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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Music, Choral Education, B.M.


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The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree is the professional approach to the music major for the student who wants a strong foundation in music, combined with in-depth training in specific aspects of the art. The department offers concentrations in Choral or Instrumental Music Education and Performance (guitar, percussion, piano, strings, vocal, or winds).

Designed for those who plan to teach in grades P-12, the concentration in Music Education leads to state teaching certification. Students earning this degree concentration must qualify for admission to the Teacher Education Program of the College of Education , and must perform a half recital during the senior year.

Students may adopt either a general/choral emphasis or an instrumental emphasis. Those in the general/choral area must also select either voice or piano as a primary performance area, and must follow it consistently throughout the degree program.

General Education


A minimum grade of C in all General Education courses will be required for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP). The General Education core curriculum, described in the Academic Programs and Policies  section of this Bulletin, applies to all students pursuing the B.M. in Music-Choral Education with the following exceptions:

  • Computer Applications: Take MUS 228  
  • Humanities & Fine Arts: Take MUS 211  and MUS 342  
  • History, Social & Behavioral Sciences: PSYC 201 ; EC 231  or EC 232  
  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics: Biology is required for Music Education majors

Applied Studies


  • 7 semesters private instrumental or vocal study (admission by audition only) (10-14 credit hours)
  • 7 semesters choral or instrumental ensemble (7 credit hours)
  • MUP-Applied Secondary (4 credit hours)
  • Voice labs - Applied primary voice (4 credit hours)
  • Applied primary piano (1 credit hour)
  • MUP-Chamber Ensemble (1 credit hour)

  • MUP 490 - Senior Recital

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