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Choral Education

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. 

**Printable version of course requirements

CORE:  (ALL)                                              

MUSIC 111 - Comprehensive Musicianship I ___________________________
MUSIC 121 - Musicianship Skills I ___________________________
MUSIC 112 - Comprehensive Musicianship II ___________________________
MUSIC 122 - Musicianship Skills II ___________________________
MUSIC 211 - Comprehensive Musicianship III ___________________________
MUSIC 221 - Musicianship Skills III ___________________________
MUSIC 212 - Comprehensive Musicianship IV ___________________________
MUSIC 222 - Musicianship Skills IV ___________________________
MUSIC 335 - History of Music I ___________________________
MUSIC 336 - History of Music II ___________________________


XXX - MUSIC MAJOR FIELD TEST (0). Required for graduation.
Students are required, in the Spring of their Junior or Senior year, to take a standardized Major Field Test covering Theory & Analysis, Literature, History, and Aural Skills. The standardized test should be taken only after completing the Music History sequence (MU335 & MU336).


MUSIC 227 - Applied Voice (first four semesters) __________________________
MUSIC 337 - Applied Voice (upper division lessons) __________________________
MUSIC 114 - Secondary Instrument __________________________



MUSIC 230 - Symphonic Band ___________________________
MUSIC 231 - Wind Ensemble ___________________________
MUSIC 232 - Chamber Choir ___________________________
MUSIC 233 - Orchestra ___________________________
MUSIC 234 - Men's Chorus ___________________________
MUSIC 235 - Campus Singers ___________________________
MUSIC 237 - Clarinet Ensemble ___________________________
MUSIC 238 - Jazz Ensemble ___________________________
MUSIC 239 - All College Choir ___________________________
MUSIC 240 - Chapel Choir, Jazz Combo, String ___________________________
Chamber Music, Ensemble Performance, Guitar Ensemble ___________________________
MUSIC 241 - Saxaphone Quartet ___________________________
MUSIC 242 - Brass Choir ___________________________
MUSIC 243 - Percussion/Marimba Ensemble ___________________________


Special Studies:

MUSIC 323 - Choral Techniques I ___________________________
MUSIC 324 - Choral Techniques II ___________________________
*Piano Proficiency Exam (must pass for degree) ___________________________


Students pursuing the choral education sequence who do not have voice as their primary area of study must fulfill two levels of voice competencies (distributed by the instructor)

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.