What can a music theory minor do for you?
Do you love music and want to understand it from an academic perspective?
Consider our music theory and literature minor—the perfect fit for someone passionate about music history, theory and literature.
As a music theory and literature minor, you'll take upper-level classes in the history, theory and literature of music without the requirement to participate in a musical ensemble.
The minor pairs nicely with any of our more than 60 academic programs.
And you'll be part of a music department that is considered to be one of the best at any liberal arts college in the nation.
Music has been at the heart of Susquehanna since the university was founded more than 150 years ago, and our program attracts high-caliber students and faculty.
Music Theory & Ear Training
Graduates have gone on to graduate school at:
University of Florida
University of Southern Maine
Stony Brook University
University of North Texas
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Eastman School of Music
University of Michigan
New England Conservatory of Music
Peabody Institute of Music
Pennsylvania State University
Graduates have gone on to jobs at:
Milton Area High School
Atonement Lutheran Church
Staats Operette Dresden
University of North Texas College of Music
South Shore Symphony Orchestra
Pinellas Youth Symphony
University of Connecticut
Loyalsock Township School District
Stone Hill Middle School
Jumoke Academy Charter Schools
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
The academic catalog is the compilation of all the amazing classes and programs being offered at Susquehanna during a given academic year. For more information about the courses being offered, programs available, and much more, download the catalog and dig in.See the 2020-2021 Academic Catalog
Choral ensembles provide students with unique musical experiences on and off campus.
The Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band perform a wide repertoire in a challenging and rewarding environment.
Pianists and organists perform in a range of solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings on the finest instruments.
A traditional big band and small combos appear at a variety of venues.
Small ensembles offer opportunities to study highly specialized literature.
The Opera Studio performs fully-staged productions with orchestra in addition to programs of opera scenes.
music practice rooms2
theaters with orchestra pits320
seats in Stretansky Concert Hall
The program provides the surrounding communities with lifelong learning opportunities for professional music study and enrichment activities in an academic environment, including individual lessons in voice, piano, organ, and most band and orchestra instruments, along with group music classes for infants through adults.
The hallmark of the program is the rich collaboration among music faculty, music students, and the children and adults who take lessons and classes.Read More