Music Teaching Area Emphasis

Music Teaching Area Emphasis (K-12)

Requirements: 53 credits in music; and 8 credits in applied lessons; including 8  credits in education methods

MUSC0900. Fundamentals of Music (2)

MUSC1200. Beginning Music Theory I (2)

MUSC1210. Beginning Music Theory Laboratory I (1)

MUSC1220. Beginning Music Theory II (3)

MUSC1230. Beginning Music Theory Laboratory II (1)

MUSC1310. Digital Music and Technology (3) 

MUSC2200. Intermediate Music Theory I (3)

MUSC2210. Intermediate Music Theory Laboratory I (1)

MUSC2220. Intermediate Music Theory II (3)

MUSC2230. Intermediate Music Theory Laboratory II (1)

MUSC2240. Improvisation (3)

MUSC2350B. Brass Methods (1)

MUSC2350P. Percussion Methods (1)

MUSC2350S. Strings Methods (1)

MUSC2350W. Woodwinds Methods (1)

MUSC3210. Orchestration (3)

MUSC3260. Music History: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque (3)

MUSC3270. Music History: Classic, Romantic and Modern (3)

MUSC3450. Teaching Music in the Elementary School I (2)

MUSC3460. Teaching Music in the Elementary School II (2) 

MUSC3470. Teaching Music in the Secondary School I (2)

MUSC3480. Teaching Music in the Secondary School II (2) 

MUSC3620. Choral Conducting, Methods, and Materials (3)

MUSC3630. Instrumental Conducting Methods, and Materials (3)

MUSC4100. Forms and Analysis (3)

Eight credits in applied lessons (8)

Participation in ensembles (may be taken for credit)

Half-recital in the senior year

An acceptable level of music keyboard proficiency shall be determined by examination before enrolling for student teaching. Students may acquire needed skills by taking available piano courses.

Additionally Music-Education majors are required to:

  1. participate in a minimum of one ensemble each semester;
  2. participate four semesters in the major ensemble appropriate for their primary performance medium;
  3. study privately each semester in their primary performance medium (voice or instrument) (additional fee required);
  4. pass a juried examination in their performance medium each semester. A minimum of six examinations must be on file to qualify for graduation in music. Exceptions will only be by permission from the chair of the Music Department.
  5. attend ten recitals or concerts during each semester.

Familiarization and compliance with music program policies as outlined in the Music Program Handbook is the studentís responsibility. Copies are available in the Music Department office.

Note: Most students require more than 8 semesters to complete this program.