Nurture your passion for music while pursuing other areas of study with a Music minor from the University of Central Missouri. You’ll study with world-renowned Music faculty in state-of-the-art facilities to develop your skills as a musician. Advance your skills in choral, concert or jazz music, and get an introduction to commercial music or music technology if desired. You will also find a Music minor pairs well with undergraduate degrees such as Business or Theatre, preparing you for careers including performance artist, theater manager or music agent.
Whether you excelled in music during high school or you’re just finding your sound, UCM’s Music minor gives you access to expert musicians — scholars, instrumentalists, vocalists and music technologists — and a variety of performance opportunities.
Our music facilities house two performance halls, recently upgraded practice areas and our impressive collection of professional-grade instruments:
NASM-accredited since 1947
Private lessons with faculty musicians
10:1 program student-to-faculty ratio
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100+ recitals and concerts each year
Internationally renowned faculty
As a Music minor at UCM, you’ll have access to the same faculty, facilities and quality coursework as Music majors. You’ll develop your music knowledge alongside other Music students in classes such as:
Following an audition, you’ll also hone your skills by taking private performance lessons in voice and any instrument we offer — even laptop performance — and participating in ensembles. Grow your appreciation for different types of music styles by attending on-campus recitals and concerts.
Two electives will round out your minor coursework. Choose from a wide variety of courses that include Fundamentals of Music Technology, Jazz-Rock Combo or Composition. You may instead decide to devote this time to additional private lessons or ensembles.
Explore the world of music with our impressive collection of instruments and professional standard facilities. One-on-one lessons with faculty will help you excel in your chosen instrument, while ensembles and community bands let you explore different styles and develop your teamwork and collaboration skills:
Students minor in Music for a variety of reasons. Some want to continue their music studies to hone their skills and pursue a hobby, while others pair their music studies with their major for a specialized degree. No matter why you choose to minor in Music at UCM, the skills you learn — including teamwork, persistence and self-motivation — can be applied to a variety of careers and job settings.
Explore possible careers with a minor in Music
Your Music minor may be for pleasure or to prepare for a specific career in the music industry. Use the tool below to explore job possibilities, salary potential and other career data.
UCM makes it easier to finance your education. In addition to our already low tuition, we offer financial assistance, including scholarships and grants, to make your education even more affordable.
As a Music minor, you’re also eligible for funding through UCM Music. We offer a variety of scholarships and awards:
Learn more about program-specific scholarships by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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