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Music Programs

This is where musicians become everything they’ve dreamed.

Our degrees and minors span all realms of music, from education to performance to therapy.

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Music Minor

The music minor is for students who want to explore the field of music while majoring in another area. You’ll get to customize your curriculum to realize your own musical and creative potential.

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Program Highlights

  • Perform as a soloist or collaborating musician
  • A prestigious Purdue education


Purdue University Fort Wayne is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association.

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For more information about all the scholarships available at Purdue Fort Wayne—including opportunities for specific programs—you can visit the Office of Financial Aid or contact us at [email protected].

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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this minor, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge of music theory sufficient to analyze basic musical forms and structures and to relate theoretical concepts to sound
  • Basic performance ability as ensemble members or soloists
  • Knowledge of the history and literature of at least one era or style of music, including its social, political, and cultural contexts