The music curriculum prepares students to become proficient musicians, music educators, and capable vocalists who are able to demonstrate the performance skills and knowledge for sound musicianship. The music education degree prepares a student for a teaching career in the public school systems.
- Our graduates demonstrate an understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music and possess the ability to employ them in aural, verbal, written and visual analysis.
- Our graduates demonstrate basic knowledge of music history, diverse performing traditions and repertoires through the present time.
- Our graduates demonstrate the ability to synthesize theoretical concepts and historical perspectives in arranging and adapting musical scores, and in rudimentary composing and improvising.
- Our graduates use computer and internet applications to assist in learning theoretical concepts as well as arranging and performing skills.
- Our graduates possess knowledge and skills in music.
Perform, elementary, primary, school, teach, instructor, choir, therapist
A few of the course a student in this major might expect to take include the following:
- Introduction to Music
- History of Music
- Fundamentals of Music Theory
- Choral Conducting
- Methods and Administration of Elementary School Music
- Media Applications: Orchestration and Arranging
Major in Performing Arts:
Music Education – Vocal (BFA)
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 29 hours (PSYC 2003 General Psychology is required. ENGL 2213 World Literature I or ENGL 2223 World Literature II is required.) Six hours of general education humanities are included in the major.
BFA Core Requirements – 9 hours
THEA 2003 Theatre Appreciation
Select 3 hours from:
ART 2013 Art Appreciation
HUM 2003 Film Appreciation
Select 3 hours from:
MULI 1013 Introduction to Music
MUS 2013 Music Appreciation:
Musical Literature – 6 hours
MULI 4003 History of Music I
MULI 4103 History of Music II
Vocal – 10 hours
MUED 1000 Concert and Recital Attendance (six semesters)
MUED 3002 Choral Conducting
MUED 3031 Instrumental Survey
MUED 3052 Methods and Administration of Elementary School Music
MUED 3202 Media Applications: Orchestration and Arranging
MUED 3233 Methods and Materials in Choral Music
Music Theory – 16 hours
MUTH 1093 Fundamentals of Music Theory*
MUTH 1003 Written Theory I
MUTH 1011 Applied Theory I
MUTH 1103 Written Theory II
MUTH 1111 Applied Theory II
MUTH 2003 Written Theory III
MUTH 2011 Applied Theory III
MUTH 2103 Written Theory IV
MUTH 2111 Applied theory IV
*Exemption with exam. Fundamentals of Music (MUTH 1093) taken in the first semester of study, is a
remedial course. Credit for the course does not count towards the major requirements.
Applied Music and Ensemble – 25-26 hours
Applied Music Instruction (14 hours)
Class Piano/Applied Piano (4 hours)
Major ensemble (7-8 hours)
MUSR 4000 Senior Recital
Education – 15 hours
EDUC 2000 Educational Field Experience, Level I
EDUC 2003 Introduction to Education
EDUC 4023 K-12 Field Experience Level II
PSYC 3013 Educational Psychology
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Public Speaking
SPED 4073 Survey of Exceptional Individuals
Student Teaching – 12 hours
EDUC 4003 Student Teaching Seminar
E ED 4006 Student Teaching in the Elementary School I
S ED 4103 Student Teaching in the Secondary School II