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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, Instrumental Track, B.M.


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The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education is designed primarily for those preparing to teach vocal or instrumental music in public schools. In addition to the School of Music requirements outlined below, students seeking a degree in music education must meet all the criteria for admission to the teacher education program and complete the professional education sequence for teaching licensure.

Teaching Licensure Requirements

Students who want to pursue the music education program must earn acceptance into the teaching licensure program offered by the College of Education.

Professional Education Sequence


Instrumental Track


(Applied study in winds, strings, percussion, piano) 1

1 Students whose major instrument is piano must pass an interview with music education faculty, an audition on a band or orchestra instrument, and participate in instrumental ensembles each semester except for two during which they must elect MUAP 357. Piano Accmp & Ens . Performance in these ensembles will be on the secondary instrument with one semester on piano permitted as ensemble needs dictate.

Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • General Education  courses 38-41 Credit Hours 2
  • Core music program courses 30 Credit Hours
  • Major concentration courses and electives 42-43 Credit Hours
  • Professional education sequence 20 Credit Hours
Footnote

2 PSYC 160  may double count as a Cluster Five  course in General Education 

Total: 130-134 Credit Hours

Major Requirements


Additional Information

Performance in these ensembles will be on the secondary instrument with one semester on piano permitted as ensemble needs dictate.

Instrumental Techniques classes

One credit required in major instrument area. Two credits are required in other three instrumental areas. In the case of piano students, two credits are required in each instrument area for a total of eight credits.

Footnote

2 Wind and percussion majors are required to participate in marching band for a minimum of two years, but participation every year is recommended.
3 Students whose major instrument is piano must pass an interview with music education faculty, an audition on a band or orchestra instrument, and participate in instrumental ensembles each semester except for two during which they must elect MUAP 357. Piano Accmp & Ens .

Total: 42-43 Credit Hours

Endorsement in Both Vocal and Instrumental Music


Students desiring licensure in both instrumental and vocal music should consult the coordinator of music education to plan their programs.

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