The music minor consists of courses in both music performance and music lecture classes. Students interesting in enrolling as a music minor should contact Prof. Webb via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at (814) 269-7155.
The minor in music consists of 18 credits. The credits are broken up into three different categories; Music Fundamentals, Music History, and Performance. The distribution is as follows:
Music 413-Theory and Ear-Training 1
Music 414-Theory and Ear-Training 2
The students who wish to take these courses will have to be able to read/analyze music at a level of proficiency to be determined by a diagnostic exam. If a student cannot read/analyze music at the required level, they will be placed in a new course entitled Music Rudiments (course number to be determined). This course would work in a similar fashion to the way the Theory/Ear-Training 1 course currently works. This course would assume no musical ability. The course would introduce students to musical notation, rhythms, and articulations. The course would not be included in the 6 fundamental credits for the minor, but would rather act as a General Education requirement course.
The music history portion of the music minor would focus on music in Western Culture. Unlike in the past, the ability to read music is a prerequisite for these courses.
Music 223-History of Western Art Music to 1750
Music 225-History of Western Art Music since 1750
This portion of the music minor is broken into two components; ensemble participation and private lessons. At its core, music is a performance-driven medium. It is important that students who wish to study music have sufficient outlets to practice and perform on their instruments.
The Pitt-Johnstown Concert Choir
The Pitt-Johnstown Concert Band
Private Lessons- 3 credits (each course garners 1 credit hr. per semester)