(Audition Required)

Any student wishing to declare a minor in music must audition on an instrument and be approved by the Frost School of Music as a minor. The approval form is available here or in the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

A $350 fee per semester is assessed for private instrument and/or vocal instruction and must be paid prior to enrolling. Please note that private lessons may not be available on all instruments. Studio space varies from year to year. 

A music minor requires 15 credit hours,  12 of which must be earned at the University of Miami. 

Curriculum Requirements

Complete exactly 2 courses from the following: 16
Music Theory Skills I (AP Music Theory Score of 5 satisfies this requirement.)
Music Theory Skills II (AP Music Theory Score of 5 satisfies this requirement.)
Complete exactly 1 course from the following:3
The Evolution of Jazz
Evolution of Rock
Understanding Music
Complete at least 6 credit hours from the following: 26
Private Lessons (entrance by audition & maximum of 4 semesters)
Ensembles (entrance by audition)
Music Electives
Total Credit Hours15

Students who receive AP credit for MTC 109 and MTC 110 must complete a minimum of 12 credits towards the Music minor. 


Lessons are not mandatory for the minor; however, Music electives for the General Music minor are limited to courses for non-majors only unless approved by the FSOM Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies.