Mar 04, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, B.M.


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The major in music education is the joint concern of the School of Music in the College of Fine Arts and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. Admission to the program is granted only after the successful completion of an audition in the student’s performance area. In addition to completing the required courses, the student must present a halfrecital or the equivalent on the major instrument or in voice during or after the sixth semester of study.

Music education majors who wish to receive a teaching certificate must meet the certification requirements of the College of Education, as well as the requirements for the College of Fine Arts. To qualify for student teaching and state teacher certification, a student must be officially admitted into the Teacher Education Program. Certification also requires successful completion of the NTE/Praxis II and a one-year paid internship. Additional information on TEP, NTE/Praxis II, certification and internship is outlined in the College of Education  section of this Bulletin.

UK Core Requirements


See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements.  The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity


II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities


III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences


*PSY 100  is required for certification. It also fulfills the Social Sciences area of the UK Core.

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences


V. Composition and Communication I


VI. Composition and Communication II


VII. Quantitative Foundations


VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning


IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA


X. Global Dynamics


UK Core hours: 31


Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)


Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3


Computer Competency:


Subtotal: Professional Education: 24-25


Music Requirements - General


  • Recital Attendance: (four courses - zero credit - completed satisfactorily) Credit(s): 0
  • Music Theory: MUS 170 , MUS 171 , MUS 172 , MUS 173 , MUS 270 , MUS 271 , MUS 272 , MUS 273 , MUS 371 , MUS 372  Credit(s): 20
  • Music History: MUS 203 , MUS 302 , MUS 303  Credit(s): 9
  • Performance: MUP in major performance area Credit(s): 12
  • Senior Recital (MUP 440 ): the successful completion of one half a solo recital must be completed for graduation. Ensembles (one of which must be a chamber music ensemble) each semester Credit(s): 6
  • Electives Credit(s): 6

Subtotal: General Major Requirements: 53


Music Requirements - Major Performance Areas


Depending on the area of interest, the student must select one of the major performance areas below:

Major Performance Area - Vocal


  1. Diction: MUS 120  (two semesters) Credit(s): 2
  2. All music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination and should schedule, in consultation with their advisor, a suitable course each semester until this requirement is completed. Students with little or no prior piano study should normally expect to complete the piano proficiency examination by the end of four semesters of study. Music Education majors should pass the piano proficiency examination at least two semesters before student teaching. Credit(s): 0-4
  3. Music Education: MUS 262 , MUS 264 , MUS 260 *, MUS 361 *, MUS 362 * Credit(s): 15
  4. Secondary Instruments-choose three of the following: MUC 157 , MUC 158 , MUC 161 , MUC 163  Credit(s): 3

Subtotal: Vocal Performance Area: 20-24


Major Performance Area - Keyboard


  1. All music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination. Keyboard majors work towards this goal as part of their keyboard study. Music education majors should pass the piano proficiency exam at least two semesters before student teaching.
  2. Minor Performance: MUP 102 MUP 202  Credit(s): 3
    A voice proficiency test must be passed prior to student teaching.
  3. Pedagogy and Literature-select one of the following: MUS 522 , MUS 523 , MUS 566  Credit(s): 3
  4. Music Education: MUS 262 , MUS 264 , MUS 260 *, MUS 361 *, MUS 362 * Credit(s): 15
  5. Secondary Instruments-choose three of the following: MUC 157 , MUC 158 , MUC 161 , MUC 163  Credit(s): 3

Subtotal: Keyboard Performance Area: 24


Major Performance Area - Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Percussion


  1. All music majors must pass a piano proficiency examination and should schedule, in consultation with their advisor, a suitable course each semester until this requirement is completed. Students with little or no prior piano study should normally expect to complete the piano proficiency examination by the end of four semesters of study. Music Education majors should pass the piano proficiency examination at least two semesters before student teaching. Credit(s): 0-4
  2. Secondary Instruments
    Brass, Woodwind and String majors: Choose five hours from MUC 158 , MUC 161 , and MUC 163 , plus one hour of MUC 157  Credit(s): 6
    Percussion majors: Take two hours each of MUC 158 , MUC 161 , and MUC 163  Credit(s): 6
  3. Music Education: MUS 263 , MUS 265 , MUS 260 *, MUS 363 *, MUS 365 * Credit(s): 15

Subtotal: Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Percussion Performance Area: 21-25


Total Hours: minimum of 125-131


*These courses require admission to the Teacher Education Program.

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