Jul 17, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Instrumental 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. A minimum grade of C in all major courses is required.

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-Instrumental 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 (with 4 voice labs) (admission by audition only) (14 credit hours)
  • 7 semesters choral or instrumental ensemble (7 credit hours)
  • MUP-Applied Secondary (4 credit hours)
  • MUP-Chamber Ensemble (1 credit hour)

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