Music Student Handbook

About the SMSU Music Program

Music Program Mission Statement

Goals and Learning Outcomes

Admission Policy

Admission Audition Requirements

Grade Requirements for Graduation

Degree Options

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Emphases in:

Music in the Liberal Arts

Instrumental Performance

Vocal Performance

Piano Performance & Pedagogy

Theory/ Composition


Bachelor of Science in Music Education

K-12 Instrumental/ General

K-12 Vocal/ General

Minor in Music

Degree Planning Tools

SMSU Liberal Education Program Requirements

Suggested Course Sequences

Courses Offered Alternating Years

Timeline for Music Majors (B.A.)

Timeline for Music Education Majors (B.S.)

Time Requirements For Student Teaching

SMSU Music Courses

Description of Music Courses

Performing Organizations

Band Ensembles

Choral Ensembles

Orchestra Ensembles

General Policies and Information

Student Retention and Advisement

Class Attendance

Ensemble Participation

Applied Lessons

Student Recitals

Performance Assessment

Public Performance Studies

Piano Competency Requirements

Accompanist Policy and Fees

Junior Proficiency Performance Exam Requirements

Junior and Senior Recital Procedure

Elective/ Non-Credit Recitals

Music Program Facilities and Equipment



Equipment Policy


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