Arts Minor in Music Education

This academic minor (15 credits) provides basic training in music reading, classroom music materials and techniques, and personal musicianship. This minor degree is especially designed for elementary education and early childhood majors who wish to gain more skill and knowledge in music, and increase their musicianship. Students interested in participating in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Music Minor Program must complete an Arts Minor in Music Education Form. Next, make an appointment with Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong, Music Education Area Head, to prepare an individualized program of study.

Program Requirements

Course (all MUS classes)
Required courses
253 Elementary Music in Action (3 cr)
353 Integrating Music into Elementary Classroom (3 cr)
454 Music in Special Education (3 cr)
Additional Music Courses
6 credits chosen from
270 World of Music, Asian Pacific (3 cr)
280 Basic Theory and Aural Skills (3cr)
281 Theory I (2 cr) & MUS 283: Aural Training I (1 cr)
360 Music in Film (3cr)
370 Music in Modern American (3 cr)
421 Acting V, Music Comedy (3 cr)
457 Asian Pacific (3 cr)
Ensembles *: 311_, 312, 410_, 411_, 412, 412, 414, 416_, 419 (1 credit each).

* a total of 3 credits of ensembles may count towards the Arts Minor in Music Education. Ensembles are repeatable.
Total Credits in Music 15