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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, Choral Music Specialization, B.M.

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All students majoring in music education will be reviewed and counseled by the music education committee during each year of full-time enrollment. The purpose of these reviews is to assist the student in developing all the skills necessary to be an effective music educator. One year before student teaching the student’s accomplishments are reviewed by the entire music faculty. In order to receive an endorsement to student teach, the student must receive a satisfactory evaluation in all areas of music study. All music education majors must pass the required piano proficiency examination prior to endorsement for student teaching. Students taking this major must apply for admission into the teacher preparation program with the education department and are required to complete the professional education program requirements offered through the education department.

Total music credits: 990-91. Total professional education credits: 47-52.  This major satisfies the endorsements for music-general and music-choral, K-12. To qualify for student teaching, the following courses must be completed: MUS 323, MUS 329, MUS 341 and MUS 342.

Music Education Core Requirements

Ensemble Cresits: 22

All large ensemble credits must be in a choral ensemble. Only MUS 267-467 (choir) and MUS 268-468 (chamber choir) are designated as large choral ensembles.

Note: All ensemble courses have 200 level and 400 level numbers: the 200 level numbers are for freshmen and sophomores, 400 level numbers by juniors and seniors.

Applied Music Credits: 18

Individual Instruction Credits: (12)

At least 4 credits of MUS 364 are required.

Conducting Credits: (6)

Music Theory Credits: 21

First Year Theory Credits: (9)

Students enrolled in the first-year theory sequence (MUS 144, MUS 145 and MUS 146) must have passed or be currently enrolled in the corresponding class piano course (MUS 154A). A waiver of this requirement can be obtained by demonstrating keyboard skills to any piano faculty member.

Second Year Theory Credits: (9)

Upper-Division Theory Credits: (3)

Core Total Credits: 75 to 76

Additional Required Courses Credits: 15

Total Music Credits: 90-91

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