Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue – Plato. Music is a fundamental element of society and as such permeates our lives. Nearly every human environment incorporates music to elicit an emotional, physical, or mnemonic response in the listener.

The Music Department at Trine University enables you to bring the art of music to the world through various areas of employment. We offer a wide range of academic and performance opportunities in the field of music where you can enhance your skills as a vocalist, instrumentalist, musicologist, and/or music theorist and pair them with a variety of university majors. To develop your performance skills Trine University offers wind ensemble, chamber orchestra, University Choir, two jazz bands and is one of only three private universities in Indiana offering marching band. Many small ensembles are also offered such as musical theatre/opera ensemble, percussion ensemble, and others.

The music minor offers students the chance to broaden and deepen their understanding of music. It will allow students who have an interest in music to further their music education by exploring their talents as performers, listeners, composers and musicologists.

The program also provides a breadth and depth of knowledge in music to students who have a passion for music but wish to make their career in another field. 

Course Requirements

Required Courses (17 Credit Hours)
MUS 112 Piano Lab (2)
MUS 113 Music Theory I (3)
MUS 213 Music Theory II (3)
MUS 123 Music History I (3)
MUS 223 Music History II (3)
MUS 253 Techniques of Conducting (3)

Select Applied Studies (4 Hours)
MUS 1011.01 Voice (1)
MUS 1011.02 Woodwind (1)
MUS 1011.03 Brass (1)
MUS 1011.04 Percussion (1)
MUS 1011.05 String (1)
MUS 1011.06 Piano (1)

Select Ensemble Studies (4 Hours)
MUS 1141 Chamber Orchestra (1)
MUS 1151 Marching Band (1)
MUS 1161 Wind Ensemble/Pep Band (1)
MUS 1171 University Choir (1) 
MUS 1181 Jazz Band (1)
MUS 1191 Trine Chorale (1)

Contact Peter Weinert, Director of Music, at or 260.665.4408 if you are interested in this program.

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

Program Information


Music Minor


25 hours



Campus Location

Angola, IN