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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Vocal and Instrumental Performance Minor

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Students desiring to minor in Vocal and Instrumental Performance must fulfill the following requirements/prerequisites before being accepted into the program of study: (1) complete MUSC 1000 , MUSC 1011 , MUSC 1012  and one semester of vocal or instrumental ensemble with a minimum grade of “C” in each course; (2) successfully complete the departmental music entrance examination with a minimum passing score of 75 percent, and (3) successfully pass an audition in voice or on an instrument before the Vocal and Instrumental Performance faculty. Contact the Department of Visual & Performing Arts & Media Studies for specific written guidelines and repertoire standards.

Minors in Vocal and Instrumental Performance

I. Jazz Concentration

17 Credit Hours

II. Instrumental Concentration

17 Credit Hours

III. Vocal Concentration

17 Credit Hours

IV. Piano Concentration

17 Credit Hours

Music Ensembles:

The music ensembles present all students with the opportunity for hands-on experiences with music in a shared effort with others. They are the principal performance ensembles and are open to all Fort Valley State University students with an audition and permission of the instructor. These courses may be repeated for credit. The ensembles available are listed in different sections as follows:

Concert Choir 01 Concert Band 05
Women’s Ensemble 02 Marching Band 06
Men’s Glee Club 03 Jazz Band 07
Gospel Choir 04 Orchestra 08

Applied Music:

Applied music lessons are available to any student regardless of major, depending on the availability of faculty. These courses are designed to augment performance skills on an instrument or voice. Applied students will receive one fifty- minute individual lesson each week or participate in a group performance class which meets two fifty-minute periods each week. These courses may be repeated for credit. Instruments and voice are offered in different sections as follows:

Piano 01 Percussion 05
Voice 02 Strings 06
Woodwinds 03 Organ 07
Brass 04 Guitar 08

Music minors should choose electives from the following courses:

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