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 BM program, marching band is required only in the Instrumental Music Education Concentration.
The major requires 38 hours as follows:
Students receiving the BM degree in Music with a concentration in Choral/General or Instrumental Music Education will also receive the BSEd 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). A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required to maintain active standing in Teacher Education and for graduation with the BM degree.
Admission to the Professional Education Sequence
During the sophomore year, Music Education students must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program and are subject to all of the teacher education requirements. EDCI 201 is the only course in the professional education sequence that may be taken before admission to teacher education. To continue in the program, students must meet the continuation requirements of the Teacher Education Program . A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for admission.
Choral/General Music Concentration (24 hours)
Music Education Electives (4 hours)
Students should select four hours from the following:
Instrumental Music Concentration (24 hours)
All wind and percussion majors in the Instrumental Music concentration must include a minimum of three semesters in a concert band and two semesters 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, three hours in one secondary applied wind instrument or percussion is required in place of piano class.
Music Education Electives (2 hours)
Students should choose two hours from the following electives:
Professional Education Sequence (25 hours)
Commercial and Electronic Music Concentration (26 hours)
A minimum GPA requirement of 2.75 is required for acceptance, maintaining and graduating in the Commercial and Electronic Music concentration in the BM degree program.
Students should select one of the following courses:
The following courses are required:
Music Electives (12 hours)
Students should select 12 hours of music electives from the list below. Choose courses not already used; students cannot double-count already used for the concentration:
Seven hours of general university electives are required to complete the program.
Performance Concentration: (26 hours)
A minimum GPA requirement of 2.50 is required for acceptance, maintaining and graduating in the Performance concentration in the BM degree program.
Students should take all of the following:
Students should also select two hours from the following list:
Students should select a total of 12 hours selected form the following gorups (three hours from the first, six hours from the second, and three hours from the third):
Pedagogy, Literature, and Improvisation: (3 hours)
Students should take one hour each of the following (including one hour in each, in pedagogy, literature and improvisation):
Advanced studies in music: (6 hours)
Students should select six hours from any of the following:
Three additional hours from either group above:
Note: Voice majors may substitute these classes:
The program also requires the following:
- Six hours in MFL (must be in one language)
Three (3) hours of general university electives are required to complete the program.