Music (minor)

The music minor is designed for students who have some training and background in music and wish to pursue their interest in a systematic way. It consists of a selection of music courses, including music history, theory, ensembles and/or lessons. Double degrees are also awarded between the Peabody Institute and Johns Hopkins and require a dual application process.

Academic Details

Overview of the Undergraduate Curriculum

The music minor is based on a program of core courses in music theory, music history, and musicology. Two semesters of lessons or performance in an ensemble are also required.

Student Stories


Ben Swartz ’12, a double degree student majoring in history and cello, used his Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study with two masters of the instrument in Amsterdam. His project investigated the differences between a contemporary and historical approach to playing Bach’s cello suites; read more about it in Arts & Sciences Magazine.


Related Student Groups

Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra

Johns Hopkins Bands

Choral Society

Gospel Choir

Johns Hopkins Student Arts Groups

Campus & Baltimore Resources

Peabody Institute

Musical Opportunities for Johns Hopkins Students

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Majors & Minors Programs