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The Music Minor

The music department offers courses that develop vocal and/or instrumental performance abilities as well as knowledge of music history and theory. Ensemble experience is gained by participation in the College of Saint Mary Chorus and CSM Singers. Individual applied music instruction is available for any student - beginner to the accomplished performer. Music makes a difference in life and is both a skill and a talent. A minor in music can improve your life in many ways, including your ability to learn other subjects. A student wishing to minor in music is required to take a preliminary examination in music theory and perform an audition in her chosen applied music area. 

For this minor, you must complete 18 credit hours including:

  • Musicianship I
  • History of Music
  • History of Music II
  • CSM Chorus (2 semesters)
  • 4 semesters of applied music study in the same instrument or voice, attaining at least an intermediate level


Meet the Music Faculty