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2019 - 2020 Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Minor

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Department Chair: Dr. Tom Porter

Department Mission

The Music Department endeavors to develop a community of learners where a challenging curriculum is integrated with practical experience and professional training so that graduates are prepared to excel in their chosen specializations.

Department Outcomes

Graduates of this department:

  • perform instrumentally and/or vocally with artistic competence and assess their own performance for purposes of continued development
  • conduct musical groups with attention to artistic concerns
  • know the field of music study; use its technical vocabulary and common approaches; describe current issues and significant artistic works
  • work effectively with others and demonstrate respect for them
  • articulate the values of this Benedictine institution and reflect on them in their work
  • contribute to their civic, cultural, and professional communities


The University of Mary Music Program is accredited as an Associate Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses:

Performance Lab:

Four semesters of performance lab:

Applied Music:

  • Four semesters of applied music in the same primary performance area

Major Performance Ensemble:

Elective Options:

Enough credits from the following elective options to total twenty credits in the minor:

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