Minor in Music


The Standalone Minor in Music is designed to offer music interested students the opportunity to continue development of musical skills while majoring in other disciplines. This minor offers a broad selection of music electives for students to choose.

Why Music at ACU?

With highly qualified Christian Faculty teaching biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Music program offers several unique advantages:

  • ACU music programs offer a wide range of music disciplines and interests
  • Personal expression through Holy Spirit inspired creativity is encouraged
  • Highly skilled and experienced faculty
  • Practical course content combined with trending industry practices
  • 8:1 Student to Music Faculty Ratio
  • Students have access to recording and production facilities
  • ACU Music students are a close-knit community of creative and supportive musicians
  • ACU provides practical experience playing and performing in small and large ensembles each semester

What will I study?

The Music Minor is a standalone minor in addition to a declared Major (not music). All Majors include an innovative CORE General Studies program with integrated Biblical Studies minor. This unique program embraces a Biblical worldview of the Liberal Arts and prepares students to be influential thinkers. Music Career-related focus areas and courses will include:

  • Music Theory (co-requisites: Sight Singing/Dictation, Class Piano)
  • Music History
  • Music elective classes including Music based Technology, Composition and Orchestration, Worship Music,
  • Songwriting, Creative Piano Skills, Recording, etc.
  • Private Lessons
  • Performance Ensembles: Chorale, Praise Bands, Jazz Band, String Ensemble, Pep Band, Musical Theatre, Drumline






    Department of Music

    Arizona Christian University
    Building 2500
    1 W. Firestorm Way
    Glendale, AZ 85306

    (602) 489-5300

    [email protected]

    Standalone Minor Courses

    In order for a student to complete the minor, they must complete 21 credit hours.

    CourseCourse NameCredits
    MUS 193Music Theory I3
    MUP 101Class Piano I (may be substituted with MPP 105 with instructor approval )1
    MUS 194Sight Singing/Dictation I1
    Music Instruction (Choose 9 credits)
    MMN 300Band Leader3
    MMN 301Worship Leader3
    MMN 323Worship View3
    MMN 424Worship Desk3
    MUS 250Diction for Singers I3
    MED ___Conducting Elective (MED 315 or 316)3
    MED___Pedagogy (Vocal, Piano or Guitar)3
    MED___Music Education Methods (Choral, Instrumental, or General Music)3
    MUP 302Pop/Rock Voice & Mic Technique1
    MUP 303Jazz Voice & Improvisation1
    MUP 304Worship Voice & Self Accompanying1
    MUP 305Musical Theater Voice & Acting1
    MUS 293-493Music Theory II-IV (3 hrs. each)3
    MUP 201-401Class Piano II-IV (1 hr. each)2
    MUS 294-494Sight Singing/Dictation II-IV (1 hr. each)1
    MUS 341-342Music History I-II (3 hrs. each)3
    MTC 240Class Composition2
    MTE 220Computer Based Music Production3
    MTE 221Music Production with Logic Pro2
    MTE 330Mixing and Mastering3
    MTE 335Songwriting & Demo Production3
    Applied Lessons (Choose 3 credits)
    ML_ __Voice, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Instrument, Composition (1 hr. each)3
    Music Performance Ensembles (Choose 4 credits)
    MEC 100Chorale (1 hr.each)4
    MEV 300Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1 hr. each)4
    MEP 100Praise Band (1 hr. each)4
    MEJ 300Jazz Band (1 hr. each)4
    MES 100Instrumental Ensemble (1 hr.each)4
    MER 100Drumline (1 hr. each)4
    MUP 371Musical Theater: Performance (1-3 hrs. each)4