Undergraduate Minor

The music minor allows students to explore music through a flexible program of study. The minor can focus on Composition, History, Performance/Conducting, Theory, or Music, Science & Technology (MST), or on areas not currently served by the major, such as Ethnomusicology, Jazz, or Musical Theater. The minor can also focus on musical aspects of a non-music major such as American Studies, Anthropology, Area Studies, Computer Science, CSRE, TAPS, etc.

Minor Requirements — 24 units total for the minor

Within the minimum 24-unit requirement, (i) all courses must be taken for a letter grade, except where letter grades are not offered, (ii) 6 courses must be for 3 units each or more, and (iii) students must complete at least 3 units of coursework in 3 of the following 5 areas:

  • Composition
  • History/Ethnomusicology
  • MST/Computer Music
  • Performance/Conducting
  • Theory

The elective units may be fulfilled in either breadth or depth in any area(s) desired, and may be selected from any of the Department of Music's courses. Prospective minors are required to choose a faculty advisor and submit a course plan. Course plans and adviser agreement forms are available here.

Music Minor description in the Stanford Bulletin

How to Declare

Questions about the content of this page or undergraduate degree requirements in Music in the Stanford Bulletin? Contact rleigh [at] stanford.edu (subject: Declaring%20a%20Music%20minor) (Rowen Leigh), Undergraduate Student Services Officer.