Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Music Education: Vocal Music, Minor

The Minor in Music for Education: Vocal Music minor is designed to support students who enjoy singing and to provide a competitive edge in the form of a credential for those interested in working with vocal music professionally or as volunteers. The flexible minor allows the student to tailor their interest towards developing skills in performance, conducting, and vocal and choral methods. 

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. 

To access Minor Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

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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 151Music Theory and Musicking I2
MUSI 154Musicianship Skills I1
MUSI 203Musician's Health1
MUSI 253Music Theory and Analysis II2
MUSI 256Musicianship Skills II1
Required Foundations of Music Education Coursework8
Introduction to Music Education
Vocal & Choral Methods
Music Education for Diverse Learners
Performance Study
Select 2 credits from the following:2
Class Piano I
Class Piano II
Class Voice I
Voice Methods
Applied Music
Applied Voice
Class Piano III
Class Piano IV
Applied Piano
Applied Voice
Select 4 credits total, 1 at each level (1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX)4
MUSI 115-415
Concert Choir
MUSI 116-416
University Choir
MUSI 117-417
Chamber Singers
MUSI 237, 437
Opera Performance
Music Education Electives
Select 4 credits to reach 25 total credits in minor - at least 2 credits must be at the 300/400 level4
Art and Science of Performing
Fundamentals of Conducting
Fundamentals of Conducting Lab
Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary General Music Methods
Advanced Conducting
Choral Rehearsal Techniques
Total Hours25

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.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Effective: Fall 2022
Revised 03.31.2022
UCC 10.05.2021