Four members of the Yellow Jacket Band playing their instruments on the football field in full uniforms of bright purple and gold.DC Music Programs view the arts as a catalyst for expression, creativity, and innovation. The music minor is designed to develop these skills through focused musical study and engaging performance opportunities. The minor's flexible nature allows students to tailor their studies and performance experiences to align with their own musical interests and career goals.

The music minor is 18 credit hours, which includes a combination of course work, lessons, and ensemble requirements.



REQUIRED COURSES (8 credit hours)

Music Theory (3)
Advanced Music Theory (3)
Piano Skills* (2)

APPLIED LESSONS & ENSEMBLES (7-9 credit hours, depending on concentration)

ELECTIVES (select one)

Music Leadership & Management (3)
Conducting (3)
Survey of Western Music (3)

*Voice, string, woodwind, brass, and percussion students may test out of Piano Skills and supplement those 2 credit hours through applied lessons or music ensembles. Piano students are not required to take Piano Skills unless recommended by the Director of Music Programs.

For more information or to start planning your individualized music minor, contact


Carnegie Hall performance, June 2018
Defiance College sporting events
Handel's Messiah
YJB Experience Day

Thirty individuals standing together at the front of a church in black choir dress.


Cassidy Nalepa
Camille Lively