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Music Education B. Mus

School of Music
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 127 to 129
  • Required credits within the major: 99 to 111
  • Degree: Bachelor of Music
The degree in music education is offered with two concentrations: instrumental/general music K-12 and choral/general. The instrumental/general concentration requires that a student be admitted via audition on an orchestral or band instrument; the choral/general concentration requires that a student be admitted in voice, piano, or organ. Completion of the degree in music education culminates in eligibility for state licensure in the concentration area.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Admission to a music program is contingent upon passing an audition. Auditions are highly competitive with students normally having studied for a number of years: a minimum of three to four years in voice, guitar, or on an orchestral or band instrument, eight to twelve years on piano. Auditions are held throughout the academic year. Incoming freshmen normally take the audition during the winter of their senior year of high school; transfer students one semester prior to the term in which they plan to enroll. Students applying for the program in music education are also required to pass an interview with the music education faculty.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
CLA degrees require students to complete 48 credits of upper division coursework taken at the 3xxx, 4xxx, or 5xxx level. This program requires 8 upper division credits outside the major. See your advisor for a list of courses that can or cannot be used to meet this requirement. Students may earn no more than one undergraduate degree from the School of Music: a BA or a B.Mus or a minor. Students may earn more than one major within the B.Mus degree, but may not earn more than one emphasis within the BA degree. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First Year Experience course sequence.
Music Theory and Ear Training
MUS 1501 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1502 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music II (2.0 cr)
MUS 1511 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing I (1.0 cr)
MUS 1512 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing II (1.0 cr)
MUS 3501 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music III (2.0 cr)
MUS 3511 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing III (1.0 cr)
MUS 4504 - Intensive Theory and Analysis of 20th-Century Music (2.0 cr)
MUS 4514 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing for 20th-Century Music (1.0 cr)
Creativity and Improvisation
MUED 5101 - Improvisation and Creativity in the Music Classroom (2.0 cr)
Musicology/Ethnomusicology
MUS 1801W - Music, Society, and Cultures [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
MUS 3601W - History of Western Music I [WI] (3.0 cr)
MUS 3602W - History of Western Music II [WI] (3.0 cr)
MUS 3603W - History of Western Music III [WI] (3.0 cr)
Keyboard
For non-keyboard majors, MUS 1155 may be substituted for MUS 1151-1152. Keyboard majors must consult departmental advisor for appropriate course series.
MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I (2.0 cr)
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II (2.0 cr)
or MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I (2.0 cr)
Professional Education
Take 8 courses for at least 11 credits.
Take 8 or more course(s) totaling 11 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CI 4602 - English Learners and Academic Language (1.0 cr)
· CI 5163 - Child and Adolescent Development for Teaching and Learning I (1.0 cr)
· CI 5164 - Child and Adolescent Development for Teaching and Learning II (2.0 cr)
· CI 5452 - Reading in the Content Areas for Initial Licensure Candidates (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EDHD 4xxx
· EPSY 4001 - Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (1.0 cr)
· OLPD 5005 - School and Society (2.0 cr)
· OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 3005 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Teacher Education (1.0 cr)
Senior Recital
The senior recital is offered for zero credit and most typically taken in the fall of the fourth year.
MUS 951 - Senior Recital (0.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· MUS 3601W - History of Western Music I [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3602W - History of Western Music II [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MUS 3603W - History of Western Music III [WI] (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Instrumental/General Music Education
Students successfully completing the program will meet licensure requirements to teach band, orchestra, and general classroom music in grades K-12 in Minnesota.
Major Courses
Note: majors must take MUED 5350 & 5550 for a combined minimum of 10 credits.
MUED 1201 - Introduction to Music Education (2.0 cr)
MUED 5301 - General Music I (3.0 cr)
MUED 5302 - General Music II (3.0 cr)
MUED 4502 - String Techniques and Teaching (2.0 cr)
MUED 4503 - Woodwind Techniques and Teaching (2.0 cr)
MUED 4504 - Brass Techniques and Teaching (2.0 cr)
MUED 4505 - Percussion Techniques and Teaching (2.0 cr)
MUED 5516 - Instrumental Methods and Materials I (3.0 cr)
MUED 5517 - Instrumental Methods and Materials II (3.0 cr)
MUED 5519 - Advanced Conducting and Repertoire (Instrumental) (2.0 cr)
MUED 5350 - Student Teaching in Classroom Music (4.0-8.0 cr)
MUED 5550 - Student Teaching in Instrumental Music (4.0-8.0 cr)
MUED 5650 - Student Teaching Seminar (2.0 cr)
Applied Music
Students must complete: MUS 1260 or MUSA 1404; two semesters at 2 credits per term of 12xx courses; two semesters at 2 credits per term of 22xx courses; and three semesters at 2 credits per term of 32xx courses.
MUS 1260 - Voice Class (2.0 cr)
or MUSA 1404 - Voice: Music Major Secondary (undergraduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1205 - Violin: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1206 - Viola: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1207 - Cello: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1209 - Flute: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1211 - Oboe: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1212 - Clarinet: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1213 - Saxophone: Music Ed and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1214 - Bassoon: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1215 - French Horn: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1216 - Trumpet: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1217 - Trombone: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1219 - Tuba: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1221 - Percussion: Music Ed and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 1222 - Harp: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 2205 - Violin: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2206 - Viola: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2207 - Cello: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2208 - Bass: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2209 - Flute: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2211 - Oboe: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2212 - Clarinet: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2213 - Saxophone: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2214 - Bassoon: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2215 - French Horn: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2216 - Trumpet: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2217 - Trombone: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2219 - Tuba: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2221 - Percussion: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 2222 - Harp: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 3205 - Violin: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3206 - Viola: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3207 - Cello: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3209 - Flute: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3211 - Oboe: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3212 - Clarinet: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3213 - Saxophone: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3214 - Bassoon: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3215 - French Horn: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3216 - Trumpet: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3217 - Trombone: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3219 - Tuba: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3221 - Percussion: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
· MUSA 3222 - Harp: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
Ensemble Requirement
Band or orchestra (1 credit per semester) is required for a minimum of six semesters, to be selected in consultation with a departmental advisor. An ensemble course (1 credit per semester) is required for a minimum of one semester.
Take exactly 6 credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3410 - University Wind Bands (1.0 cr)
· MUS 3420 - Orchestra (1.0 cr)
Ensemble
MUS 3340 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
or MUS 3350 - Jazz Combo (1.0 cr)
or MUS 3440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
or MUS 5480 - University Brass Choir (1.0 cr)
or MUS 5490 - Percussion Ensemble (1.0 cr)
Conducting
MUS 3401 - Basic Conducting (2.0 cr)
Choral/General Music Education
This program is for students majoring in voice, piano, organ, or classical guitar who want to teach choral and classroom music in the elementary and secondary schools. Students successfully completing the program will meet licensure requirements to teach choral and general classroom music in grades K-12 in Minnesota.
Major Courses
Note: majors must take MUED 5350 & 5450 for a combined minimum of 10 credits.
MUED 1201 - Introduction to Music Education (2.0 cr)
MUED 5301 - General Music I (3.0 cr)
MUED 5302 - General Music II (3.0 cr)
MUED 5415 - Choral/Vocal Methods and Materials I (3.0 cr)
MUED 5416 - Choral/Vocal Methods and Materials II (3.0 cr)
MUED 5419 - Advanced Conducting and Repertoire (Choral) (2.0 cr)
MUED 5350 - Student Teaching in Classroom Music (4.0-8.0 cr)
MUED 5450 - Student Teaching in Vocal Music (4.0-8.0 cr)
MUED 5650 - Student Teaching Seminar (2.0 cr)
Pedagogy and Diction
MUED 4417 - Style, Pedagogy, and Diction in the Choral Music Classroom I (2.0 cr)
MUED 4418 - Style, Pedagogy, and Diction in the Choral Music Classroom II (2.0 cr)
Ensemble Requirements
MUS 3230 or MUS 5240 is required for a minimum of seven semesters (1 credit each semester), selected in consultation with a departmental advisor.
Take 7 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 3230 - Chorus (1.0-2.0 cr)
· MUS 5240 - University Singers (1.0 cr)
Conducting
MUS 3401 - Basic Conducting (2.0 cr)
Instrument Focus
Voice
Students must complete two semesters at two credits per term of MUSA 1204; two semesters at 2 credits per term of MUSA 2204; and three semesters at two credits per term of MUSA 3204. Additionally, students must complete 4 credits of MUSA 1401.
Applied Voice - 1204
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1204 - Voice: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 2204 - Voice: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 3204 - Voice: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
Applied Piano
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1401 - Piano: Music Major Secondary (undergraduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
-OR-
Piano
Students must complete two semesters at two credits per term of MUSA 1201; two semesters at two credits per term of MUSA 2201; and three semesters at two credits per term of MUSA 3201. Additionally, students must complete 4 credits of MUSA 1404.
Applied Piano - 1201
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1201 - Piano: Music Education and BA (2.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 2201 - Piano: Music Ed and BA (2.0 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 3201 - Piano: Music Ed and BA (2.0 cr)
Applied Voice
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 1404 - Voice: Music Major Secondary (undergraduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
 
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MUS 1501 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop basic music vocabulary. Chromatic harmonic, contrapuntal and voice leading principles in common-practice music (Corelli to Brahms). Analyze chromatic progressions/contrapuntal functions in variety of textures and styles. Proficiency in keyboard skills. prereq: dept consent
MUS 1502 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop basic music vocabulary. Chromatic harmonic, contrapuntal/voice leading principles in common-practice music (Corelli to Brahms). Analyze chromatic progressions/contrapuntal functions in variety of textures/styles. Proficiency in keyboard skills. prereq: [1501, 1511 with grade of at least C-] or diagnostic test administered by School of Music
MUS 1511 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to foundations of ear-training/sight-singing. prereq: dept consent
MUS 1512 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop basic music vocabulary. Chromatic harmonic, contrapuntal/voice leading principles in common-practice music (Corelli to Brahms). Analyze chromatic progressions, rhythms, melodies, contrapuntal functions. Proficiency in keyboard skills. prereq: [1501, 1511 with grade of at least C-] or diagnostic exam administered by School of Music], [music major or instr consent]
MUS 3501 - Theory and Analysis of Tonal Music III
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Harmony and voice-leading. Diatonic and basic chromatic chords. Form. Analysis of music from 18th/19th centuries. prereq: [[1501, 1502, 1511, 1512] with grade of at least C-] or diagnostic test administered by School of Music
MUS 3511 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing III
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation. Sight-singing. Clef reading. Emphasizes chromatic harmony. prereq: [[1501, 1511] with grade of at least C-] or diagnostic test administered by School of Music], [music major or instr consent]
MUS 4504 - Intensive Theory and Analysis of 20th-Century Music
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory and analysis of art music in various styles developed in 20th century. prereq: [3501, 3511] or instr consent
MUS 4514 - Ear-Training and Sight-Singing for 20th-Century Music
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Developing aural skills relevant to 20th-century Western art musics. Focuses on pitch relations, rhythmic techniques, form, and to a lesser degree, timbre and texture. prereq: Completion of [3502, 3512] with grade of at least C-
MUED 5101 - Improvisation and Creativity in the Music Classroom
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will address issues of improvisation, composition, and creativity of critical importance to musicians and music educators, with a strong emphasis on music-theoretical and socio-cultural modes of understanding the meanings and functions of music. Students will gain experience with the creative practices characteristic of a variety of Western and non-Western forms, including those of jazz and Minnesota American Indian music. The workshop format of the class will challenge students to improvise and compose works, present and perform them to their peers, provide and receive constructive feedback, engage and respond to this feedback with reference to clearly articulated statements of artistic intent, and revise the works accordingly. Students will apply insights derived in this manner in final research projects focused on the development of lesson and unit plans. prereq: At least C- in MUS 4504
MUS 1801W - Music, Society, and Cultures (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study rural, urban, tribal musics throughout world with interdisciplinary methods of humanities/social sciences. World-wide distribution of musical creativity with audio/video documentation. prereq: Registration for this course is open until the first day of class, at which point instructor consent will be required.
MUS 3601W - History of Western Music I (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of European art-music tradition, its social contexts from antiquity to 1700: composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: dept consent
MUS 3602W - History of Western Music II (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of European art-music tradition, its social contexts, from 1700 to 1850. Composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: 1502, 3601, music major, instr consent
MUS 3603W - History of Western Music III (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of European/American art, popular music traditions, from 1850 to present. Composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: [[3501 3511, 3602] with a grade of at least C-, music major] or instr consent
MUS 1151 - Piano: Class Lessons I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Functional skills such as reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, and repertoire. prereq: Music major, instr consent
MUS 1152 - Piano: Class Lessons II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Functional skills such as reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, and playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, and repertoire. prereq: instr consent
MUS 1155 - Keyboard Skills I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading, transposing, harmonizing, improvising, playing by ear. Keyboard theory, technique, music learning skills. prereq: Keyboard major or music major with extensive keyboard background or instr consent
CI 4602 - English Learners and Academic Language
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course prepares teacher candidates to work effectively with English Learners (ELs) and other linguistically diverse students in their subject areas of music and agricultural education and to develop their students' academic language proficiency as needed for school success. prereq: Music ed student OR Ag Ed student OR instr consent(If there are questions, contact Naim Madyun)
CI 5163 - Child and Adolescent Development for Teaching and Learning I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Attending to constant transitions/development in which children and adolescents negotiate their road to adulthood. How to foster learning/positive development. prereq: Enrolled in teacher initial licensure program
CI 5164 - Child and Adolescent Development for Teaching and Learning II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Transitions/development in which children/adolescents negotiate road to adulthood. How to foster learning/positive development. prereq: Enrolled in teacher initial licensure program
CI 5452 - Reading in the Content Areas for Initial Licensure Candidates
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in licensure area methods course(s), enrolled in Initial Licensure Program, Internet access, basic understanding of [computer use, Web browsers, email, word processing software]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Web-based course. Fostering students' reading related to learning from text. prereq: Concurrent enrollment in licensure area methods course(s), enrolled in Initial Licensure Program, Internet access, basic understanding of [computer use, Web browsers, email, word processing software]
EPSY 4001 - Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical perspectives, definitions/professional language, characteristics, needs, service delivery systems for each area of exceptionality. prereq: Must be enrolled in either the initial teaching licensure program for music education or agricultural education students. All other initial teaching licensure candidates should enroll in 5015 and 5016.
OLPD 5005 - School and Society
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Readings in history, philosophy, social sciences, and law revealing diverse educational values in a pluralistic society. Multiple expectations of schools. Civil liberties, rights, community. Varying cultural backgrounds of students, family circumstances, exceptional needs. prereq: Jr or sr or MEd/initial licensure student or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent
OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues of prejudice/discrimination in terms of history, power, social perception. Knowledge/skills acquisition in cooperative learning, multicultural education, group dynamics, social influence, leadership, judgment/decision making, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, teaching in diverse educational settings. prereq: MEd/init lic or CLA music ed or preteaching or instr consent
PUBH 3005 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Teacher Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01062 - PubH 3003/PubH 3004/PubH 3005/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific/socio-cultural aspects of alcohol/drug problems. Emphasizes role of education in health conservation and drug abuse prevention. prereq: Undergrad in Agricultural Educ or Career/Technical Educ or DirecTrack to Teaching or Early Childhood Educ or Elementary Educ Foundations or Music Educ or Special Educ
MUS 951 - Senior Recital
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Preparation for senior recital. Student will be supervised by major applied instructor. prereq: Music major, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in applied music, instr consent, dept consent
MUS 3601W - History of Western Music I (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of European art-music tradition, its social contexts from antiquity to 1700: composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: dept consent
MUS 3602W - History of Western Music II (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of European art-music tradition, its social contexts, from 1700 to 1850. Composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: 1502, 3601, music major, instr consent
MUS 3603W - History of Western Music III (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of European/American art, popular music traditions, from 1850 to present. Composers, styles, structures, social institutions. prereq: [[3501 3511, 3602] with a grade of at least C-, music major] or instr consent
MUED 1201 - Introduction to Music Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Framework to work effectively in diverse settings. Field experiences, readings, presentations, instructional technologies. Historical, psychological, and philosophical foundations. prereq: Music education major
MUED 5301 - General Music I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Materials, strategies and the field experience for planning and implement instruction for global arts understanding among early childhood and lower elementary school children. Experiential learning, for integrating international music and culture perspectives while planning and implementing sequential elementary music instruction. prereq: MUED 1201, MUS 4504, MUS 4514, [music education major or instr consent], successful completion of soph proficiency exam
MUED 5302 - General Music II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Materials, strategies and an extensive field experience with expert general music teachers for planning and implementing sequential upper elementary, middle and high school music instruction for global arts understanding. Includes interdisciplinary connections, performance, and applications of academic technologies. prereq: MUED 5301, MUED 1201, MUS 4504, and MUS 4514 with a grade of at least C-
MUED 4502 - String Techniques and Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Playing experience on orchestral string instruments. Historical/acoustical background. Scoring for strings. Principles of improvisation. Basic concepts of teaching. Methods/materials. Techniques of individual/class instruction.
MUED 4503 - Woodwind Techniques and Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Playing experience on instruments of the woodwind family. Historical/acoustical background. Scoring for brasses. Principles of improvisation. Basic concepts of teaching. Methods/materials. Techniques of individual/class instruction.
MUED 4504 - Brass Techniques and Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Playing experience on instruments of the brass family. Historical/acoustical background. Scoring for brasses. Principles of improvisation. Basic concepts of teaching. Methods/materials. Techniques of individual/class instruction.
MUED 4505 - Percussion Techniques and Teaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Playing experience on percussion instruments. Historical/acoustical background. Scoring for percussion. Principles of improvisation. Basic concepts of teaching. Methods/materials. Techniques of individual/class instruction.
MUED 5516 - Instrumental Methods and Materials I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Instrumental methods and materials as part of licensure to work in K-12 settings per legislated standards. Sight-singing, classroom management, adolescent development, instrumental conducting skills, repertoire, and rehearsal techniques. 25 hours of practicum at the middle school level. Applications of technology. First of two required semesters. prereq: MUED 1201, MUS 4504, and MUS 4514 with a grade of C- or better, music education major, successful completion of Music Education sophomore proficiency exam
MUED 5517 - Instrumental Methods and Materials II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Instrumental methods and materials as part of licensure to work in K-12 settings per legislated standards. Sight-singing, classroom management, adolescent development, instrumental conducting skills, repertoire, and rehearsal techniques. 25 hours of practicum at the middle school level. Applications of technology. Second of two required semesters. prereq: MUED 5517, MUED 1201, MUS 4504, and MUS 4514 with a grade of C- or better, music educ major, completion of the Music Education sophomore proficiency exam
MUED 5519 - Advanced Conducting and Repertoire (Instrumental)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conducting/baton technique, non-verbal communication skills, rehearsal techniques, score study habits. Aural/diagnostic skills necessary to effectively rehearse an instrumental ensemble. Selection of quality, age-appropriate repertoire. prereq: 3517, MUS 3502, MUS 3512, music education major, dept consent
MUED 5350 - Student Teaching in Classroom Music
Credits: 4.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01320
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised teaching and observing of classroom and general music in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools. Weekly seminar emphasizing classroom management, curriculum development, and administration of music programs.
MUED 5550 - Student Teaching in Instrumental Music
Credits: 4.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised teaching and observing of instrumental music in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools. Weekly seminar emphasizing classroom management, curriculum development, and administration of music programs.
MUED 5650 - Student Teaching Seminar
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Reflective practice during student teaching. Developing materials for professional employment (e.g., resume, portfolio). prereq: At least C- in all required [music, music education, professional education] courses
MUS 1260 - Voice Class
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The fundamentals of speech and singing including information about the vocal instrument, the vocal process, vocal technique, and how to learn and perform three simple songs. prereq: Basic musicianship for learning and performing simple songs. In this context, basic musicianship means: 1. Ability to match pitch 2. Ability to repeat and read simple a simple rhythm. 3. Ability to learn a song independently from sheet music.
MUSA 1404 - Voice: Music Major Secondary (undergraduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUSA 1205 - Violin: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1206 - Viola: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1207 - Cello: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1209 - Flute: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1211 - Oboe: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1212 - Clarinet: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1213 - Saxophone: Music Ed and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1214 - Bassoon: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1215 - French Horn: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1216 - Trumpet: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1217 - Trombone: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1219 - Tuba: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1221 - Percussion: Music Ed and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 1222 - Harp: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 2205 - Violin: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2206 - Viola: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2207 - Cello: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2208 - Bass: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2209 - Flute: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2211 - Oboe: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2212 - Clarinet: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2213 - Saxophone: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2214 - Bassoon: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2215 - French Horn: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2216 - Trumpet: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2217 - Trombone: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2219 - Tuba: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2221 - Percussion: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 2222 - Harp: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 3205 - Violin: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3206 - Viola: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3207 - Cello: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3209 - Flute: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3211 - Oboe: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3212 - Clarinet: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3213 - Saxophone: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3214 - Bassoon: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3215 - French Horn: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3216 - Trumpet: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3217 - Trombone: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3219 - Tuba: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3221 - Percussion: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 3222 - Harp: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUS 3410 - University Wind Bands
Credits: 1.0 [max 14.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Wind ensemble and symphony bands perform standard and contemporary literature; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 3420 - Orchestra
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Symphony orchestra performs standard repertory and major works with chorus; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 3340 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A 20-member performing organization covering significant jazz compositions and arrangements written specifically for this medium. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 3350 - Jazz Combo
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A performance laboratory class with emphasis on improvisation and learning the jazz vocabulary. A minimum of two public performances is required each semester. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 3440 - Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance of chamber music; duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and other ensemble combinations for instruments and voices. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5480 - University Brass Choir
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The University Brass Choir is an ensemble of 16 brass and percussion players exploring unique literature that spans 400 years. From the rich antiphonal music of Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612) to the works of the 20th century. The Brass Choir performs in Twin Cities churches and concert halls. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5490 - Percussion Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice and performance of standard and contemporary compositions for percussion instruments in various combinations. prereq: instr consent
MUS 3401 - Basic Conducting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Beginning course in basic conducting techniques and role of the conductor. prereq: 1502, music major
MUED 1201 - Introduction to Music Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Framework to work effectively in diverse settings. Field experiences, readings, presentations, instructional technologies. Historical, psychological, and philosophical foundations. prereq: Music education major
MUED 5301 - General Music I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Materials, strategies and the field experience for planning and implement instruction for global arts understanding among early childhood and lower elementary school children. Experiential learning, for integrating international music and culture perspectives while planning and implementing sequential elementary music instruction. prereq: MUED 1201, MUS 4504, MUS 4514, [music education major or instr consent], successful completion of soph proficiency exam
MUED 5302 - General Music II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Materials, strategies and an extensive field experience with expert general music teachers for planning and implementing sequential upper elementary, middle and high school music instruction for global arts understanding. Includes interdisciplinary connections, performance, and applications of academic technologies. prereq: MUED 5301, MUED 1201, MUS 4504, and MUS 4514 with a grade of at least C-
MUED 5415 - Choral/Vocal Methods and Materials I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Choral/vocal methods and materials as part of licensure to work in K-12 settings per legislated standards. Sight-singing, classroom management, warm-ups, adolescent voice, choral conducting skills, repertoire, and rehearsal techniques. 25 hours of practicum at the middle school level. Applications of technology. First of two required semesters. prereq: MUED 1201, MUS 4504, MUS 4514, [music education major or instr consent], successful completion of soph proficiency exam
MUED 5416 - Choral/Vocal Methods and Materials II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Choral/vocal methods and materials as part of licensure to work in K-12 settings per legislated standards. Choral conducting skills, rehearsal techniques, and interpretation of choral compositions. Methods, materials, and curriculum for high school choral ensembles. 20 hours of practicum at the high school level. Second of two required semesters. prereq: MUED 5415, MUED 1201, MUS 4504, and MUS 4514 with grade of at least C-, [music education major or instr consent], completion of the Music Education sophomore proficiency exam
MUED 5419 - Advanced Conducting and Repertoire (Choral)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conducting/baton technique, nonverbal communication skills, rehearsal techniques, score study habits. Aural/diagnostic skills to rehearse a choral ensemble. Selection of age-appropriate repertoire. prereq: 3416, MUS 3401, MUS 3502, MUS 3512, music education major [choral]
MUED 5350 - Student Teaching in Classroom Music
Credits: 4.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01320
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised teaching and observing of classroom and general music in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools. Weekly seminar emphasizing classroom management, curriculum development, and administration of music programs.
MUED 5450 - Student Teaching in Vocal Music
Credits: 4.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised teaching and observing of vocal music in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools. Weekly seminar emphasizing classroom management, curriculum development, and administration of music programs.
MUED 5650 - Student Teaching Seminar
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Reflective practice during student teaching. Developing materials for professional employment (e.g., resume, portfolio). prereq: At least C- in all required [music, music education, professional education] courses
MUED 4417 - Style, Pedagogy, and Diction in the Choral Music Classroom I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Vocal styles. Lyric diction, vocal pedagogy. Performance in vocal jazz, musical theater, and classical styles. How to apply style concepts in school setting. SMARTMUSIC software. prereq: two semesters of applied voice at college level
MUED 4418 - Style, Pedagogy, and Diction in the Choral Music Classroom II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Vocal styles. Lyric diction, vocal pedagogy. Performance in vocal jazz, musical theater, and classical styles. How to apply style concepts in school setting. SMARTMUSIC software. prereq: two semesters of applied lessons at college level
MUS 3230 - Chorus
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Includes the University Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, Concert Choir, and Choral Union. Choirs participate in a variety of programs exploring both Western and non-Western repertoire from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Concerts include touring, and collaborative campus and community performances. prereq: Choral and/or instrumental music background, audition, instr consent
MUS 5240 - University Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mixed chorus with members of former chamber singers and concert choir. Programs exploring Western/non-Western repertoire from Middle Ages through 20th century. Concerts include touring and collaborative campus/community performances. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 3401 - Basic Conducting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Beginning course in basic conducting techniques and role of the conductor. prereq: 1502, music major
MUSA 1204 - Voice: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 2204 - Voice: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: dept consent
MUSA 3204 - Voice: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 1401 - Piano: Music Major Secondary (undergraduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: Music major, dept consent
MUSA 1201 - Piano: Music Education and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 2201 - Piano: Music Ed and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: [Music education or BA applied] major, dept consent
MUSA 3201 - Piano: Music Ed and BA
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction.
MUSA 1404 - Voice: Music Major Secondary (undergraduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent