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  Sep 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Education


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 130

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A “C-” or better is required in all music courses required for the major, including electives taken to meet the music requirements. Any  student who receives a semester grade lower than “C-” for applied lessons is automatically dropped from the program and must re-audition for re-admission.   

Other GPA requirements to graduate: A minimum accumulative GPA of 2.0 (“C”) in the major.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: 12 credits of EHD 494

Contact Information: Beth Wiemann, Chair, Class of 1944 Hall, 581-1244


This is a four-year professional degree for students who intend to make music a career either as a public school teacher or supervisor of music. The degree provides for many professional opportunities and serves also as preparation for graduate study in music. Upon satisfactory completion of the music education course of study, the student is certified to teach music at both the elementary and secondary levels. A half hour recital is required in the junior year. All students elect an instrumental concentration or a vocal concentration, however, a double concentration (instrumental/vocal) is available, to be noted on student’s transcript, for B.M. Education majors. All music education students must pass a piano proficiency examination before graduation.  All students in the music education degree must successfully complete a comprehensive methods proficiency exam before the student teaching capstone experience. 

Bachelor of Music in Music Education Ensemble Requirements
(8 credits required):
 
Instrumental Concentration:

  1. Five credits in any large instrumental ensemble-credit in both the marching and jazz areas is strongly recommended.
  2. Two credits in any vocal or instrumental ensemble-small ensemble credit is strongly recommended.
  3. One credit in a large vocal ensemble.

Vocal Concentration:

  1. Five credits in University Singers, Oratorio Society or Collegiate Chorale.
  2. Two credits in any vocal or instrumental ensemble– small ensemble credit is strongly recommended.
  3. One credit in a large instrumental ensemble or lab band, MUE 403.

Guitar Students:

Follow requirements for either Vocal or Instrumental concentration.

Piano concentration: Vocal Track: Follow requirements for Vocal concentration. Piano concentration: Instrumental Track: Follow requirements for Instrumental concentration. See Music Division Undergraduate Handbook for a list of large and small ensembles.    

The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  page of the catalog.

Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.M. in Music Education


B.M. Degree in Music Education - Piano concentration: Instrumental Track

First Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.M. in Music Education


B.M. Degree in Music Education - Piano concentration: Vocal Track

First Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.M. in Music Education


B.M. Degree in Music Education - Instrumental concentration

First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.M. in Music Education


B.M. Degree in Music Education - Vocal concentration

First Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


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