If you love music, the Wilkes University Music Program is committed to helping you to develop your passion and deepen your understanding.

Wilkes offers many opportunities for singing, playing, and studying music. You can take private lessons or join an ensemble (click here to see our ensembles page). You can learn to read music and improve your reading skills. You can study music theory and music history. And if you want to pursue your music study at a deeper level you can get a music minor to complement your  major area of study.

Minor in Music

The music minor program at Wilkes University offers a range of musical experiences, including participation in performing ensembles, studies in music history, and studies in music theory. The required courses for the minor in music are as follow

Performance, 6 credits to choose from:
MUS 121 Civic Band, 0/3 credits (repeatable)
MUS 125 University Chorus, 0/3 credits (repeatable)
MUS 127 Jazz Ensemble, 0/3 credits (repeatable)
MUS 131 University Orchestra, 0/3 credits (repeatable)

Music History, 6 credits
MUS 210 Music History I, 3 credits
MUS 211 Music History II, 3 credits

Music Theory, 3 credits
MUS 103 Music Theory I, 3 credits

Music Elective, 3 credits
Any non-performance ensemble class at the level of MUS 104 or higher. Possible classes include but are not limited to:

MUS 104 Music Theory II, 3 credits

MUS 198/298 Topics in Music Theory or Music History, 1–3 credits
MUS 395 Independent Research, Music Theory or Music History, 1–3 credits

Total minimum number of credits required for a minor in music — 18.

For more information, please contact Steven Thomas (steven.thomas@wilkes.edu), Coordinator of Music at Wilkes University.