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General Music Requirements

Music major and minor concentrations are available in voice, conducting, guitar, percussion, piano, violin, viola, violoncello, or double bass. Oboe, clarinet, flute are minor only. Listed below are the general academic requirements in music - each concentration will have additional requirements. Learn more about our concentrations

Please visit the LMU Bulletin for the general requirements for the major. For minors, only 2 semesters of MUSC 101 and 2 semester hours of Applied Ensembles are required. Visit the link below for additional information on minoring in music.

Minor in Music

Foreign Language Requirement (for both majors and minors)

Two semesters of foreign language(s) through selection of one of the following options:

  • ITAL 101, 102
  • GRMN 101, 102
  • FREN 101, 102
  • ITAL 101, GRMN 101
  • ITAL 101, FREN 101
  • GRMN 101, FREN 101

Performance Emphasis: Instrumental or Voice

Students in the major and minor select a performing emphasis in one of the following areas (applicants must audition in one of these areas):

  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
  • Voice

Additional Concentration Requirements for Majors

By junior year, majors choose a concentration which may be a continuation of instrumental or vocal performance studies, or one of the following areas of musical interest.