Music Minor

It's No Minor Thing!

Students from all disciplines and majors are welcome to pursue a Minor in Music to further enrich their musical talents. We understand that just as there is an amazing variety to music itself, there are a variety of ways to learn about and appreciate music. As such, we offer three different minors, each of which allow you to customize your Minor to your own interests and abilities.

What Can I Minor In Music?

Currently we offer Minors in General Music Emphasis, Music Technology, and Music Performance. If you choose General Music or Music Performance, you must also choose a concentration in either vocal or instrumental music.

How Do I Know If I’m Eligible?

Our requirements are simple:

  • You must be a full time Georgia Tech student.
  • You should have completed at least one semester at Georgia Tech, or one transferred from another institution.

Additionally, if you’re seeking a minor that includes applied lessons, you will also be required to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency as a performer on a standard orchestral/band instrument, or as a vocalist.
  • Audition for the Music Minor Program with more than three semesters remaining in your major degree program, or before you graduate.
Sounds Great! When Do I Apply?

We should see your application/audition no earlier than the second semester of your first year. Getting into the Music Minor Program will occur no earlier than the first semester of your second year. Your application must include:

  • A completed Music Minor Application form. The form does ask for a current resume of musical activities, awards, repertoire list, and previous instructors, so have that information handy.
  • A current transcript.
When Can I Audition?

If you’re seeking a Minor that includes applied lessons, then you must audition and also undergo an interview process before you will be approved for the Minor. To schedule the audition, please contact Corissa James at

Part of the interview will be completed at the audition. If you are approved by the audition committee, you will also have a formal interview with the School of Music’s Chair. You must finish this audition process at least one semester before you can be admitted to the program.

What Classes Do I Need for my Minor?

Music Minor

(General Emphasis)

Music Technology Minor

Music Performance Minor

Written application and formal audition required

Written application – No formal audition required

Written application and formal audition required

Fundamentals of Musicianship I and II (6 credit hours)

Fundamentals of Musicianship I and II (6 credit hours)

Fundamentals of Musicianship I and II (6 credit hours)

3-4 credit hours of Music Ensemble at the 3000/4000 level

9 credit hours of Music Technology (As approved by Music Minor Coordinator)

3 credit hours of Individual Private Lessons – MUSI 3710, 3720, and 3730

2-5 credit hours of Music Technology


4 credit hours of Major Ensemble at the 3000/4000 level

1-5 hours Individual Private Lessons


2 credit hours of Chamber Ensemble


NOTE: All courses in the Music Minor must be taken on a letter grade basis with a C or better, and must be completed with an overall GPA of at least 2.0. All other requirements outlined in the Georgia Tech Policy for Undergraduate Minors must be met.

For additional information please contact the Music Minor Coordinator, Benjamin Diden: benjamin.diden [at] or call 404-894-8951.