Music for Education: Marching Arts, Minor
To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.
The Minor in Music for Education: Marching Arts minor is designed to support students interested in the marching arts (marching band, winter guard, indoor drumline, etc.) and to provide a competitive edge in the form of a credential for those interested in working with ensembles professionally or as volunteers. The flexible minor allows the student to tailor their interest towards developing skills in drill writing, movement fundamentals, marching band pedagogy, winter guard, color guard, and teaching woodwinds, brass, and/or percussion.
The minor also allows students majoring in education (elementary, middle-level, secondary, etc.) an opportunity to stack credentials, providing a competitive edge for supplemental teaching opportunities in their local districts.
Minor GPA: 2.00 or higher
- Students must complete at least 9 credit hours of MUSI in their minor from SRU.
- Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their minor from SRU.
- A minimum of 6 credit hours must be upper division (courses numbered 300 and above).
- A minor shall be no fewer than 18 credits.
- Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all coursework.
|Required Foundations of Music Coursework|
|MUSI 151||Music Theory and Analysis I||2|
|MUSI 154||Musicianship Skills I||1|
|MUSI 203||Musician's Health||1|
|MUSI 204||Art and Science of Performing||1|
|MUSI 253||Music Theory and Analysis II||2|
|MUSI 256||Musicianship Skills II||1|
|Required Foundations of Music Education Coursework|
|MUSI 111||Introduction to Music Education||2|
|MUSI 288||Music Education for Diverse Learners||3|
|MUSI 300||Marching Band Techniques||2|
|Select 2 credits from the following:||2|
|Class Piano I|
|Class Piano II|
|Class Voice I|
|Functional Guitar for Music Therapy I|
|Functional Guitar for Music Therapy II|
|Class Piano III|
|Class Piano IV|
|Select 4 credits total, 1 at each level (1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX)||4|
|Music Education Electives|
|Select 4 credits - at least 2 credits must be at the 300/400 level||4|
|Low Brass Methods|
|Fundamentals of Conducting|
|Clarinet and Saxophone Methods|
|Fundamentals of Conducting Lab|
|Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques|
|Flute, Oboe, & Bassoon Methods|
|High Brass Methods|
Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.
Important Curriculum Guide Notes
This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.
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MINOR IN MUSIC FOR EDUCATION: MARCHING ARTS (56C)