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A student who graduates from Thiel College with a music minor will:

  • demonstrate a basic knowledge of the elements of music.
  • analyze harmonic progressions in simple four- part harmony.
  • accompany songs with simple chord progressions on the piano.
  • compose a four-part church hymn.
  • conduct singers or instrumentalists in a rehearsal setting.
  • describe the historical development of music— medieval to present.
  • demonstrate proficiency in individual skills needed for musical performance through participation in a musical ensemble.

Minor Requirements (23 CH)

The requirements for the minor in music include successful completion of the following courses for a total of 23 credit hours:

  • MUS 115 Intro. to Music: Music Theory I (3 CH) 
  • MUS 154 Music Theory II (3 CH)
  • MUS 100 Music Appreciation (3 CH) or MUS 250/ SEMS 250 World Music (3 CH) 
  • MUS 354 History of Sacred Music (3 CH) 
  • MUS 364 Choral Conducting (2 CH)
  • Applied Music—private lessons instrumental or voice lessons (4 CH) 
  • Ensemble—choir, band, orchestra and handbells (5 CH)