May a student of any major take lessons in voice or on an instrument? Yes!
May I participate in a choir, band, jazz band, or orchestra? Yes!
What kind of courses may I take? A broad variety: five courses on the History of Rock; several on popular musicians such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix; many genre courses, including Jazz, Opera, Film, Women in Music, and the American Musical; performance classes; and introductions to Music and Multimedia, Music of the Silk Road, Music Theory, and Western Classical Music.
Do music courses count for my degree? Yes! Many of these courses are on the College General Education distribution list for Arts and Humanities, and/or World Language and Culture. They may fill the College CASE requirement as well.
Are there any certificates? Yes! The Jacobs School of Music offers a certificate in Rock History.
I’ve heard that there is a music minor. What is required for the minor? The minor consists of 20 hours of “Z” courses, with at least 15 taken on the Bloomington campus. (See the bulletin for details and requirements.) Besides providing musical enrichment during your time at IU, the minor in music is a strong addition to many degrees and will continue to be an asset in your life after college.
What are the qualifications for being accepted as a minor in music? To declare a minor in music, fill out the online application form. There are no entrance requirements.