The minor in American Music, brings together the most prominent strands of American music scholarship on campus.

Taking its inspiration from the multidisciplinary approaches characteristic of this emerging field, the minor includes:

  • A gateway course surveying American musical history and genres
  • A foundational course from a field or interdisciplinary area offering a critical perspective on American culture
  • Three courses offering in-depth study of musical traditions essential to the American soundscape, and
  • A capstone research seminar in which students pursue individual projects.

No previous musical experience is required.