Studying Music at Regis

All full-time students may participate in applied lessons or join a music ensemble—and nearly a third of all Regis students do each year. Students who want to concentrate in more advanced studies in music may pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Music or a Structured Music Minor. At Regis, all students will find a dedicated and nurturing music faculty who are among the finest performers and teachers in their fields. This is an exciting time to get involved in the new and rapidly growing Music Program. Make music a part of your academic life at Regis.
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Minor in Music

Degree Overview

The music minor is offered to any Regis student who demonstrates substantial skill and technique on an instrument or voice (audition required). The Music Minor at Regis College is designed to give students an excellent general foundation in music, music history, and the technical language of music. Music Minors develop a serious mastery of an instrument or voice and gain experience working in advanced ensemble groups.

To find out more about the music program, the music major or minor, please contact the director of the Music Program, Dr. Mark Davenport.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the Minor in Music. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

All music minors should plan to take a music theory placement exam. Students also register for a Music Recital Hour (FAMR) course each semester, a non-credit course that tracks attendance at performance classes and student, faculty and guest artist events.

Lower Division Requirements  (9 credit hours)
Vernacular Traditions/American Music (choose one)
FAMT 250E-W World Music (3 ch)
FAC 251 United States Folk, Pop and Jazz (3 ch)
FAC 253E-W Topics in Music and Art (3 ch)
FAC 254/FAC 254C American Musical Theatre (3 ch)
FAC 256/FAC 256C Music in American Culture (3ch)
Music Theory (5 credit hours)
FAMT 235* Foundations of Music (3 ch)
FAMT 236* Basic Musicianship (2 ch)
Music Ensemble FAM 200-level (4 credit hours)
FAM 200-level Applied Music (0-2 ch)
FAMT 200-level Music Ensemble (0-2 ch)
Upper Division Requirements  (12 credit hours)
Advanced Music History (3 credit hours)
FAMH 452 European Music Literature (3 ch)
Techniques and Performance in Applied Area (6 credit hours)
Techniques and Performance I (2 ch)
Techniques and Performance II (2 ch)
Techniques and Performance III (2 ch)
Advanced Ensemble
Advanced Ensemble (0-2 ch)
Advanced Ensemble (0-2 ch)
Advanced Ensemble (0-2 ch)
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 21 credit hours

*These courses may be waived depending on music theory placement.

FAQ

Information for Incoming Freshmen

All students interested in the Music Major or Music Minor should contact the Music Program Director Dr. Mark Davenport and meet for a separate advising session during the first week of classes.

General Information for all Students

Applied Lessons and Classes

Applied music lessons are private one-on-one lessons that any fulltime Regis College student may register for. A prerequisite is required for voice, piano and guitar lessons. Students with little or no experience in an area who want to begin taking applied music lessons in voice, piano or guitar should first register for one of the following:

  • FAM 203 - Beginning Class Voice (2 semester hours)
  • FAM 205 - Beginning Class Guitar (2 semeter hours)
  • FAM 240 - Beginning Class Piano (2 semester hours)

Music Ensembles

Music ensembles are 2 semester hours and require some previous experience. Only a student who is at or above the 18-semester hour limit may exercise the 0-credit option for music ensembles (or 1-semeter hour option if they have 17 credits). Auditions are required for Concert Choir and Guitar Ensemble.

Music Majors

All music majors should register for the folloiwng courses in their first semester:

  • FAC 236 - Basic Musicianship (2 credit hours)*
  • FAM 240 - Beginning Class Piano (2 credit hours)*
  • FAMR 200A - Recital Hour (Required every semester)
  • FAM 200 level - Applied Lesson (2 credit hours)
  • FAM 200 level - Music Ensemble (0-2 credit hours)***

One of the following electives must also be completed during the first year of enrollment. These courses also fulfill Fine Arts Core Requirements.

  • FAC 250E - World Music (3 credit hours)
  • FAC 251 - U.S. Folk, Pop and Jazz Music (3 credit hours)
  • FAC 256 - Music in American Culture (3 credit hours) 

    * Students may test out of Basic Musicianship by passing the “Music Theory Placement Exam” (offered on Thursday of Orientation Week. Please contact Jan Blue for time and place: jblue@regis.edu or 303.458-3576).

    ** Students with a background in piano may test out of Beginning Class Piano (offered at the beginning of the semester).

    *** Students with music scholarships have special applied and ensemble requirements. Please check your advising files for the award letters. Scholarship requirements are spelled out in 2nd paragraph.

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