Music Minors - Music Programs - Defiance College

Music Minors

Music Programs

Music plays an important role in our society and in enriching each of our lives. Defiance College has more than a century of tradition in the music arts and continues to inspire, teach, and present programs to the DC campus and the surrounding community. DC offers three music minors along with multiple performing ensembles for students to express their artistic nature. Ensemble personnel consists of like-minded participants that are looking to have a career outside of music, but have a true love and understanding for the arts.

Students with an interest in music may participate in one or more of the College’s performing groups or study performance privately. Music courses offer students the opportunity to obtain elective credits within an area of interest and the Introduction to Music course is an option to fulfill the Arts & Humanities general education requirement.


Three minors are available in music:

All three minors focus on developing skills for a deeper understanding of music and the processes involved in creating, performing, and analyzing music successfully.

Each minor in music requires 24 hours, including the 11 core requirements and 13 hours specific to each minor.

Music Students

Requirements for music minors total 11 hours, including:


Music Minor (Core 11 + 13)
The music minor is designed to provide students with skills to increase success in music through further understanding and appreciation.


Music Ministry Minor (Core 11 + 13)
The music ministry minor is designed to provide students with the skills to successfully lead music in a worship setting.


Music Theatre Minor (Core 11 + 13)
The music theatre minor is designed to provide students with skills to participate and contribute successfully with community theatre programs.
Music theatre minors are required to audition and participate in one DC Players production per semester.


Jim Watson, D.M.A.
Director of Music Programs
Phone: 419-783-2331