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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Music Education
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B.S. Music Education (Instrumental/General K-12 license) Curriculum Guide

(sample 8-semester plan; some courses are offered on a 2-year rotating cycle, and may not be offered in the term listed here)

Updated Nov. 2008

 

Students must meet minimum Department of Music standards to be accepted into an Ensemble or Private Studio, and must be able to read musical notation fluently.

Fall Freshman
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble A1
3 MUS 125 Pop Music USA
2 MUS 131 Theory 12
2 MUS 133 Aural Skills 12
1 MUS 160 Class Piano2
2 MUS 181 Intro to Music Technology
1 MUS 27x Private Lesson3
4 Gen Ed and Electives
16
Spring Freshman
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble A
2 MUS 132 Music Theory 2
2 MUS 134 Aural Skills 2
1 MUS 175 Class Guitar
1 MUS 161 Class Piano
2 MUS 201 Intro to Conducting
1 MUS 27x Private Lesson
6 Gen Ed and Electives
16

Fall Sophomore
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble A
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble B1
0 MUS 162 Piano Proficiency Exam
2 MUS 231 Theory 3
1 MUS 233 Aural Skills 3
1 MUS 27x Private Lesson
1 MUS 174 Class Percussion
9 Gen Ed and Electives
16
Spring Sophomore
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble A
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble B
2 MUS 232 Theory 4
1 MUS 234 Aural Skills 4
1 MUS 27x Private Lesson
1 MUS 172 Class Woodwinds
0 MUS 299 Sophomore Review
7 KSP 202/220W/222 Education Block I
3 Gen Ed and Electives
17

Fall Junior
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 3xx Ensemble A
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble B
1 MUS 171 Class Brass
3 MUS 321 Lit and History of Music 1
1 MUS 37x Private Lesson
3 MUS 411 Instrumental Musicianship
3 HLTH 240 Drug/Alcohol Education
3 Gen Ed and Electives
16
Spring Junior
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 3xx Ensemble A
1 MUS 1xx Ensemble B
1 MUS 173 Class Strings
3 MUS 322 Lit and History of Music 2
3 MUS 341 General Music K-8
1 MUS 37x Private Lesson
3 MUS 412 Instrumental Musicianship
5 KSP 330 Education Block II
18

Fall Senior
0 MUS 100 Recital Class
1 MUS 3xx Ensemble A
1 MUS 37x Private Lesson
0 MUS 496 Senior Recital
6 KSP 440/442 Education Block III
9 Gen Ed and Electives
17
Spring Senior
11 KSP 476 Student Teaching
1 KSP 464 Professional Seminar
12

1Ensemble A is normally Wind Ensemble or Orchestra; Symphonic Band can also fulfill this requirement. Ensemble B can be any instrumental ensemble under faculty supervision.
2Passing scores on theory placement exam is necessary to enroll in MUS 131 and MUS 133. Concurrent enrollment in MUS 131, 133, and 160 is required.
3The Piano Proficiency exam may be passed after preparing materials obtained from the instructor for the course, or through registration in MUS 160, MUS 161, and MUS 162.