Undergraduate Minors

STEM-centered students often find amazing variety in music; it's no wonder there's a long and proud tradition of music at Georgia Tech. Our school welcomes students from all majors on campus to pursue one of our minors -- due to overwhelming demand, we are currently limited to a very small amount of new students per year.

Our Minors

We offer a Minor in Music with General Emphasis and a Minor in Music Technology. The Minor in Music with General Emphasis blends music technology classes with experience playing in a musical ensemble, while the Minor in Music Technology focuses solely on classes in the music technology track.

If you choose the Minor in Music with General Emphasis, you must choose a concentration in either vocal or instrumental music. To better understand the difference between our two minors, refer to the reference materials below.

Minor in Music with General Emphasis

  • Written application - No formal audition required
  • Two courses from the list below:
    MUSI 2010 Fundamentals of Musicianship I
    MUSI 2011 Fundamentals of Musicianship II
    MUSI 2525 Intro to Audio Tech I
    MUSI 22526 Intro to Audio Tech II
  • 3-4 credit hours of Music Ensemble at the 3000 level
  • 2-5 credit hours of Music Technology at the 3000/4000 level

Minor in Music Technology

  • Written application - No formal audition required
  • Two courses from the list below:
    MUSI 2010Fundamentals of Musicianship I
    MUSI 2011Fundamentals of Musicianship II
    MUSI 2525Intro to Audio Tech I
    MUSI 2526Intro to Audio Tech II
  • 9 credit hours of Music Technology at the 3000 level
  • 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.
  • You should apply for the Music Minor Program with more than three semesters remaining in your major degree program, or before you graduate.
  • Each minor is 15 credit hours.
  • You must indicate which minor you are taking on your official transcript.
  • No more than three hours of special topics can be counted toward a music minor.
  • Ensemble courses that are used to satisfy the humanities credit cannot be counted toward the music minor.
  • No more than three hours of transfer credits can be counted toward a music minor.

Applications for all music minors are due on April 1st each calendar year.

We strongly recommend contacting the Music Minor Coordinator, Benjamin Diden, before applying. For any questions or to schedule an appointment, he can be reached by phone at (404) 894-8951 or by email at benjamin.diden@music.gatech.edu. Application forms are linked at the bottom of this page, and hard copies can be found in Room 109 of the Couch building. All forms must be submitted by email as a PDF.

Your application must include:

  • A completed Music Minor Application form. The form requires a current resume of musical activities, awards, repertoire list, and previous instructors.
  • A current transcript.

Application Materials

Music Technology Minor Application form

Interested in a Minor in Music Technology? Get started here.

General Music Minor Application

Interested in a Minor in General Music? Get started here.

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