Bachelor of Arts in Music and Music Education

Music Performance Requirements

Choose either the classical or jazz performance track below. (53-54 credits)

Classical Performance Track:

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

MUS-1051

Keyboard Harmony I

1

__________

MUS-1061

Ear Training I

1

__________

MUS-1231

Music Theory I

3

__________

The above courses should be taken concurrently.

MUS-1052

Keyboard Harmony II

1

__________

MUS-1062

Ear Training II

1

__________

MUS-1232

Music Theory II

3

__________

The above courses should be taken concurrently.

MUS-2053

Keyboard Harmony III

1

__________

MUS-2023

Ear Training III

1

__________

MUS-2313

Music Theory III

3

__________

The above courses should be taken concurrently.

MUS-2054

Keyboard Harmony IV

1

__________

MUS-2024

Ear Training IV

1

__________

MUS-2314

Music Theory IV

3

__________

The above courses should be taken concurrently

MUS-1120/

3240/4030

Applied Music Lessons (12 credits in one primary voice or instrument)*

 

12

 

__________

MUS-2220

Music Ensembles (Must register every semester)**

 

4

 

__________

MUS-3031

History of Western Music I

3

__________

MUS-3032

History of Western Music II

4

__________

MUS-4720

Senior Recital

2

__________

*Music majors are automatically enrolled in an Applied Music Lesson Lab (MUS-1120L) for 0 credits each semester that they register for Applied Music/Voice Lessons until they complete the requirement.

**Music majors must enroll in an ensemble for 0, .5, or 1 credit every semester that they are registered as a music major.

Plus a minimum of 9 additional music credits from the following list of courses:

 

MUS-1120/ 3240/4720

Applied Music Lessons in Guitar for 1 or more credits*

 

1

 

__________

MUS-2040

Foreign Language Diction

2

__________

MUS-2120

String Instrument Teaching Methods

2

__________

MUS-2330

Elementary Voice Class (for non voice primary only)

 

3

 

__________

MUS-3040

Jazz in America

3

__________

MUS-3060

Vocal Pedagogy K-12

2

__________

MUS-3080

Choral Literature

2

__________

MUS-3330

Worlds of Music

3

__________

 

Approved courses in Composition or Orchestration and Arranging

 

 

Total

 

54

 

*Music majors are automatically enrolled in an Applied Music Lesson Lab (MUS-1120L) for 0 credits each semester that they register for an Applied Music/Voice Lesson until they complete the requirement.

Jazz Performance Track:

Required Courses

Credits

Semester

MUS-1051

Keyboard Harmony I

1

__________

MUS-1061

Ear Training I

1

__________

MUS-1231

Music Theory I

3

__________

The above courses should be taken concurrently.

MUS-1052

Keyboard Harmony II

1

__________

MUS-1062

Ear Training II

1

__________

MUS-1232

Music Theory II

3

__________

The above courses should be taken concurrently.

MUS-2211

Jazz/Contemporary Keyboard Harmony III

1

__________

MUS-2023

Ear Training III

1

__________

MUS-2013

Jazz/Contemporary Music Theory III

3

__________

The above courses should be taken concurrently.

MUS-2212

Jazz/Contemporary Keyboard Harmony IV

1

__________

MUS-2024

Ear Training IV

1

__________

MUS-2014

Jazz/Contemporary Music Theory IV

3

__________

The above courses should be taken concurrently.

Plus the following courses:

MUS-1120/

3240/4030

Applied Music Lessons (12 credits in one primary voice or instrument)*

 

12

 

__________

MUS-2220

Music Ensembles (Must register every semester)**

 

4

 

__________

MUS-2310

Jazz Improvisation

3

__________

MUS-3031

Music History I

3

__________

MUS-3032

Music History II

3

__________

MUS-3040

Jazz in America

3

__________

MUS-3140

Jazz Arranging

3

__________

MUS-4720

Senior Recital

2

__________

Total

 

53

 

*Music majors are automatically enrolled in an Applied Music Lesson Lab (MUS-1120L) for 0 credits each semester that they register for Applied Music/Voice Lessons until they complete the requirement.

**Music majors must enroll in an ensemble for 0, .5, or 1 credit every semester that they are registered as a music major.

Music Education Core Requirements (36 credits)

Note: Students must earn a B- or better in all the music education core courses listed below.

Required music education tools courses (11 credits)

MUS-3215

Music Technology for the Classroom

3

__________

MUS-3401

Conducting I

3

__________

MUS-3402

Conducting II

3

__________

MUS-4420

Seminar in Professional Preparation for Music Education

 

2

 

__________

Required instrumental courses (8 credits)

MUS-2361

Instrumental Techniques I

3

__________

MUS-2362

Instrumental Techniques II

3

__________

MUS-3310

Band Methods

2

__________

Required choral courses (8 credits)

MUS-3060

Vocal Pedagogy OR

 

 

MUS-3080

Choral Literature

2

__________

MUS-3270

Choral Methods I

3

__________

MUS-3271

Choral Methods II

3

__________

Required general music education courses (9 credits)

MUS-2250

Introduction to Music Education

3

__________

MUS-3160

Elementary School Music Methods

3

__________

MUS-3120

Secondary School Music Methods

3

__________

Teaching Endorsement in Music Education (PK-12)

Students pursuing teaching endorsement in music education must complete the B.A. in Music & Music Education, additional teacher education and unified arts education endorsement-specific coursework, and in some cases additional content courses. Please refer to the Education Department section of this catalog for specific requirements.

General Education Requirements (36 additional credits)

Music Education majors must take PSY-1010, Intro. to Psychology, to complete Part II., C., of the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) and are exempt from the Fine & Performing Arts requirement. Six credits of Interdisciplinary requirements for Part III of the GECC are built into the Music Education curriculum through the following two courses: MUS-3040, Jazz in America, and MUS-3330, Worlds of Music.

Total

 

161-162

(subject to change)

 

Proficiencies, Juries, and Praxis Exam Schedule

Students must complete 12 credits in one primary voice or instrument. This is the instrument utilized for Juries and the Senior Recital.

First Year

Jury in Spring only

Second Year

Jury in both Fall and Spring

Piano Proficiency at end of Spring semester as part of Keyboard courses.

Praxis Exam should be completed as soon as student has finished the JSC math requirements (recommended Spring of Year 2)

Third Year

Jury in both Fall and Spring

Prior to Student Teaching

All course requirements, recitals, pre-student teaching portfolio, and the Praxis I Exam must be completed. Additionally, music education majors must have a total earned GPA of a 3.00 or higher, or have received certification of academic competence by the Academic Dean.