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The Jazz Orchestra trombone section

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The Concert Band, directed by Dr. Wesley Broadnax

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The Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dr. George Starks

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The University Orchestra basses

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The Philadelphia Clef Club

Music

Four different minors in music offer students the opportunity to concentrate their musical activities and course work into a more comprehensive program of study. Students can choose between a generalized minor (Music), or study through one of three specialized areas (Performance, Theory and Composition, and Jazz and African American Music).

Music

The minor in Music requires 26 credits, including work in Music Theory, History, Applied Music (class or private lessons), and ensemble performance, and 9 credits of music electives.

Requirements for the minor in Music are listed here: Minor in Music

Music Theory and Composition

The minor in Music Theory and Composition is aimed at people who are writing their own music or who would like to begin doing so. You'll take courses in Music Theory, Arranging, Composition, and Digital Composition, and end with a portfolio of several completed pieces.

Requirements for the minor in Music Theory and Composition are listed here: Music Theory and Composition

Music Performance

The minor in Music Performance requires two years of private lessons study with our artist faculty, culminating in a recital. The Music Program will provide support for the recital venue and accompanist.

Requirements for the minor in Music Performance are listed here: Minor in Music Performance

Jazz and African-American Music

The minor in Jazz and African-American Music takes advantage of our faculty expertise in those areas. This minor can include course work in Jazz History, African-American Music, Jazz Theory, private study in jazz performance, and ensemble work in several ensembles devoted to jazz.

Requirements for the minor in Jazz and African-American Music are listed here: Minor in Jazz and African-American Music