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 121ATheory I3
MUS 121BAural Skills I1
MUS 122ATheory II3
MUS 122BAural Skills II1
MUS 221ATheory III3
MUS 221BFunctional Keyboard Skills I1
MUS 222ATheory IV3
MUS 221BFunctional Keyboard Skills II1
MUS 214Intro to Music Literature2
MUS 330Conducting Skills2
MUS 341Music History I3
MUS 342Music History II3
MUS 101/201/301Applied Music1
MUS 102/202/302Applied Music1
MUS 201/203/301/303/401Applied Music1
MUS 202/204/302/304/402Applied Music1
MUS 301/303/401/403Applied Music1
MUS 302/304/402/404Applied Music1
MUS 114A or MUS 115AConcert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 114C or MUS 115CConcert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 314A or MUS 315AConcert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 314B or MUS 315BConcert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 314D or MUS 315DConcert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 100GClass Guitar2
MUS 281Woodwind Techniques1
MUS 282Percussion Techniques1
MUS 283Vocal Techniques1
MUS 284Brass Techniques1
MUS 285String Techniques1
MUS 331Choral Conducting2
or MUS332Instrumental Conducting2
MUS 421Scoring and Arranging3
EDMUS 471/473Music Education Methods3