Nov 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Instrumental Education, B.M.

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 Human Development , 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, guitar, 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.

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must meet all general graduation requirements as listed in the Academic Policies and Information   section in this bulletin. A minimum of 133 semester hours is required for completion.

Admission to a degree program or minor in music is based on an audition in the primary performance area. 

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 Policies and Information  section of this Bulletin, applies to all students pursuing the B.M. in Music-Instrumental Education with the following exceptions. Students must also complete sufficient general electives to reach 133 or more total semester hours.

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

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)