Popular Music Studies - minor

If you want to expand your knowledge of popular music styles, the minor in Popular Music Studies is for you.

You will take courses in the history of rock & roll, jazz, and hip hop music alongside musicianship and performance courses like Music Technology, Music Fundamentals, applied lessons, ensembles, piano and/or guitar classes.

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.

MU-310Rock & Roll History2
MU-217Jazz History2
MU-218Hip Hop Music in American Culture2
MU-276Music Technology2
MU-102Understanding Music Fundamentals2
EnsembleA MU-130 course (vocalists or instrumentalists) or a MU 120 course (instrumentalists only)2
MU ElectiveMusic (MU) Electives from MUE-119, MUE-219, MUE-105, MUE-106, MUE-111 or MUA Applied Lessons4