As a Music minor, course by course you will follow an integrative approach to advancing your musical skills. A minor in Music will provide you with the foundations of music-making — including theory and aural skills — as well as with a deeper understanding of the history and performance of music. You will take lessons on your primary instrument, join a choral or instrumental ensemble, and become part of a strong community of musicians. Learn more
In the Music Production minor, you are prepared for the future of music and audio technology in areas such as film scoring, live sound, video game scoring, and sound design for TV and film.
You'll also engage in a yearlong sequence of recording classes in which you'll learn to produce professional level recordings by working in SPU's high-tech Nickeron Studios. This minor prepares you for podcasting, doing sound in live church services, creating music with MIDI-based software, and more. Transfer students will be able to complete this minor in two years.
A minor in Music and Worship Arts will train you to use your musical gifts — whether as a worship leader, a performer, a composer, a conductor, or a teacher — as well as provide you with advanced study in music theory and literature. You will explore contemporary worship performance practices, as well as traditional worship and liturgical traditions, foundations in church worship music, and the theology of worship. Learn more
Entering a Music Minor
You may enter the minor during your first quarter at SPU. Entrance after your first quarter requires only good academic standing (2.0 or higher SPU cumulative GPA). Consult the undergraduate catalog
for complete information on how and when to enter and what you must do to complete the program.
Music study is, above all, grounded in performance. As a Music major or minor at Seattle Pacific University, you will work privately with one of our outstanding faculty. The following areas are available on campus:
SPU String Quartet
Orientale from 5 Novelettes, by Alexander Glazunov
(Melanie Wong, Class of 2012; Sam Ernest, Class of 2015; Meagan Peeples, Class of 2014; Leanne Riddle, Class of 2012)