Instrumental Music Minor

Continue your passion for music performance with a minor in Instrumental Music.

The instrumental music minor is a great way to enhance your fundamentals of music in a variety of aspects. Learn more in depth about the theory of music and the history behind different forms, styles and pieces.

Learn About Our Minor in Instrumental Music

Student Experience

As a Loras student, you have the opportunity to enhance your educational experience by adding one or more minors. We encourage students to take advantage of opportunities to study abroad, engage in community outreach, explore internships and get involved in the many student and academic organizations available.

Curriculum

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Music Theory I
This course offers an integrated presentation of the fundamental materials of music, including but not limited to, ear-training, sight-singing, harmony, chord recognition and analysis, musical forms, elementary orchestration and beginning composition.

Music Theory II
This course offers an integrated presentation of the fundamental materials of music, including but not limited to, ear-training, sight-singing, harmony, chord recognition and analysis, musical forms, elementary orchestration and beginning composition.

History and Literature of Music I
Evaluation of forms, styles, media, political, social and philosophical considerations. Listening and analysis.

History and Literature of Music II
Evaluation of forms, styles, media, political, social and philosophical considerations. Listening and analysis.

History and Literature of Music III
Continuation of MUS-215 (216).

 

Instrumental Music Minor Requirements

Requirements for the minor in Music-Instrumental Emphasis:
The music minor with instrumental emphasis is a great option for students who love music but feel called to another major. Our program aims to deepen students’ understanding of the art of music through private lessons, jazz and wind ensemble performance, and academic studies in music history and theory. A minor in music can also be a wonderful supplement to other programs of study—such as business, religion, and media studies—where musical experience would be advantageous in finding and excelling in future employment.

Req Course Cr’s
1 Music Theory I-EC 3
2 Music Theory II 3
3 Aural Skills I 1
4 Aural Skills II 1
5 Western European Music History from Antiquity through 1750 3
Select one from Req 6
6 Western European Music History from 1750 through Today 3
6 World Music and Cultures 3
7 Applied Music: Major area from L.MUS-121 to 160 6
8 Techniques: Major area from L.MUS-174 to 177 1
9 Music Ensembles: From L.MUS-181, 182, or 188 4
10 Recital 0
25 total required credits

 

Supporting Your Investment

Loras takes great pride in supporting your investment – both through providing an exceptional learning experience and in sharing the cost of your degree. 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. We have scholarships, grants and special awards for all students based on their achievements and financial need.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to earn my Loras degree?

Most students earn their undergraduate degree in four years or less. If you have questions about transferring any previously earned credits or degrees, please see our Transfer Student Information.

How much is tuition?

At Loras College, financial access to education is one of our defining values. We are committed to helping all of our students make their degree affordable. We partner with every student and family to understand their unique financial needs ensuring 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. We offer Scholarships, grants and special awards for all students based on their achievements and financial need. Loras is consistently ranked as one of the best universities for return on investment.  View our Tuition and Fees page.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Submit your federal FAFSA, apply to Loras College and visit loras.edu/financial-aid for information, scholarship opportunities and much more.