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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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The Music Department provides the finest possible training for the prospective music teacher and professional musician and strives to enrich the lives of all university students. Professional programs are designed for music majors; general courses and many opportunities for participation in various musical groups are offered to non-majors. Admission to Major is granted by the department. Minimum university admission requirements are:

  1. Complete a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours.

  2. Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C).

  3. To be admitted to the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts degree, a letter of recommendation from the student's private teacher or academic advisor at MSU is required.

Contact the department for application procedures.All entering music majors should register for the following courses: MUS 100, MUS 131, MUS 133, MUS 2xx (Private Lesson), and MUS 1xx (Ensemble)Required for All Undergraduate Majors:

  1. MUS 100 Recital class (0 credits) each semester in residence

  2. Large or small Ensemble (1 credit) each semester in residence

See curricular descriptions as posted on this site for more information about specific curricular requirements.
For details on Undergraduate requirements, see the Undergraduate Degree Programs and course descriptions.For details on Graduate Degree requirements, see the . Included are descriptions of graduate degrees, courses and admissions.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. John Lindberg, Chair
Department of Music
Earley Center for Performing Arts 202
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, Minnesota 56002
Telephone: 507-389-2118 - Fax: 507-389-2922