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  Oct 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Minor


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Program Coordinator/Contact
David Reynolds, Director
School of Performing Arts
Lincoln Music Hall 205
605-688-5187
E-mail: paul.reynolds@sdstate.edu
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Program Information
The Music minor is for students wishing to undertake an in-depth study of music without majoring in it. The program requires eighteen hours of specialized coursework plus major ensemble participation.

Student Learning Outcomes
Students with a minor in Music will demonstrate:

  • a common body of knowledge required for musical self-expression,
  • a basic knowledge of music history,
  • a basic understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music, and the ability to employ this understanding to aural, verbal, and visual analyses,
  • the ability to read music at sight and take aural dictation,
  • skills sufficient for solo performance, 
  • skills sufficient for musical collaboration in group performance.

Academic Requirements
MUS 185 required for each semester enrolled for applied lessons. In addition, minors must participate in Major Ensembles each semester in which they are enrolled in Applied Music lessons. Participation in small ensembles is strongly encouraged.

Course Delivery Format
The program offers coursework in classroom, studio, and performance settings. The program allows for internship experiences and independent studies.

Requirements for Music Minor: 18 Credits


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