA 253Marching Band1
MUA 154Symphonic Band1
MUA 254Symphonic Band1
MUA 156Percussion Ensemble1
MUA 256Percussion Ensemble1
MUA 158Contemp Music Ensemble1
MUA 258Contemporary Ensemble0-1
MUA 159Jazz Ensembles1
MUA 259Jazz Ensemble1
MUA 160Opera Workshop1
MUA 260Opera Workshop1
MUA 161Opera Production1
MUA 261Opera Production1
MUA 162University Chorus1
MUA 262University Chorus1
MUA 163University Singers1
MUA 263University Singers1
MUA 167Jazz Combo1
MUA 267Jazz Combo1
MUA 169Chamber Music1
MUA 269Chamber Music1