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Non-Major Opportunities

Classes
The Boyer College of Music and Dance offers courses for non-majors (including class credit for taking part in ensembles). To register for classes that require special authorization, please contact the Boyer Advising office at 215-204-2229 or Margo Jackson at margo@temple.edu.

MUSIC MINOR PROGRAM

The Minor in Music is a 20 credit hour program for undergraduate students who are not music majors, but wish to enjoy music in the Boyer College as part of their Temple experience. Students complete, or test out of, 5 credits in music theory for non-majors, and then may select from an array of courses in music theory, music history, jazz, technology, private lessons, or performance ensembles.

Students should meet with a Music Studies advisor to determine the course of study.  Contact mstchair@temple.edu

Required courses:

Courses

Credits

MUST 1701 | Music Theory for Non Majors 1

2

MUST 1705 | Music Theory for Non Majors 2

3

Elective courses (students must complete the required courses before taking elective courses in music:

Courses

Credits

MUST 1118 | Business of Music

2

MUST 1704 | Music in American Society

3

MUST 1711 | Theory 1 (Classical or Jazz)

4

MUST 1712 | Theory 2 (Classical or Jazz)

4

MUST 1763 | American Popular Music

2

MUST 2703/2704| Music in History 1 or 2

3

MUST 2113 | History of Pop

3

MUST 2114 | History of Jazz

3

MUSC 3100 | Small Jazz Ensemble 

1

MUST 4700 | Latin American Music Ensemble

1

MUST 4710 | Early Music Ensemble

1

MUST 4711 | Computers in Musical Applications

3

MUST 4713 | Sound Recording

3

MUST 4714 | Sound Editing

3

MUST 4715 | World Music

3

MUSC 1223 | Voice for non-majors (class)

1

MUSC1407/1408 | Piano for non-majors (class)

1

MUSC 1529 | Guitar for non-majors (class)

1

MUSC 2123 | Class Voice for non-majors: Jazz

1

MUSC 2133 | Class Guitar for non-majors: Jazz

1

MUSC 2143 | Class Piano for non-majors: Jazz

1

MUSC 3300 | Choral Ensemble (repeatable, placement audition required)

1

MUSC 4300 | Concert Choir (repeatable, placement audition required)

1

MUSC 4500 | Instrumental Ensemble

1

MUSC 4510 | Instrumental Ensemble (chamber ensembles)

1

MUSC 4520 | Instrumental Ensemble (large ensembles)

1

DANCE MINOR
Minor in Dance from Undergraduate Bulletin.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
Please see the Undergraduate Bulletin for details regarding Arts-related General Education Courses or view the full list here. 

Some General Education Courses offered by the Dance Department fill World/Society or Diversity/Race General Education requirements rather than the Arts requirement.  A full list of Dance General Education courses is available here.

 

Dance elective courses open to non-majors after the first two weeks of priority registration:

Dance 1807: Hatha Yoga
Dance 2822: Pilates: Body Conditioning
Dance 1804: Jazz Dance
DaNce 1805: Tap
Dance 20472: Hip hop
Dance 2853: African Dance I
Dance 0828: Embodying Pluralism
Dance 0831: Shall We Dance? Dance as Narrative in American Film
 

Music Ensembles
Boyer Music Ensembles are open to all Temple students, although all students must pass a departmental audition. These auditions occur at the beginning of each semester. Contact the appropriate department in order to schedule an audition and for information regarding repertoire requirements: Choral Ensembles or Instrumental Ensembles.

Non-Major Dance Department Performance Opportunities
Non-majors are welcome to audition for most student dance concerts. Contact the Dance Department for audition dates and other details.