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  Jul 21, 2017
 
ARCHIVED 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, B.M.


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Total hours required for program: 128.

To major in music, students must pass an audition in the principal performance area and take a music aptitude examination. Based on the audition and examination, MUS 105, 108, 118 may be required. These courses do not count toward degree requirements. If a student fails MUS 108 or MUS 118 twice, the student shall be ineligible to continue in a music program.

All music majors must pass a public recital in the last semester of principal applied lessons before a degree will be granted. MUS 371, 372, 373 must (unless exempted) reflect the applied study area; only one will count per semester. For students in the B.M. program, marching band is required only in the Instrumental Music Education Concentration.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for graduation with the B.M. degree.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42


Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

Major Requirements


The major requires 38 hours as follows:

Concentrations


Music Education


Students receiving the B.M. degree in Music with a concentration in Choral/General or Instrumental Music Education will also receive  the B.S.Ed. degree in Music Education from the College of Education and Allied Professions. Both the Choral/General and the instrumental concentrations require completion of the Professional Education Sequence (listed below the music education concentrations). Music Education students must earn a C or better in the Professional Education Sequence (listed below) and in MUS 323, 324, 329 and either 327/428 or 326/429 (whichever is required).

And (5) five hours of Music Education electives, selected from:

Instrumental Music (24 hours)


All wind and percussion majors in the Instrumental Music concentration must include a minimum of 3 semesters in a concert band and 2 semester in marching band. For keyboard, strings, and guitar majors, MUS 373 must be the major ensemble; performance on secondary winds or percussion is required. If piano is the principal instrument, 3 hours in one secondary applied wind instrument or percussion is required in lieu of piano class.

And (3) three hours of Music Education Electives, selected from:

Additional Requirements


The program also requires the following:

And twelve (12) hours of music electives selected from below:

Only if not used for concentration.

General Electives


Five hours of general university electives are required to complete the program.

Performance Hours: 26


Two hours selected from:


Twelve hours selected from the following groups:


Pedagogy, Literature, and Improvisation: 3 hours


Advanced studies in music: 6 hours


Three additional hours from either group above:


  • voice majors must substitute:

Additional Requirements


The program also requires the following:

  • 6 hours in MFL (must be in one language)

General Electives


Three (3) hours of general university electives are required to complete the program.

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