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Kathy Benischek, staff assistant
Department of Music
(402) 465-2269
kmb [at] nebrwesleyan.edu (kmb[at]nebrwesleyan[dot]edu)
Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504

Music Minor

Below is the coursework required to minor in music. For an overview of this program, see Music Degrees.

Music Theory 8 hours
Music Minor (21-26 hours)
MUSIC 1610 Music Theory I 3 hours
MUSIC 1620 Musicianship I 1 hour
MUSIC 1630 Music Theory II 3 hours
MUSIC 1640 Musicianship II 1 hour
Music History/Culture 4 hours

MUSIC 3830 Music History I: Gender Equity or
MUSIC 3860 Music History II: Racial Equity

4 hours
4 hours

 

Performance 9-14 hours
Four semesters of applied music in the same instrument 4-8 hours
Four semesters of major large ensemble 4 hours
Music Electives 1-2 hours
MUSIC 1000 Recitals
(four semesters)
0 hours

MUSIC 1000 Recitals (0 hours)

Student must attend 12 approved recitals, concerts, or performances during the semester. Pass/Fail only.

MUSIC 1610 Music Theory I (3 hours)

A review of the fundamentals of music (scales, key signatures, intervals) and the presentation of triads and their harmonic and melodic implications.  Students at the appropriate skill level may attempt to test out of this course.  Please see the instructor or Department Chair for more information.
Corequisite(s): MUSIC 1620 Musicianship I.

MUSIC 1620 Musicianship I (1 hour)

A graded course in the fundamentals of sight-singing; sight-reading, and ear training. Exercises in rhythm; meter; clef-reading; scales; intervals; error correction; singing of single melodies; duets and simple harmonic patterns; drills in rhythmic and melodic coordination; and rhythmic, melodic, and elementary harmonic dictation.
Corequisite(s): MUSIC 1610 Music Theory I.

MUSIC 1630 Music Theory II (3 hours)

A continuation of MUSIC 1610 including inversions of triads, non-harmonic tones, dominant seventh chords, and their resolutions. Emphasis is on four-part writing and analysis of music from the Common Practice Period.
Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 1610 Music Theory I or permission of the instructor.

MUSIC 1640 Musicianship II (1 hour)

Continuation of MUSIC 1620 Musicianship I.
Prerequisite(s): MUSIC 1610 Music Theory I and MUSIC 1620 Musicianship I or permission of the instructor.
Corequisite(s): MUSIC 1630 Music Theory II.

MUSIC 3830 Music History I: Gender Equity (4 hours)

Students learn and apply information from music, history, culture, and gender studies. Honoring the relationship between past and present, we explore systems of privilege and oppression associated with the intersection of gender, sexualities, race, socio-economic status, and other markers of identity. Since music intersects with all fields of study, students select their in-roads based on their majors, minors, passions, and vocation. This course examines foundational concepts and genres from the Medieval through Baroque periods of the music history survey. Students develop and apply music research skills in historical social/cultural context and current published scholarship. 3000-level course has additional requirements. Please consult with the instructor.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Discourse Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – U.S.
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Gender and Sexuality Thread
MUSIC 3860 Music History II: Racial Equity (4 hours)

This course builds on the foundation of the Equal Justice Initiative's work of truth-telling and reckoning about racial injustice, so that the U.S. can move toward healing and repair. We don't have to hide our present legacy of racial difference built during our past. We can confront it, reconcile, and build equity. How does racism operate in music and culture? Students will conduct research in music studies and racial justice and build skills to do the leadership work of antiracist equity. Since music intersects with all fields of study, students select their in-roads based on their majors, minors, passions, and vocation. This course examines foundational concepts and genres from the Classic through Contemporary periods of the music history survey. Students develop and apply music research skills in historical social/cultural context and current published scholarship. The 3000-level course has additional requirements. Please consult with the instructor.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Discourse Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – U.S.
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread