Sep 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

World Music Minor

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Requirements for the minor in world music

Entrance auditions

The department offers a minor in world music that is open to both music majors and non-majors who have had prior music performance experience and wish to study world music. Non-music majors who wish to pursue the minor in world music must audition. Contact the world music program coordinator at 248-370-2044 or

The minor in world music is designed to enhance students’ ability to negotiate the theoretical, practical, cultural, and historical aspects of teaching and performing traditions of world music. Students will study the practices of various world music traditions in order to sustain their own education in addition to the education of current and future students. The minor will focus on refining performance and improvisational skills through private instruction, world music ensembles, music history courses, and study abroad/directed research.

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits as follows. Only courses in which a grade of at least a C has been earned will count toward the minor.

World music ensembles - 5 credits selected from

Required course - 3 credits

Non-credit requirements

Non-credit requirements:  World music ensembles - total of 8 semesters, minimum of 5 for credit

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