The William D. Hall and Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Conservatory of Music is proud to offer a music minor. A music minor may be pursued in conjunction with undergraduate studies in any Chapman program, except music. The music minor is designed to give students a thorough education in the fundamentals of music theory and music history, as well as experience as a performing musician. Music minors take music theory and history classes, study in private lessons on their instrument/voice, and participate in small and large ensembles such as the Chamber Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Big Band, University Choir, Women’s Choir, New Music Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble or others. The goal of the music minor is to enrich a student’s understanding of the tradition of western art music and world musics, placing this artistic output into the context of cultures past and current.
The first step to becoming a music minor is an audition. Every music minor must have some experience singing or playing an instrument, but students do not necessarily need to have had formal training, depending on the music area. To set up an audition, email the advisor for all music minors, Dr. Jessica Sternfeld. If the audition for the appropriate faculty member(s) is successful, a student can be admitted as a music minor. The next step is to meet with Dr. Sternfeld, to plan the courses needed for the minor. The courses take approximately four (4) semesters to complete.
Adding music to your undergraduate career is a wonderful way to enrich your education, and we in the Hall-Musco Conservatory encourage you to consider auditioning!