Minor in music at OSU

Continue to pursue your musical passion while majoring in another area at OSU. With four music minors available you'll have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic community, perform with peers from across nearly every major on campus and tour nationally and internationally. 

Learn about our current music minors:

  • Guitar
  • Music performance
  • Music
  • Popular music

Guitar minor

A Guitar Minor designed to introduce students to essential concepts in music theory, history, technology, and performance in both the solo and ensemble mediums.

Lessons taught by Dr. Cameron O'Connor 

Course requirements for the guitar minor

Music minor

Perform, learn music theory fundamentals, introductory music history and more.

Course requirements for the music minor

Music performance minor

The Music Performance minor focuses attention on the development of performance skills in studio lessons and ensembles that contribute to aptitudes and proficiencies necessary for a lifetime participation in the arts.

Course requirements for the music performance minor

Popular music minor

The popular music studies minor provides an opportunity for students to examine popular music as a cultural, social, creative and a viable economic field. The minor provides students with literacy in several popular music genres including American music, rock n’ roll, hip hop, film music, reggae, musical theatre, songwriting, jazz, music business and software. Through the study of a diverse range of genres, stylistic practices, performance media, and music as a commercial enterprise, students develop analytical, historical, critical and practical skills to explore, explain and differentiate popular musics.

This minor does not require an audition or ability to read music.

Also available via Ecampus.

Course requirements for the popular music minor