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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education Major, Instrumental Music Specialization, BM

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General Music and Instrumental Endorsements

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 Certification Program with the education foundations and curriculum department and are required to complete the Professional Education Program requirements offered through the education foundations and curriculum department.

This major satisfies the endorsements for Music-General and Music-Instrumental, K-12. To qualify for student teaching, the following courses must be completed: MUS 325, MUS 329, MU 341, and MUS 342.

BM Music Education Core Requirements

Music Theory - Credits: 21

Students must pass an online fundamental exam with 75% ($10 fee) or take and pass (75%) an online fundamental course ($99 fee) to enroll in MUS144. Students must take a placement exam to waive any of the following courses. Concurrent enrollment of the following is required: (MUS 144, 144A, 152A), (MUS 145, 145A, 153A), and (MUS 146, 146A, 154A). A grade of C or better is required in both the written and aural components to continue in the theory sequence.

Class Piano - Credits: 3

A waiver of this requirement can be obtained by demonstrating sufficient keyboard skills to designated piano faculty members.

Ensembles - Credits: 22

  • Only the following are designated as large ensembles: MUS 267-467 (Choir), MUS 268-468 (Chamber Choir), MUS 266-466 (Wind Ensemble), MUS 277-477 (Orchestra), MUS 287-487 (marching and concert band-fall quarter only), and MUS 288-488 (Symphonic Band).

Applied Music - Credits:11

  • Individual Instruction - Credits (11) MUS 164, 264, and 364 (at least 2 credits of 364 are required)

Upper-division Music Theory - Credits: 3

Conducting - Credits: 6

Total Core Credits: 78

Instrumental Music Total Credits: 92

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