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Minors and Non-Majors

The Department of Music at The College of New Jersey welcomes students from all majors who wish to participate in our various programs, ensembles, and courses.

MUSIC MINORS

Becoming a Music Minor

The Department of Music offers a Minor in Music Studies and no audition is required. Requirements include proficiency at reading Western musical notation, select core courses for music majors, and liberal learning courses in music. Students interested in pursuing a minor in music should contact the music minor advisor, Dr. Suzanne L. Hickman. Students may also want to correspond with the studio teacher of their primary instrument

Students are encouraged to start the music minor in the second semester of their freshman year and must start no later than the first semester of their second year. Each semester, students must consult with their Department of Music advisor in the selection of the courses, leading to an individualized minor in music.

NON-MAJORS

Ensembles

All performing ensembles at the College are open to all students, though some of our select ensembles require an audition. Ensembles hold auditions at the beginning of each semester.

Ensembles and Audition Information

Private Studio Lessons

An audition is required for applied lessons, beginning at the intermediate level. Generally, lessons for beginners are not offered.

Students should first contact the studio teacher of their primary instrument.  Private studio lessons for non-majors carry a fee of $500 per semester at the 200-level and $1,000 per semester at the 300-level. Scholarships for non-major private studio lessons might be considered, depending on departmental need.