Department of Music, College of Fine and Performing Arts
The Music Minor consists of a basic core of study in music theory along with ensemble performance, an introduction to music history, and optional private instruction. The minor allows for individual preferences in intensifying studies in certain aspects of music and broadening the scope of academic pursuits while focusing on a major in a different field.
Why Consider a Music Minor?
This program is designed for the liberal arts student who has an interest in a higher level of music education but may wish to complete a major in another field. Students in the Music Minor program frequently complete studies in such fields as Theatre, Business, Journalism, Mathematics or one of the languages.
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Freshmen and transfer students will be declared as a Music Minor after meeting with the appropriate instrumental or vocal area coordinator and advisor and completing an audition.
Please visit our website for priority audition dates. Students who audition after these priority dates will be considered on a space available basis. cfpa.wwu.edu/music/auditions
Application deadlines: The audition must be complete prior to the quarter in which the student intends to enroll. Due to the sequential nature of the music curriculum, midyear applications are not recommended. Students electing to begin in a quarter other than fall should seek advisement prior to enrollment.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.