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Music Minor

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This minor is administered by the area of Music  in the School of Performing Arts .

If you are interested in a music minor, please contact the School of Performing Arts  and consult with a music adviser regarding your musical objectives, music electives, and the recital attendance requirement.

Consists of of a minimum of 22 credits.


Placement exam required. If insufficient background, MUS 109  is prerequisite.


2 credits per semester. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 144 , MUS 341 , MUS 342 , or MUS 343  required.

Large ensemble, 2 semesters

Music electives, 8 credits

Selected from at least two of the following groups:

  • Theory/composition courses.
  • Conducting courses.
  • Music history and literature courses.
  • Music education courses.
  • Small or large ensembles.
  • Jazz studies: performance, history, or analysis.
  • Private applied or class applied.


MUS 100 , MUS 102 , MUS 103 , MUS 105 , MUS 109 , MUED 201 , and MUED 381  do not count toward music minor.

Recital attendance requirement, no credit

See the Music Department student handbook.

Transfer Students

Transfer students who have taken music courses at another institution and want to minor in music at UWSP will have the following additional requirements:

  • GPA of 2.0 in music courses at UWSP and previous college(s)
  • 4 credits of applied lessons from UWSP music faculty (with audition)
  • Two semesters of UWSP large ensemble:
  • No placement test required if you have successfully completed required theory courses and has at least a 2.0 GPA at the previous institution

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