Music Minors - Music Programs - Defiance College

Music Minors

Music Programs


Music plays an important role in our society and in enriching each of our lives. At Defiance College, students with an interest in music may participate in one or more of the College’s performing groups or study performance privately. Music (MU) courses also offer students to obtain elective credits within an area of interest and the MU 110 Introduction to Music course is an option to fulfill the Arts & Humanities general education requirement.

Three minors are available in music: Music, Music Ministry, and Music Theatre. All three minors focus on developing the skills for a deeper understanding of music and the processes involved in creating, performing, and analyzing music successfully. Each minor in music requires 24 hours, including the 11 core requirements and 13 hours specific to each minor.

Core Requirements for minors in music total 11 hours including:


Music Minor (Core + 13)
The music minor is designed to provide students with skills to increase success in music through further understanding and appreciation.

And one of the following:


Music Ministry Minor (Core + 13)
The music ministry minor is designed to provide students with the skills to successfully lead music in a worship setting.

Any additional RL course other than Ministry Studies Elective


Music Theatre Minor (Core + 13)
The music theatre minor is designed to provide students with skills to participate and contribute successfully with community theatre programs. Music theatre minors are required to audition and participate in each DC Players production in addition to the 11 core hours and the additional 13.