Long Island Music Minor

Long Island Music Minor

Explore your passion for music. Expand your knowledge. Get ready.

Enhance your degree — and your skillset — while pursuing something you’re passionate about with St. Joseph's University’s music minor.

Students in a variety of majors can benefit from a minor in music, gaining such important life skills as problem-solving, communication, data analysis, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  

For example, a journalism and new media studies major who minors in music could pursue a career in music criticism. A music minor could help a business major prepare for a future in businesses that involve the arts, such as a band manager. A child study major with a music minor develops skills that can be applied when teaching music or arts in the classroom.

On our Long Island campus, students who minor in music take an array of courses in music history, theory and studio — including chorus, choir and instrumental ensemble.

Paul Alebrande ’23
Chemistry Major with Minors in Biology and Music

"I chose to minor in music because it helps expand my knowledge of musical history and foster my musical talents by allowing me to play the piano and sing. Being a classically trained musician with a minor in music allows me to have a greater appreciation for the brilliance behind the music."

The Long Island Music Minor Experience

Majors that Matter: A minor in music pairs well with such majors as Journalism and New Media Studies, Studio Art, Business Administration, Marketing, Child Study and Criminal Justice.

Get Involved Outside the Classroom: Want to take your passion for music to the next level? Consider joining one of our two musical clubs, the Sharps and the Shockwaves. The Drama Club and the Art Club also serve as creative outlets for students. 

Improve Your Marketability: Declaring a minor in college not only makes a student more marketable when entering the workforce after graduating, it also deepens their thinking and worldview, according to U.S. News & World Report.