MINORS IN MUSIC

Minors in Music


Undergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (16 - 21 credits) toward a minor in competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

The Department of Music offers minors in Music, Music Entrepreneurship, and Jazz Studies - Vocal and Instrumental.

The minors in Music Entrepreneurship and Jazz Studies are open to Music majors.

The Major Benefits of Choosing a Minor

Take a major step in your educational journey with a minor that can expand your skills and enhance your career prospects. Why minor?

A minor is a secondary area of study from your major or specific degree program. Although it is not a requirement for graduation, a minor provides a significant opportunity to "specialize" in a particular area or niche of your broader industry and gives you a way to pursue your interests in a field other than your major.

In addition, a minor shows future employers or graduate school admissions committees the diversity of your interests and skills; therefore, you might want to think about your future goals when choosing a minor. For example, if you are passionate about Art or Biology, a minor in Business or Computer Science will go a long way to increase your marketability after graduation.


Jazz Studies

Undergraduate music students at LIU Post and students who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (21 credits) toward a minor in Jazz Studies. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study. Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Minor in Jazz Studies Requirements
Required Courses
MUS 28 History of Jazz 3.00
MUS 92J Jazz Harmony 3.00
MUS 95J Jazz Composition & Arranging I 3.00
MUS 98A Jazz Improvisation 2.00
MUS 151 Senior Recital (Must include jazz repertoire) 0.00
Additional Requirments for Minor in Jazz Studies - Vocal Specialization
Required Music Lessons
Two credits of Studio Lessons from the following:
Voice (88C/D)

Lessons are offered every semester for 1 or 2 credits.

Required Applied Music Course:
Two credits from the following:
MUS 49I Studio Lessons: Vocal Jazz Coaching 1.00
MUS 49J Studio Lessons: Vocal Jazz Coaching 2.00
Four credits of the following:
MUS 5C Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1.00
Two credits of the following:
MUS 105 Jazz Combo 1.00
Additional Requirments for Minor in Jazz Studies - Instrumental Specialization
Required Music Lessons
Three credits of Studio Lessons from the following:
  • Jazz Bass (53C/D)
  • Jazz Guitar (54C/D)
  • Jazz Flute (60C/D), Jazz Clarinet (62C/D), Jazz Saxophone (64C/D)
  • Jazz Trumpet (70C/D), Jazz Trombone (72C/D)
  • Jazz Percussion (80C/D)
  • Jazz Piano (83C/D)

Lessons are offered every semester for 1 or 2 credits.

Three credits of the following:
MUS 105 Jazz Combo 1.00
Four credits of the following:
MUS 6A Jazz Ensemble 1.00

Credit and GPA Requirements
Minimum Total Credits:  21
Minimum Minor GPA:  2.25

Music

A minor in music requires six credits from the Musicianship Core, six credits from Music History, and six credits of Studio Lessons. Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Minor in Music Requirements
Required Musicianship Core Courses
MUS 106A Basic Keyboard I 1.00
MUS 106B Basic Keyboard II 1.00
MUS 107A Music Theory/Keyboard Harmony I 2.00
MUS 107B Music Theory/Keyboard Harmony II 2.00
Required Music History Courses
Two of the following:
MUS 21 Music in Western Civilization I 3.00
MUS 22 Music in Western Civilization II 3.00
MUS 23 Music in Western Civilization III 3.00
MUS 46 Introduction to World Music 3.00
Required Music Lessons
Six credits from the following Studio Lessons:
  • Vocal Coaching (49A/B), Instrumental Coaching (49C/D), Vocal Jazz Coaching (49I/J), Instrumental Jazz Coaching (49K/L)
  • Advanced Conducting (49E/F)
  • Violin (50A/B), Viola (51A/B), Cello (52A/B), Bass (53A/B), Jazz Bass (53C/D)
  • Guitar (54A/B), Jazz Guitar (54C/D)
  • Flute (60A/B), Jazz Flute (60C/D), Oboe (61A/B), Clarinet (62A/B), Jazz Clarinet (62C/D), Bassoon (63A/B), Saxophone (64A/B), Jazz Saxophone (64C/D), Recorder (65A/B)
  • Trumpet (70A/B), Jazz Trumpet (70C/D), Horn (71A/B), Trombone (72A/B), Jazz Trombone (72C/D), Euphonium (73A/B), Tuba (74A/B)
  • Percussion (80A/B), Jazz Percussion (80C/D)
  • Piano (82A/B), Jazz Piano (83C/D), Organ (84A/B), Synthesizer (85A/B)
  • Voice (88A/B), Jazz Voice (88C/D)

Lessons are offered each semester for 1 or 2 credits.

Credit and GPA Requirements:
Minimum Total Credits: 18
Minimum Minor GPA: 2.25

Music Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate music students at LIU Post and students who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (16 credits) toward a minor in Music Entrepreneurship. A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study. Contact your academic and career counselor about further requirements and additional information.

Minor in Music Entrepreneurship Requirements
ARM 62 Principles and Practices of the Music Industry 3.00
MUS 130 Professional Preparation for a Music Career 1.00
PR 62 Arts and Entertainment Promotion 3.00
PR 38 Social Media Tools 3.00
CGPH 26 Web Design for Non-Art Majors 3.00
MKT 11 Marketing Principles and Practices 3.00

Credit and GPA Requirements
Minimum Total Credits: 16
Minimum Minor GPA: 2.25

CONTACT

College of Arts, Communications & Design
Steven Breese, Dean