“Music promotes passionate involvement or contributes to making sense of the human existence. Music sharpens our sense of participation in life.” — Nietzsche
The minors and concentrations in music and fine arts allow you to infuse music into whatever major you pursue, and regardless of career path. They allow you to personally customize your education, letting you grow as you discover new interests and expand your intellectual journey. This signals to your prospective employers that you have engaged in a formal academic inquiry in more than one area and helps to distinguish you from other job candidates without the minor or concentration.
For example, a journalism and new media major who minors in music or music history would help prepare you for work in music criticism. A business major with a music or fine arts minor helps prepare you for a career in businesses that are involved in the arts. A child study major who minors or concentrates in music or fine arts develops a background that can be used when teaching music or arts in the classroom.