School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Minors

Minors in the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance are open to all students but may require additional courses for students with majors outside of the school to fulfill the academic requirements. We have provided the typical coursework below to give you a good idea of what topics you will get the chance to study with each minor.

Start your AU story

Dance Performance

18-hour Minor

The Dance Performance minor offers students the opportunity to study dance at Anderson University, while focusing a majority of their time on a different career major. Dance minors can expect to continue training from previous years at a highly proficient level, and are offered the same performance opportunities as Dance Majors. Courses include: four levels ballet, modern dance, jazz, three levels of tap, two levels of choreography, and dance history.

Church Music

18-hour Minor

The church music minor combines music, music performance, and music education courses.

Music

18-hour Minor

The music minor includes music theory and music literature. Students also complete four hours of music performance, two hours of applied study, and two hours of music ensemble.

Music Business

18-hour Minor

The music business minor provides a basic understanding of the music business industry. Students complete courses in music theory, music performance, music business, and music publishing.

Music Performance

Minor

  • For students whose major is music business (15-16 hours): To ensure adequate performance level, students must audition on their primary instrument to be admitted into this program. Courses include six to eight hours in applied study, introduction to conducting, and specialized courses for singers, pianists, and instrumentalists.
  • For students whose major is not in music (18 hours): To ensure adequate performance level, students must audition on their primary instrument to be admitted into this program. Courses include eight hours in applied study, music theory, and piano.
Music Theory and Literature

18-hour Minor

Courses include Theory I and II, Aural Comprehension I and II, Introduction to Music Literature, Music History I and II, and music performance courses.

Theatre

17 hours minor

The theatre minor provides students with an introduction to theatre studies that includes courses in acting, directing, and technical theatre. This minor is designed for students who wish to incorporate a concentration of theatre courses with their major area of study.

Our Faculty & Staff

Caroline Ahn wearing blue

Dr. Caroline KyungA Ahn

Dr. Joani Brandon

Jonathan Brooks

Dr. Jonathan Brooks

Chappell

Dr. Rebecca Chappell

David Coolidge

David Coolidge

Placeholder Staff Photo

Mary Beth Coolidge

Rebecca Edie

Rebecca Edie

Placeholder Staff Photo

Chad Evans

Dr. Christopher Holmes

Michelle Holmes

Michelle Holmes

Diana Miles Huntoon

Diana Miles Huntoon

Gert Kumi

Gert Kumi

Jan Leis

Jan Leis

Nina Ludwick

Nina Ludwick

Amanda Potaczek playing guitar

Amanda Potaczek

Steven Potaczek leans on a mixing board

Steven Potaczek

Placeholder Staff Photo

Joshua Powell

Fritz Robertson

Dr. Fritz Robertson

Richard Sowers

Dr. Richard Sowers

Ray Sylvester

Dr. Ray Sylvester

Christine Colquitt Thacker

Christine Colquitt Thacker

Adam Waller

Adam Waller

Jeffrey Wright

Dr. Jeffrey Wright

Erich Yetter

Erich Yetter