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Music Department

Boyd Perkins, Chair 


Spafford Hall 315

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401


Phone: 605-626-2497

Fax: 605-626-2263

E-mail: Laura Haar

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Currently Enrolled Students

​The resources found on this page are for currently enrolled students in the School of Fine Arts Music Department.


Music Major Handbook

Hearing Protection Brochure

Musicians' Health and Safety

Naxos Music Library
Senior Recital Checklist
Vocal Literature



Music Academic Resources


Suggested Course of Study
B.M.E. Plan I
B.M.E. Plan II
B.M.E. Plan III


Bachelor of Music Education

Plan I - Preparation for instrumental directors in grades 5 through 12.

Plan II - Preparation for teaching elementary and secondary vocal music K-12.

Double Major - Preparation for teaching general music, vocal and instrumental music K-12.


Bachelor of Arts

Provides a thorough background in theory, history, literature and performance.


Music Minor (elementary teaching)

Designed for the student working toward a bachelor of science degree in elementary education with a minor in elementary music.


Music Minor

For students with a musical background who want to continue their musical growth. This program is designed to develop a particular musical talent.