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Nikki Malley

Associate Professor & Chair of Music

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Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

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Requirements for the Music major

10 credits as follows:

  • Proficiency:
    • Demonstration of music reading and skills proficiency through successful completion of proficiency exam or a passing grade in MUS 100
    • Piano proficiency: development and completion of a customized piano skills plan as designed in consultation with the Director of Piano Studies
    • Participation in a music ensemble (6 terms, or equivalent participation as approved by the department)
  • Core: 5 credits
    • One 100-level course (101 or above, not including MUS 110, 111, 112, 145, or MUS 182)
    • Music Theory: MUS 145, MUS 245, MUS 246
    • At least 3 Skills Workshops (MUS 170-176) Note: students without previous piano experience must take MUS 176 Piano Skills Workshop
    • Research Methods in Music: MUS 201
  • Advanced: 5credits
    • 3 of the following period seminars
      • MUS 330: Seminar in Renaissance and Baroque Music
      • MUS 331: Seminar in Common Practice Music
      • MUS 332: Seminar in Music of the Modern Era
      • MUS 333: Seminar in Jazz Topics or MUS 334: Seminar in Popular Music
    • 2 electives (at least 1 at the 300 level) at least 1 of which engages with music outside of the Western classical tradition

    Requirements for the Music Performance minor

    5 credits as follows:

    • MUS 145: Music Theory I
    • MUS 245: Music Theory II or MUS 257: Songwriting Workshop (If both courses are taken, the second will count toward the elective requirement
    • At least 2 Skills Workshops: MUS 170-MUS 176
    • Three electives (not including MUS 100, 110, 182, MUSL 100, or MUSL 200) note: two terms of MUSL 300 taken for credit may be used to fulfill one elective
    • Advanced performance as demonstrated by one of the following: Senior Recital, membership in the Cherry Street Combo (minimum 3 terms), or membership in Chamber Singers (minimum 6 terms)

    Requirements for the Theory/Composition minor

    6 credits as follows:

    • MUS 145: Music Theory I
    • MUS 245: Music Theory II
    • MUS 246 Music Theory III
    • At least 2 Skills Workshops: MUS 170-MUS 176
    • MUS 201: Research Methods in Music
    • 2 electives, at least one at the 300-level, from: MUS 125, MUS 201, MUS 257, MUS 303, MUS 331, MUS 332, MUS 306, MUS 340 (1.0 credit), or MUS 345

    Requirements for the Musicology minor

    6 credits as follows:

    • MUS 145: Music Theory I
    • MUS 245: Music Theory II
    • At least 2 Skills Workshops MUS 170-MUS 176
    • MUS 201: Research Methods in Music
    • 3 electives, at least one at the 300-level, from: MUS 131, MUS 270, MUS 330, MUS 331, MUS 332, MUS 333 or MUS 334

    Requirements for the Ethnomusicology minor

    6 credits as follows:

    • MUS 132: Exploring Ethnography
    • MUS 145: Music Theory I
    • At least 2 Skills Workshops MUS 170-MUS 176
    • MUS 201: Research Methods in Music
    • 2 electives from: MUS 130, MUS 210, MUS 237, MUS 254
    • MUS 333, MUS 334, or an Independent Study at the 300 level

    Requirements for the Jazz/Popular Studies minor

    6 credits as follows:

    • MUS 145: Music Theory I
    • At least 2 Skills Workshops: MUS 170-MUS 176
    • MUS 116: History of Rock or MUS 210: Jazz History (If both courses are taken, the second will count toward elective requirement.)
    • 4 Electives from: MUS 131, MUS 201, AFST 226, MUS 254, MUS 257, MUS 270, MUS 333, or MUS 334

    Requirements for certification in Music Education
    Students who want to teach music in elementary or secondary schools may prepare for teaching certification. This demanding curriculum requires completing a major in music, a major in educational studies, and several courses specifically designed for music education. Students who complete these requirements and who pass the State of Illinois certification tests are qualified for recommendation for certification.

    Students interested in music education should contact both Professor Lane (Music) and the chair of the Educational Studies Department as early as possible. In order to complete the program in four years at Knox, students must begin in their first year. Specific requirements to prepare for certification in music education are as follows:

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  • Proficiency:
    • Demonstration of music reading and skills proficiency through successful completion of proficiency exam or a passing grade in MUS 100
    • Piano proficiency: development and completion of a customized piano skills plan as designed in consultation with the Director of Piano Studies
    • Participation in a music ensemble (2 half credits, 6 terms, or equivalent participation)
  • Core: 5 credits
    • One 100-level course (100 or above, not including MUS 110, 111, 112, 145, or MUS 182)
    • Music Theory: MUS 145, MUS 245, MUS 246
    • At least 3 Skills Workshops (MUS 170-MUS 176) Note: students without previous piano experience must take MUS 176 Piano Skills Workshop
    • Research Methods in Music: MUS 201
  • Advanced: 5 credits
    • 3 of the following period seminars
      • MUS 330: Seminar in Renaissance and Baroque Music
      • MUS 331: Seminar in Common Practice Music
      • MUS 332: Seminar in Music of the Modern Era
      • MUS 333: Seminar in Jazz Topics or MUS 334: Seminar in Popular Music
    • 2 electives (at least 1 at the 300 level) at least 1 of which engages with music outside of the Western classical tradition
  • Additional requirements in Music required for certification:
    • MUS 307 Instrumental Techniques I
    • MUS 309 Secondary Choral Methods
    • MUS 311 Fundamentals of Conducting
    • either MUS 308 Instrumental Techniques II, or MUS 310 Vocal Pedagogy
    • proficiency in an additional instrument
  • Educational Studies: a major in K-12 Special Content Areas (course descriptions available in the Educational Studies portion of the Catalog):
    • Introductory course: EDUC 201
    • Foundation courses: EDUC 202 or EDUC 203, EDUC 204, EDUC 205, EDUC 208(.5), EDUC 301, EDUC 310D
    • Methods course: EDUC 312D
    • Student Teaching: EDUC 340 (3 credits)

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