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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Minor

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The minor in music is designed for students who are interested in deepening their understanding of music history and theory and improving their vocal or instrumental performing abilities. Cal State East Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248; (703) 437-0700 Phone; (703) 437-6312 Fax.

Music minors must complete 21 units as outlined below.

Minor Requirements (20 units)

Music Theory

Take 6 units from the following courses:

Note: It is recommended that the following be taken concurrently: MUS 111 & MUS 115 and MUS 112 & MUS 116.

Basic Keyboard

Placement determined by instructor.  Take 2 units from the following:

Lower Division Electives

Take 3 units from the following:

Note: Audition required for acceptance into all Applied Music Study except: MUS 261E, MUS 262A, and MUS 263.  Applied Study is limited to 3 semesters.

Upper Division Electives

Take 9 units from the following in consultation with departmental advisor.  

Note: MUS 351-MUS 355 are repeatable courses up to 8 total units. MUS 364 is repeatable up to 4 units.

Department Courses Listed by Course Type

Music Courses

Department of Music



Music: Applied Study (LD)

Music: Applied Study (UD)

Music: Chamber Ensembles

Music: Courses for Non-Music Majors

Music: Composition

Music: Jazz Studies

Music: Major Performing Ensembles

Music: Music Education

Music: Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Music: Performance

Music: Theory and Musicianship

Music: Undergraduate Research

Music: Graduate Applied Study

Music: Graduate Music Education

Music: Graduate Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Music: Graduate Performance

Music: Graduate Research

Music: Graduate Theory and Composition


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