Admission into the Minor

All students must pass an audition 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

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 131Piano (Non-Majors)1
MUA 132Organ (Non-Majors)1
MUA 133Harpsichord (Non-Majors)1
MUA 134Voice (Non-Majors)1
MUA 135Violin (Non-Majors)1
MUA 136Viola (Non-Majors)1
MUA 137Cello (Non-Majors)1
MUA 138String Bass (Non-Majors)1
MUA 139Flute (Non-Majors)1
MUA 140Oboe (Non-Majors)1
MUA 141Bassoon (Non-Majors)1
MUA 142Clarinet (Non-Majors)1
MUA 143Saxophone (Non-Majors)1
MUA 144Trumpet (Non-Majors)1
MUA 145French Horn (Non-Majors)1
MUA 146Trombone (Non-Majors)1
MUA 147Euphonium (Non-Majors)1
MUA 148Tuba (Non-Majors)1
MUA 149Percussion (Non-Majors)1

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 154Symphonic Band1
MUA 254Symphonic Band1
MUA 156Percussion Ensemble1
MUA 256Percussion Ensemble1
MUA 158Contemp Music Ensemble1
MUA 258Contemporary Ensemble1
MUA 159Jazz Ensembles1
MUA 259Jazz Ensemble1
MUA 162University Chorus1
MUA 262University Chorus1
MUA 163University Singers1
MUA 263University Singers1