Perform in a variety of ensembles

The minor in music performance is designed for students from any Syracuse University degree program on campus, except those in the Setnor School of Music, who want to perform in ensembles and improve their musical knowledge and skills.

Improve your musical knowledge and skills Improve your musical knowledge and skills

This 18-credit program draws from the entire array of the Setnor School of Music’s ensemble offerings, running the gamut from such ensembles as the Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Brazilian Ensemble, Contemporary Music Ensemble, and many more.

By completion of the minor, students will have had opportunities to perform in a varied assortment of ensembles, helping them to be capable of continued music making throughout their adult lives.

Admission Requirements

  • At least one full semester of ensemble participation
  • Positive recommendation in writing from any ensemble director or conducting faculty
  • 3.0 GPA in at least one ensemble

Curricular Requirements

Refer to Syracuse University's undergraduate course catalog for curricular information.


Justin Mertz
Assistant Director, University Bands
Director, Athletic Bands