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    Aug 15, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Catalog

Music, Instrumental Education, B.Mu.


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General Education Curriculum:


  • First-Year Seminar
  • Expository Writing
  • IDS 200 - Encounter with Cultures  
  • One course in MATH
  • Science I
  • Cultural Heritage I and II – fulfilled by taking MUS 321  and MUS 323  
  • Health Dynamics
  • Basic Studies in Religion, plus one upper level course in Religion
  • Second Language - one course at the second semester level
  • Social Science - fulfilled by taking EDUC 220 - Educational Psychology , EDUC 221 - Educational Psychology Field Placement  
  • Senior Seminar - IDS 400-level course
  • Global Learning - fulfilled by completing IDS 200  (GLD) and MUS 205  (GLI)

Basic Musicianship


41 credits

*Placement in Keyboard Skills Courses is by department exam. MUS 197 , MUS 198  and MUS 297  are prerequisites for MUS 298 . There is a separate departmental exam fee for each course. Please check with the Registrar’s Office for the current exam fee.

If you are placed in MUS 198 , then, upon successful completion of MUS 198  and the payment of the departmental exam fee (fee for 1 course), you will also be awarded the official credit for MUS 197  (1 credit) on your transcript.

If you are placed in MUS 297 , then upon successful completion of MUS 297  and the payment of the departmental exam fees for both MUS 197  and MUS 198  (fee for 2 courses), you will be awarded the official credit for MUS 197  (1 credit) and MUS 297  (1 credit) on your transcript.

If you are placed in MUS 298 , then upon successful completion of MUS 298  and the payment of the departmental exam fees for MUS 197 , MUS 198  and MUS 297  (fee for 3 courses), you will be awarded the official credit for MUS 197  (1 credit), MUS 198  (1 credit) and MUS 297  (1 credit) on your transcript.

Performance - Applied Studies:


  • 14 credits in one Applied Music instrument
  • Participation in an ensemble in each of 7 semesters; minimum of 4 credits in ensembles
  • One semester of ensemble participation for credit must be a vocal ensemble
  • In consultation with the music education advisors, Instrumental Music Education majors will participate in an instrumental ensemble as a conducting practicum for at least one semester after successful completion of Advanced Conducting.
  • In consultation with the music education advisors and after the successful completion of applicable methods, Instrumental Music Education majors will participate in an instrumental ensemble on a secondary instrument for at least one semester.
  • Music Education majors are required to perform a recital either in the junior or senior year with a minimum of 30 minutes of music. Students should enroll in MUS 392  or MUS 492  (0 credit) concurrently with Applied Lessons for credit in the semester in which they intend to present a recital. Students should consult with their applied instructor and area head for their specific recital requirements.

Exceptions may be made on an individual basis and must be approved in advance by the head of the music education in consultation with the Department Chair and studio teacher. A student may not perform his/her recital during student teaching - no exceptions.

Professional Education Courses:


Total Credits = 135 Credits


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