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Majors and Minors for Music

Music Major

Requires the bachelor of arts degree and consists of 48 credit hours including the following courses:

MUS 210 Voice Methods
MUS 211 Brass Methods
MUS 212 Woodwind Methods
MUS 213 String Methods
MUS 214 Percussion Methods
MUS 215 Keyboard Skills I
MUS 216 Keyboard Skills II
MUS 225 Theory and Aural Skills I
MUS 226 Theory and Aural Skills II
MUS 315 History of Music to 1750
MUS 316 History of Music since 1750
MUS 343 Music Arranging
MUS 345 Theory and Aural Skills III
MUS 390 Special Topics: Major Composers
MUS 420 Instrumental Conducting and Methods
-or-
MUS 421 Choral Conducting and Methods
8 credit hours in applied music in the major performance area (300 level)
4 credit hours in applied music in the minor performance area
6 credit hours of ensembles

Jury examinations are required each year in the student’s major performance area. Two public performances in the major performance area are required each year. A senior recital is required.

Teacher Certification - Choral/Vocal

Consists of completing a music major in voice or keyboard and a minor in keyboard or voice as well as participation in a choral ensemble during each year of residence and completion of the following professional education, music education and field experience courses and requirements:

MUS 322 Choral Literature
MUS 422 Music Education in the Elementary School
MUS 436 Music Education in the Secondary School
Admission to the education department and passing scores on the PRAXIS Examinations
EDUC 140 Introduction to Foundations of American Education
EDUC 200 Psychology of Education and Development
EDUC 201 Field Experience I
EDUC 215 Diversity in the Classroom
EDUC 302 Field Experience II
EDUC 303 Field Experience III
EDUC 334 Literacy in the Content Area
EDUC 370 Classroom Management (Secondary)
EDUC 380 Practicum in Current Teaching Techniques
EDUC 450 Seminar in Educational Philosophies
EDUC 470 Professional Student Teaching

Teacher Certification - Instrumental

Consists of completing a music major in a band or orchestral instrument and a minor in a band, orchestral or keyboard instrument as well as participation in an instrumental ensemble during each year of residence, and completion of the following professional education/music education and field experience courses and requirements:

MUS 323 Band Literature
MUS 422 Music Education in the Elementary School
MUS 436 Music Education in the Secondary School
Admission to the education department and passing scores on the PRAXIS Examinations.
EDUC 140 Introduction to Foundations of American Education
EDUC 200 Psychology of Education and Development
EDUC 201 Field Experience I
EDUC 215 Diversity in the Classroom
EDUC 302 Field Experience II
EDUC 303 Field Experience III
EDUC 334 Literacy in the Content Area
EDUC 370 Classroom Management (Secondary)
EDUC 380 Practicum in Current Teaching Techniques
EDUC 450 Seminar in Educational Philosophies
EDUC 470 Professional Student Teaching

Music Minor

Consists of 23–25 credit hours including the following courses:

MUS 225 Theory and Aural Skills I
MUS 226 Theory and Aural Skills II
MUS 315 History of Music to 1750
-or-
MUS 316 History of Music since 1750
6 credit hours in applied music
4 credit hours of ensembles

And two additional courses chosen from the following:

MUS 315 History of Music to 1750
MUS 316 History of Music since 1750
MUS 345 Theory and Aural Skills III
MUS 390 Special Topics: Major Composers
MUS 420 Instrumental Conducting and Methods
-or-
MUS 421 Choral Conducting and Methods
A jury examination and a public performance are required during each semester of applied lessons.

Church Music Emphasis for Music Majors

Consists of 19 credit hours including the following courses:

MUS 322 Choral Literature
MUS 340 Church Music
MUS 480 Internship -or- an equivalent experience

And the remaining credit hours chosen from the following courses:

MUS 362 Counterpoint
MUS 400 Composition
MUS 420 Instrumental Conducting
-or-
MUS 421 Choral Conducting and Methods
MUS 422 Music Education in the Elementary School
MUS 490 Independent Study