With experiences that encompass major choral/orchestral works, to European performance trips, appearances at professional conventions, opera workshops and jazz performance, a degree in music from St. Norbert College provides you with lots of opportunities.

Music Major Requirements

Required Music Performance Courses 

  • MUSI 167 Comprehensive Musicianship 1 
  • MUSI 168 Comprehensive Musicianship 2 
  • MUSI 267 Comprehensive Musicianship 3 
  • MUSI 268 Comprehensive Musicianship 4 
  • MUSI 367 Comprehensive Musicianship 5 
  • MUSI 368 Comprehensive Musicianship 6 
  • MUSI 381 Introduction to Conducting 
  • MUSI 382 Advanced Choral Conducting or MUSI 383 Advanced Instrumental Conducting 
  • MUSI 384 Orchestration 
  • Eight principal ensemble courses (one credit each/total of eight), 8 semesters of applied music or seven semesters + MUSI 420, merit recital (two credits each/total of 16)

 

Special Requirements

Piano majors: MUSI 321 Piano Pedagogy 1 or MUSI 329 Piano Literature (two credits) One ensemble course must be 019


Instrumental Major

(one of the following)

  • MUSI 362 Woodwind Methods
  • MUSI 363 String Methods 
  • MUSI 365 Brass Methods 
  • MUSI 366 Percussion Methods


Vocal Major

  • MUSI 246 Vocal Direction 
  • MUSI 345 Vocal Literature 
  • MUSI 349 Vocal Pedagogy
  • Two semesters of MUSI 016 Opera Workshop 
  • FREN or GERM 101 and 102


Music Education Major

  • MUSI 150 Survey of World Musics 
  • MUSI 167 Comprehensive Musicianship 1 
  • MUSI 168 Comprehensive Musicianship 2 
  • MUSI 267 Comprehensive Musicianship 3 
  • MUSI 268 Comprehensive Musicianship 4 
  • MUSI 367 Comprehensive Musicianship 5 
  • MUSI 368 Comprehensive Musicianship 6 
  • MUSI 381 Introduction to Conducting 
  • Six principal ensemble courses (1 credit each) 
  • Six semesters of applied music (two credits each) 
  • EDUC 120 Psychology for Teaching 
  • EDUC 125 Foundations of U.S. Education 
  • EDUC 250 Pre-student Teaching Experience 
  • EDUC 281 Teaching Children With Disabilities 
  • SSCI 220 Lifespan and Human Development 
  • GENS 408 Social Inequalities

(two of the following)

  • EDUC 469 Student Teaching: General Music 
  • EDUC 470 Student Teaching: Choral Music 
  • EDUC 475 Student Teaching: Instrumental Music 1

(eight credits for each area of certification)


Additional requirements for certification


Choral majors

  • MUSI 246 Vocal Diction 
  • MUSI 349 Vocal Pedagogy 
  • MUSI 382 Advanced Choral Conducting 
  • EDUC 315 Choral Music Methods for Junior and Senior High School
  • EDUC 317 General Music: In The Elementary School 
  • EDUC 318 General Music: In The Secondary School


Instrumental majors

  • MUSI 051 Voice, MUSI 102 Group Voice or principal choral ensemble courses 
  • MUSI 362 Woodwind Methods 
  • MUSI 363 String Methods 
  • MUSI 365 Brass Methods 
  • MUSI 366 Percussion Methods 
  • MUSI 383 Advanced Instrumental Conducting 
  • EDUC 316 Instrumental Music in the Schools 
  • EDUC 317 General Music in the Elementary School 
  • EDUC 318 General Music in the Secondary School


Music Liberal Arts Music Major

  • HUMA 100 Introduction to the Humanities through the Fine Arts 
  • MUSI 167 Comprehensive Musicianship 1 
  • MUSI 168 Comprehensive Musicianship 2 
  • MUSI 267 Comprehensive Musicianship 3 
  • MUSI 268 Comprehensive Musicianship 4 
  • MUSI 367 Comprehensive Musicianship 5 
  • MUSI 368 Comprehensive Musicianship 6 
  • MUSI 381 Introduction to Conducting 
  • Six ensemble courses (one credit each)
  • Four semesters of applied music (two credits each)