Applied Music


Fine-Tuning Your Skills

Applied Music focuses on musical instrumental or vocal performance, instead of concentrating on musical theory.

For students interested in taking their music performance skills to the next level, the Applied Music minor is designed to educate you further in the instrument of your choice, support a major, and continue pursuing a passion for music. You’ll develop skills and learn techniques to improve your performance as a vocalist or instrumentalist. Applied music courses focus on music techniques and methods, theory, and pedagogy.

The Applied Music Minor is available to all non-music majors.

Students plating saxophone in the Jazz Band
Participate in a Musical Ensemble

Music students gain performance and conducting experience through required ensemble participation. Taylor offers a wide range of vocal and instrumental ensembles.

Students playing cello in the orchestra
Minor Scholarship Awards

These awards are presented to outstanding high school seniors and transfer students who are planning to minor in music, theatre, or dance. These awards vary in amount and are renewable each year that a student continues with a minor in the department, but students must reapply to the department for renewal. To qualify for these awards, students must declare a minor within the department, complete the scholarship application, and audition in person or video. Students who audition for these awards should follow audition guidelines and demonstrate outstanding proficiency and musicianship.

Applied Music Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Foundational Core

The Foundational Core is the key to Taylor’s total education. These classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. Each student who completes the Foundational Core emerges as a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

Students playing saxophone in jazz band

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