Feb 22, 2024  
Course Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Course Catalog 2023-2024

Music Minor


The minor consists of a minimum of 5 full courses (or the equivalent).

Note: Students must earn minimum grades of C- or P for all courses that apply toward the minor.


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The minor in music is designed for College of Arts and Sciences students who want to structure and organize their studies in the Conservatory of Music during their time at Oberlin. The specific requirements provide basic guidance while also allowing students to explore and pursue a variety of music-focused classes and activities and to follow their own interests.

Summary of Requirements


Courses must be taken in at least three of the following five areas:

Detailed Minor Requirements


Music Minor Course Lists


If a student is enrolled in or has completed a course that is not listed below, they can petition the curricular committee to apply the course toward the minor.

Creative Practice


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Creative practice courses include all courses and/or lessons in TIMARA (TECH) and composition (COMP) and jazz composition/arranging. With approval from the committee, one music/sound-focused course from the college may also count for this area.

The following courses may be of particular interest for students pursuing this minor.

Pedagogy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement


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Any course or credit-bearing project in Pedagogy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement—including courses with the PROF prefix—can count toward this requirement.

The following courses may be of particular interest for students pursuing this minor.

Solo Performance


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Solo performance takes the form of private lessons (typically secondary lessons) on an instrument or voice. Up to four credits of lessons may count toward the minor. Signups and auditions take place each semester during the first week of classes.

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The following courses may be of particular interest for students pursuing this minor.