Music Minor

The School of Music offers non-music majors an exposure to music through courses in musicology and ethnomusicology, music theory, music composition, music technology, jazz history and studies, and performance studies (through applied lessons and ensemble). The Music Minor is intended for student musicians with previously established, fundamental musical experiences - individuals who wish to expand upon already obtained musical skills and related study–and is not intended to be an introduction to music.

Students must have completed 30 college credit hours prior to declaring a music minor.

Application Steps

Prospective music minors must apply for acceptance into the program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Music Admissions office by calling us at 217-244-7899 or emailing us at

  1. Contact the Music Admissions office and include the following information:
         • Legal Name
         • UIN
         • Email Address
         • Date of Birth
         • Instrument/Area
         • Degree Interest (ie. Music Minor)
         • Current Year and Major at the University of Illinois

  2. Complete the Supplemental Music Application (once this has been created for you by the Music Admissions office - you will receive email verification).

  3. Complete an interview - Please contact Dr. Moorhouse

Music Minor Course Requirements