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Music Minor


Music minor is designed to provide interested students with a foundation in the language and history of music as well as experience in a performing ensemble. The minor will allow you to use your creative talents effectively while pursuing other areas of study at St. John’s. It can be tailored to your individual musical abilities, and we encourage you to take a Music Theory Placement Test in order to determine which level is most appropriate for you.

Degree Type
Area of Interest
The Arts
Associated Colleges or Schools
Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours



MUS 1010 Introduction to Music       
MUS 1020 / 2020 Theory I / II

Electives (three chosen):

ART 1000C The Creative Process
MUS 1070 The Opera
MUS 1080 World Music
MUS 1085 Popular Music of the Non-Western World
MUS 1210 Twentieth-Century Music
MUS 1230 History of American Popular Music
MUS 1240 History of Music in Film
MUS 1250 Sacred Music
MUS 1260 The American Musical Theatre
MUS 1265 Workshop in Musical Theatre
MUS 1300 History of Jazz
MUS 2000 Foundations of Digitial Musicianship
MUS 2020 Theory II

Applied Music Courses (3 credits):

MUS 1600; 2600 Piano I; II
MUS 1610; 2610 Guitar I; II
MUS 1620; 2620 Voice I; II
MUS 1630; 2630 Flute I; II
MUS 1640; 2640 Strings I; II
MUS 1655; 2655 Pop & Rock Combo I; II
MUS 1665; 2665 Jazz Combo I; II 
MUS 1675; 2675 R&B, Soul, and Motown I; II 
MUS 2501 Gospel Choir
MUS 2502 Jazz Band
MUS 2503 Chamber Ensemble
MUS 2504 Mixed Chorus

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs  Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.

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Elizabeth DeLuna

Professor and Chair

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