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Music

Supplement your education while developing your passion for music with a minor in music.

Why Study Music?

As a music minor at USD, you'll explore the history and cultures of music in your own back yard and across the globe while continuing to develop your musical skills. Increased knowledge about music and the opportunity to improve your skills leads to greater enjoyment of music and your development qualities that are extremely attractive to potential employers in all fields.


Degrees & Offerings

Music

Minor
  Vermillion Main Campus

A minor in music will supplement any degree as you explore your passions. The 26-credit hour minor focuses on music theory, aural skills, music cultures of the world and other topics related to the musical arts.

Program Details

Undergraduate

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Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in music.
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Music

Develop the skills necessary to be successful in your musical career while gaining lifelong friends and mentors. Whether you are interested in teaching, music performance or music history — or some combination of the three — the Department of Music will provide you with real-world experiences and connections to help you succeed.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know your professors in the Department of Music. Our faculty are experts in their field, contributing research and creative scholarship throughout the music field. 
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David Holdhusen

Chair, Music Dept
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Timothy Campbell

Associate Professor
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Todd Cranson

Assistant Professor of Music
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Alessandra Feris

Associate Professor
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Ioana Galu

Associate Professor
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Susan Gray

Professor
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Michael Hilson

Music Lessons Adjunct
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Sonja Kraus

Assistant Professor
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Amy Laursen

Assistant Professor
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Paul Lombardi

Associate Professor
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JuanCarlos Mendoza

Assistant Professor
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Jared Ostermann

Music Lessons Adjunct
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Jeff Paul

Music Adjunct
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David Sanderson

Assistant Professor of Music
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Loretta Thomas

Music Lessons Adjunct
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Luis Viquez

Associate Professor
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Darin Wadley

Associate Professor

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