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2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Minor

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Location: Music/Mass Communication Bldg, Room 139
Phone: 931-221-7818
Website: www.apsu.edu/music


Austin Peay State University is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


Music Minor - All incoming music minors are required to take the Music Skills Assessment (MSA). The MSA should be taken during summer orientation. Students whose scores do not meet departmental standards are required to pass MUS 1040 (Intro to Music Theory 1) and MUS 1050 (Intro to Music Theory 2) with a C or better before beginning the curricular music theory and ear training course sequence. Students who do not take the MSA will be automatically placed in MUS 1040. Contact the music must office at music@apsu.edu for information on the Music Skills Assessment.

A music minor must also pass a proficiency examination in his/her applied area.

Specific audition requirements can be found at the following URL: http://www.apsu.edu/music/auditions

Ensembles - A student minoring in music should participate satisfactorily in the performing organization deemed appropriate to his or her primary performing medium. A student receiving a performance scholarship must participate satisfactorily every semester in residence in the performing organization deemed appropriate to his or her major performing medium.


Appropriate Large Ensemble

Woodwind, Brass & Percussion

Determined by Audition

  • Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band

Orchestral Strings



Guitar Ensemble


Determined by Audition

  • University Choir, Governor’s Singers, or Chamber Singers


Determined by the Piano Faculty

Marching Band: Non-music majors who elect to participate in marching band must always enroll in 1-credit marching band, and will receive an athletic band scholarship for participation.

Some University Programs have additional requirements and information included in the Program Handbook. Program Handbooks, which are incorporated into herein by reference, are available by selecting the following link: Music.

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