This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2022-23.

Minor Requirements

The requirements for the minor are as follows:

Music Theory

Two courses:

Music History

Two courses:

One of the Following


One elective course above the 100 level, excluding performance courses. However,  may serve as an elective.

Performance Ensemble

All music minors must participate in one of the following performance ensembles through graduation: Colgate University Chamber Players, Colgate University Choral Ensembles, Colgate University Concert Jazz Ensemble, Colgate University Orchestra. A minimum of four semesters is required, no exceptions for off-campus study.

Ongoing participation is defined as at least 4 semesters total in the sophomore, junior and senior years. Off-campus study does not qualify as an exemption to the 4 required semesters.

Music Department

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the  catalog page.