Music Education

Course Description

The student majoring in Music Education receives preparation for a career in Early Childhood and Elementary or Middle Level and High School music education. Students wishing to pursue teaching licensure declare a second major in Education.

Departmental Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to perform classical (Western art music), jazz, and popular (including contemporary Christian music) repertoire with authority and confidence as soloists, in small ensembles, and large ensembles.
  • Graduates will be able to explain the formal, melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, and textural structure of music, to facilitate musicianship in composing, conducting, performing, and intelligent listening.
  • Graduates will be able to notate melodies and rhythms accurately from hearing them and describe their patterns and motives.
  • Graduates will be able to sing melodies and rhythms accurately at sight.
  • Graduates will be able to sight-read music, harmonize melodies, and improvise at the keyboard.
  • Graduates will be able to arrange and/or re-orchestrate music idiomatically and suitably for vocal and instrumental ensembles as needed.
  • Graduates will be able to place any composition or composer in correct historical and stylistic context.
  • Graduates will be able to apply principles of music history to make their performances authentic and germane to the historical period of the work in question.
  • Graduates will be able to conduct vocal and instrumental ensembles in rehearsals and performances.
  • Graduates will be able to evaluate music and music performances.
  • Graduates will be able to teach music to students of varying ages in different settings, depending on their particular call as music educator, music minister, or private music teacher.
  • Graduates will be able to write music in various styles and modeling various historical musical periods.
  • Music Education graduates will also be able to play and instruct on at least an elementary level in all orchestral instruments and voice.
  • Music/Business graduates will be able also to start and manage businesses involving music, such as music instrument and sheet music stores, arts management services, or Internet services.

Courses

Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Music Education Major

57 credits: 24 credits in residence, 25 credits upper division. Required:

MUS 121A Theory I 3
MUS 121B Aural Skills I 1
MUS 122A Theory II 3
MUS 122B Aural Skills II 1
MUS 221A Theory III 3
MUS 221B Functional Keyboard Skills I 1
MUS 222A Theory IV 3
MUS 221B Functional Keyboard Skills II 1
MUS 214 Intro to Music Literature 2
MUS 330 Conducting Skills 2
MUS 341 Music History I 3
MUS 342 Music History II 3
MUS 101/201/301 Applied Music 1
MUS 102/202/302 Applied Music 1
MUS 201/203/301/303/401 Applied Music 1
MUS 202/204/302/304/402 Applied Music 1
MUS 301/303/401/403 Applied Music 1
MUS 302/304/402/404 Applied Music 1
MUS 114A or MUS 115A Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 114C or MUS 115C Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314A or MUS 315A Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314B or MUS 315B Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314D or MUS 315D Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 100G Class Guitar 2
MUS 281 Woodwind Techniques 1
MUS 282 Percussion Techniques 1
MUS 283 Vocal Techniques 1
MUS 284 Brass Techniques 1
MUS 285 String Techniques 1
MUS 331 Choral Conducting 2
or MUS332 Instrumental Conducting 2
MUS 421 Scoring and Arranging 3
EDMUS 471/473 Music Education Methods 3