The School of Music

The School of Music at the University of Kansas ranks among the finest in America, offering comprehensive programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.

The school nurtures and advances the art of music through creation, performance, scholarly inquiry, entrepreneurship, and enhancement of the artistic skills and experiences of the university and regional cultural communities.

The school is a major contributor to the arts community through the student, faculty, and professional performances in Swarthout Recital Hall, Bales Organ Recital Hall, the Robert Baustian Theatre, and the Lied Center of Kansas.

The School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The entrance and graduation requirements in this catalog conform to the published guidelines of that organization.

Requirements for the Minor in Music

Open to All KU Students

Students must first audition to be accepted as music minors, then may earn a minor in music by taking 24 hours in the courses listed below. At least 12 hours must be junior/senior-level courses, numbered 300 and above (300+). A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 in the minor is required.

MTHC 105Theory I3
MTHC 106Aural Skills I1
MTHC 115Theory II3
MTHC 116Aural Skills II1
Applied music lessons: 4 semesters at the 100 level each for credit (all on same instrument or voice)4
MUSC 336Masterworks of Music (3 of 12 required 300+ credits)3
Nine junior/senior music credits numbered 300 and above to be chosen from:9
Lessons on same instrument or voice at 300 level, ensembles, and/or music classes (MUS 586, Business of Music, and most MUSC - music history - courses are open to all KU students)