The B.A. degree in Music Education includes both a Choral and Instrumental course sequence. This program is meant specifically for the professional training of K-12 teachers. Both degree sequences are in full compliance with the Minnesota Board of Teaching Licensure requirements, NCATE accreditation, as well as the new National Standards for Arts Education.
Students are reminded to consult with their music department faculty advisor prior to each registration.
____ - MUSC 111 - (Comprehensive Musicianship I) (3)
____ - MUSC 121 - (Musicianship Skills I) (1)
____ - MUSC 112 - (Comprehensive Musicianship II) (3)
____ - MUSC 122 - (Musicianship Skills II) (1)
____ - MUSC 211 - (Comprehensive Musicianship III) (3)
____ - MUSC 221 - (Musicianship Skills III) (1)
____ - MUSC 212 - (Comprehensive Musicianship IV) (3)
____ - MUSC 222 - (Musicianship Skills IV) (1)
____ - MUSC 335 - (History of Music I) (4)
____ - MUSC 336 - (History of Music II) (4)
All music majors are required to demonstrate basic musicianship, performance ability on a major instrument and piano proficiency (if the major instrument is other than keyboard). Some concentrations require additional proficiencies and/or secondary instrument study (see below). Participation in a choral and/or instrumental ensemble is required of all majors in all concentrations. All seniors successfully complete a final project as their concentration requires.
XXX Music Major Field Test. (0)
Required for graduation with a music major. Spring.
LESSONS: (7 SEMESTERS)
____ - MUSC 227 -(Applied Lessons (first four semesters) (1)
____ - MUSC 337 - (Upper Division Lessons) (2)
____ - MUSC 114 - (Secondary Instrument) (1) (MUSC 114)
Students in music education are required to have a secondary instrument. Passing piano proficiency can fulfill the secondary instrument requirement.
____ - PIANO PROFICIENCY - (if the major instrument is other than keyboard)
ENSEMBLES: (7 SEMESTERS)
____ - MUSC 230 - (Symphonic Band)
____ - MUSC 231 - (Wind Ensemble)
____ - MUSC 232 - (Chamber Choir)
____ - MUSC 233 - (Orchestra)
____ - MUSC 234 - (Men's Chorus)
____ - MUSC 235 - (Women's Choir)
____ - MUSC 237 - (Clarinet Ensemble)
____ - MUSC 238 - (Jazz Ensemble)
____ - MUSC 239 - (All College Choir)
____ - MUSC 240 - (Chapel Choir, Jazz Combo, String Chamber Music, Guitar Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, International Choir, Woodwind Ensemble)
____ - MUSC 241 - (Saxophone Quartet)
____ - MUSC 242 - (Brass Choir)
____ - MUSC 243 - (Percussion/Marimba Ensemble)
____ - MUSC 244 - (Gregorian Chant Schola)
For instrumental education, seven semesters of large ensemble experience (from 231,233 or 238) and a minimum of two additional semesters of small ensemble experience (from 237,240 instrumental ensembles, or 241-243)
____ - MUSC 316 - (Woodwind Methods) (1)
____ - MUSC 317 - (Percussion Methods) (1)
____ - MUSC 318 - (Brass Methods) (1)
____ - MUSC 319 - (String Methods) (1)
____ - MUSC 325 - (Basic Instrumental Conducting) (2)
____ - MUSC 326 - (Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Jazz Methods) (3)
Students desiring a K-12 teaching license in vocal or instrumental music must be accepted into the education department to complete a minor in education. See education department listing for the supporting minor in education requirements.
Students in music education may receive special credit towards some core requirements. However, they are advised that a program in music fulfilling Minnesota state licensure requirements may require a ninth semester, course overloads and/or attendance at summer school. Students are urged to contact the education department regarding requirements.