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    Northern State University
  Feb 20, 2018
NSU Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education (BME) Plan I, Instrumental

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The instrumental emphasis prepares students to teach K-12 instrumental music and to supervise school music programs. Students in this major are encouraged to elect any vocal class or vocal methods courses to strengthen their musicianship.


  • Major area 8 credits
  • Secondary areas 6 credits
    • Piano 2 credits
    • Class or Private Voice 2 credits
    • Other instruments (Brass, woodwind, percussion and string methods and materials in secondary schools) 2 credits

Ensemble (4 credits)

Senior recital

Solo class/recital/concert attendance

Piano proficiency

Music electives (2 credits)

  • Electives include any course with MUS prefix other than required courses

Total: 60 credits

For optimum academic preparation, students are encouraged to enroll in Plan I elective courses:

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