The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790
Jeremy Craycraft, D.M.A.
Tower Hall, Room 4604
Fast Facts: Music Major and Minor
BA in Music Performance: 49 credits
BA in Music Education: 68 credits (plus student teaching and additional education major requirements)
Minor: 21 credits
Our program graduates have become professional performers, music teachers, music studio owners and teachers, and music organization managers. Other alumni have continued their education in various graduate school programs across the country.
More information regarding the music program.
Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a major or minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
Surveys the knowledge and "tools" that one must be aware of as a musician in current times. Students are introduced to and explore the sounds and language used by musicians to discuss, analyze, interpret, create and perform music (conceptual and practical). Students will develop their musicianship through the practice of skills on their primary instrument, their voice/bodies, the piano, composition, and improvisation. Students will be asked to be civic minded in their pursuit of musical knowledge--how can and should musicians be relevant in modern society.
Basic musicianship course, including study of materials and language of music: pitch, rhythm, meter, intervals, chords, part-writing, analysis of masterworks. Approach is from both conceptual and performance standpoint: hearing, writing, playing, singing.
Study of art, folk, and popular music of both Eastern and Western cultures and relationship of the music to the history, geography and society of the region. No prerequisites or musical experience necessary.
"Through music professors that set you up for great success and always push you higher, I have been not only transformed as a musician, but as a person. The pieces I have learned have helped me grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally, educationally and personally."
– Kalina Groothuis, ’17
"I'm a social work major, but music has been a fundamental part of my college experience. I've been in choir for all four years here at CSS; it has allowed me to let go of hardships in my life and give others the ability to experience something larger than themselves."
– Corey Bardon, '17