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Keep the Creativity Alive: Minor In Music, Jazz, or Theatre!

Are you studying a different field but don’t want to lose your love for performing? Add a minor in music, jazz, or theatre! This minor will help you easily incorporate the arts into your career or maintain your connection with the arts. Individualized mentorship for your craft will fit into even the busiest schedule.

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Program Highlights

Receive private lessons on your primary instrument, participate in a variety of large and small ensembles, and explore foundational music coursework.

Enjoy everything in the music minor with a special emphasis on jazz, including courses on improvisation. Participate in the exclusive Jazz and Desserts concert as well as many other performance opportunities.

Join the student production, learn to analyze scripts, and perfect your stagecraft. Customize your learning and pursue your special interests.


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Hi, I’m Dawson, a current student in the Theatre minor. I would totally recommend this program! What I love most about the theatre minor is how much we explore ourselves and our capabilities. I learn more than just my major – I learn about myself and my personal character.”

Dawson LeVan ‘25 (Communication)

What Will I Learn

Music Minor
  • Private lessons on your applied instrument
  • Music history
  • Music theory
Jazz Minor
  • Jazz theory and history
  • Improvisation
  • Arranging and composing
Theatre Minor
  • Acting and stagecraft
  • Joining a student or community production
  • The history of theater, including Shakespeare

Career Outlook

As a music, jazz, or theatre minor, your passion for the arts can enhance any career. 

For example, a Business Administration major could use their skills in both business and music to open up their own music studio. 

A Nursing major could develop arts-based team-building activities to promote self-care. 

A Teacher Education student could incorporate the arts to enhance student learning. 

The possibilities are endless!

Frequently Asked Questions

A college minor involves taking classes in a specific subject area. It requires less credits than a full-on major.

Taking a minor can allow you to explore an area you’re interested in without devoting a whole major’s courseload of time to it. A minor can be beneficial in complementing your major or helping you gain important skills that employers value.

Additionally, minoring in the arts can promote self-care skills and provide a creative outlet.

Studying music in college can be both enjoyable and helpful to your future. If you enjoy performing, pursuing a music, jazz, or theatre minor will allow you to do so. Between Roberts’ many ensembles, combos, concerts, and more, you’ll get many chances to perform.

A music, jazz, or theatre minor can also be beneficial in preparing you for a career in music. It may also be helpful in combination to a non-music major, in ways you may not even realize.

A music minor is flexible and can complement a variety of careers. The skills you learn in a music, jazz, or theatre minor can help boost your career in a creative industry.

Even if you are not seeking a career in the arts, your creative passions can be an effective way to prevent professional burnout and maintain a vibrant life.

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their efforts to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.

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Music Therapy - Become a Music Therapist with a Music Therapy degree that prepares students for board-certification by thoughtfully combining coursework in Music Foundations, Psychology, Human Development, and Music Therapy.
Department of Music and Performing Arts - 585.594.6101 - dinsmore_andrew@roberts.edu