Music Performance (minor)

What you will study

If you love to sing or play an instrument, the Music Performance and Musicianship minor allows you to take private lessons to improve your performance, play or sing in ensembles, and study the fundamentals of music. The coursework stresses performance-related activities that help expand your musicianship, while classes in basic music theory and history broaden your knowledge of this art  form.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.

Music Performance Beginning
MU-102Understanding Music Fundamentals2
Music Performance Intermediate
Take 2 credits of MU 130 course offerings2
MU-261Music History I3
or MU-262 Music History II
MU-210Improvisational Music2
or MU-276 Music Technology
Take 4 credits of music lessons in your performance area 14
Music Performance Advanced
Take one of the following:2
MU 210 or MU 310 series course
Musical Theatre:on Stage & Screen
and Improvisational Music