About the Minor
Just because you’re away at college doesn’t mean you have to put your passion for music on hold. Arcadia’s Music Minor is the perfect complement to a liberal arts education— whether you’re an experienced musician or just getting started.
A flexible and inviting curriculum welcomes students from across all majors to take some music courses, join one of Arcadia’s music ensembles for course credit…even take up a new instrument (or voice) with a private or group music lesson. What better way to bring harmony to your college experience!
Arcadia’s Music program provides a highly interactive opportunity for students to enrich their liberal arts experience through a Minor in Music. The program features a variety of coursework, including opportunities to take courses abroad through Arcadia’s acclaimed study abroad program. Students also may enroll in private music lessons as well as perform for course credit in one of Arcadia’s seven ensembles: String Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, University Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Chamber Choir, and Band. The program is distinguished by its strong sense of community and diverse, dedicated faculty, who have achieved numerous accolades through their many years of national and international experience in the music industry.
A minor in Music can be a stimulating complement to a liberal arts education. Students can enhance their music experience by enrolling in music courses for credit and by becoming involved with student-run music organizations such as AU Exalted, Cabaret Club, Knightingales, and Pep Band.
The program provides a variety of coursework and performance study options to meet the needs of those considering a career in music or those planning to enter the profession. Students pursue the necessary skills and competencies through a carefully planned series of foundation and upper-level courses, tutorials and independent studies.
It is recommended that students take at least four semesters (or the equivalent) of Private Lesson MU 159 (applied music) or Performance Study MU 187 in a chosen area of performance. It is recommended that every student take private or group piano lessons.
NOTE: A student does NOT have to minor in music to participate in music courses.