Mar 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Minor

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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Music

Music Minor Program Information

Box 70661
Phone (423) 439-4270
Web Address:

The Department of Music at East Tennessee State University was established in 1946 and is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The Department of Music provides specialized training in music to prepare students for professional work or advanced study, for teaching music in the elementary and secondary schools, and for general cultural attainment.

The curriculum of the Department of Music is designed to present the learning of music as an integrated whole. Solo and ensemble performance, theoretical and historical studies, concert attendance, and electives both within and outside the department are intended to provide a balanced education.

In addition to training in the various professions of music, the department provides general music studies and activities for the non-music major, the university, and the community.

Admission Requirements

Any student seeking a major or minor in music at ETSU must first meet the general university admission requirements. Once that admission is granted, the student must audition for admission to the music degree program. Auditions are held on selected dates during the spring (see the department web page,, for dates, and by appointment.

The audition may be performed live or via videotape (if the student lives more than 250 miles from campus.) The audition, which is judged by faculty in the Department of Music, should demonstrate the student’s technique and musicianship.

If a student meets the audition requirements and is admitted to the program, an academic advisor will assist the student in determining courses to be taken. Students who do not meet the audition requirements may register for applied music and for ensembles and may audition again at a later date.  Students electing the music minor must declare that minor prior to reaching 60 hours of coursework to ensure that the program can be completed in a timely manner.

Minor in Music: 21 Credit Hours

Does not meet teacher certification requirements.

A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 semester credit hours of which at least 9 hours must be at the 3000-level or above.


* Minimum 3, must include at least one semester at Level II.

** Electives may be any music courses except ensembles.

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