Undergraduate Degrees

Music Academics

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music
 

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a major in Music is designed for the study of music within a liberal arts curriculum. For the student who is not seeking a professional music degree but who desires a solid foundation in the study of music, the areas of musicianship, performance, and history provide the core of courses toward a basic intellectual grasp of the art. Students who additionally seek to major in other areas (double major) or to take a large number of courses in a pre-professional program (pre-law, pre-medical, etc.) are encouraged to enroll in the B.A. in Music. The B.A. in Music cannot be used as a major in combination with the Bachelor of Music. The B.A. in Music is permitted as a major in combination with a Bachelor of Music Education.

Program of Study (120 Hrs.)

General Education Curriculum (31 hrs.)
  • Refer to the Undergraduate Program section of the Catalog.
  • Students pursuing the B.A. in Music must complete 6 credit hours from: ARTH 1120, 2110, 2120; DANC 1110; FDMA 2110; THEA 1110; or one 3 credit hour studio course offered by the Departments of Art, Film and Digital Arts, or Theatre and Dance which fulfills Area 7: Arts and Design and partially fulfills Area 8: Student Choice.
Courses Within Major (48 hrs.)
  • six semesters of MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance (with a grade of “CR”).
  • 16 credit hours in music theory: 150, 150L, 152, 152L, 250, 250L, 252, 252L.
  • 6 credit hours in music history: 361 and 362.
  • 4 credit hours in ensemble (See Ensemble Requirements for specific requirements).
  • 4 credit hours of applied music in the principal instrument or voice.
  • 18 credit hours of music electives (not including courses for non-majors) selected with advisement of appropriate music faculty. No more than an additional 4 credit hours of ensemble credit nor an additional 12 credit hours of applied music can be applied toward the degree.
Additional Courses (41 hrs.)
  • 21 credit hours in additional courses in any field, including music (but not including courses for non-majors), selected with advisement of appropriate faculty.
  • 20 credit hours in courses in any field, excluding courses from the Department of Music.

Instrumental Performance

Bachelor of Music (BM) with Instrumental Performance Concentration
 
The Bachelor of Music in Performance is a pre-professional program for the student whose intent is to pursue a career as a music performer. Admission to the performance program is by audition, either by tape or in person, for the appropriate faculty. Students enrolled in this program are expected to reach the highest possible standard of performance on their chosen instrument or voice.  Preparation emphasis is geared toward enabling the student to pursue further study at the graduate level, if that is his or her desire.

Program of Study (120 Hrs.)

UNM Core Curriculum (31 hrs.)

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree must fulfill the College of Fine Arts Core Curriculum

  • All students in the B.M. program must complete 6 credit hours of courses from the College of Fine Arts (excluding courses from the Department of Music) which may fulfill Area 7: Arts and Design and may partially fulfill Area 8: Student Choice.
  • Students pursuing the Performance concentration (Vocal emphasis) must complete 6 credit hours of either German, Italian or French, which fulfills Area 6: Second Language and partially fulfills Area 8: Student Choice.
  • Students pursuing the String Pedagogy concentration must complete PSYC 1110, which fulfills Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Concentration Curriculum (89 hrs.)
    • 6 semesters of MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance (with a grade of “CR”).
    • 22 hours of applied musicin the principal instrument, including: APMS 391 Junior Recital and APMS 491 Senior Recital.
    • 20 hours in music theory, including MUS 150, 150L, 152, 152L, 250, 250L, 252, 252L, (309 or 325 or 405 or 406 or 439), 453.
    • 9 hours in music history, including MUS 361, 362, 3 credit hours chosen from courses listed under History and Literature (excluding MUSC 1310 and MUS 449).
    • 2 hours in conducting (MUS 363)
    • 8 hours in ensemble (see Ensemble Requirements for specific requirements).
    • 2 hours in technology, chosen from MUS 311 or 380 or 412 or 421 or 481.
    • 3 credit hours selected from any courses listed under Ethnomusicology

Additional 23 credit hours as follows:

Instrumental Emphasis:

  • 2 additional hours in music theory chosen from MUS 311 or 380 or 412 or 421 or 481.
  • 4 hours of Group Piano (if the proficiency is satisfied, music electives may be substituted)
  • MUS 241 Piano Proficiency with a grade of CR
  • 2 additional hours in ensemble (see Ensemble Requirements for specific requirements).
  • 8 hours of music electives
  • 7 hours of electives,excluding courses from the Department of Music.

Keyboard Performance

Bachelor of Music (BM) with Instrumental Performance Concentration
 
The Bachelor of Music in Performance is a pre-professional program for the student whose intent is to pursue a career as a music performer. Admission to the performance program is by audition, either by tape or in person, for the appropriate faculty. Students enrolled in this program are expected to reach the highest possible standard of performance on their chosen instrument or voice.  Preparation emphasis is geared toward enabling the student to pursue further study at the graduate level, if that is his or her desire.

Program of Study (120 Hrs.)

UNM Core Curriculum (31 hrs.)

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree must fulfill the College of Fine Arts Core Curriculum

  • All students in the B.M. program must complete 6 credit hours of courses from the College of Fine Arts (excluding courses from the Department of Music) which may fulfill Area 7: Arts and Design and may partially fulfill Area 8: Student Choice.
  • Students pursuing the Performance concentration (Vocal emphasis) must complete 6 credit hours of either German, Italian or French, which fulfills Area 6: Second Language and partially fulfills Area 8: Student Choice.
  • Students pursuing the String Pedagogy concentration must complete PSYC 1110, which fulfills Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Concentration Curriculum (89 hrs.)
    • 6 semesters of MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance (with a grade of “CR”).
    • 22 hours of applied musicin the principal instrument, including: APMS 391 Junior Recital and APMS 491 Senior Recital.
    • 20 hours in music theory, including MUS 150, 150L, 152, 152L, 250, 250L, 252, 252L, (309 or 325 or 405 or 406 or 439), 453.
    • 9 hours in music history, including MUS 361, 362, 3 credit hours chosen from courses listed under History and Literature (excluding MUSC 1310 and MUS 449).
    • 2 hours in conducting (MUS 363)
    • 8 hours in ensemble (see Ensemble Requirements for specific requirements).
    • 2 hours in technology, chosen from MUS 311 or 380 or 412 or 421 or 481.
    • 3 credit hours selected from any courses listed under Ethnomusicology

Additional 23 credit hours as follows:

Keyboard Emphasis with piano as the principal instrument:

  • 4 additional hours in music theory, including MUS (309 or 325 or 405 or 439), 406.
  • 4 hours of MUS 449 Music Repertory (appropriate instrument).
  • 2 hours of keyboard pedagogy, chosen from MUS 388 or 389.
  • 8 hours of music electives.
  • 5 hours of electives (excluding courses from the Department of Music).

Keyboard Emphasis with organ or harpsichord as the principal instrument:

  • 4 additional hours in music theory, including MUS (309 or 325 or 405 or 439), 406.
  • 2 hours of MUS 449 Music Repertory in the appropriate instrument;
  • 2 hours of keyboard pedagogy, chosen from MUS 388 or 389.
  • 8 hours of music electives;
  • 7 hours of electives (excluding courses from the Department of Music).

Vocal Performance

Bachelor of Music (BM) with Vocal Performance Concentration
 
The Bachelor of Music in Performance is a pre-professional program for the student whose intent is to pursue a career as a music performer. Admission to the performance program is by audition, either by tape or in person, for the appropriate faculty. Students enrolled in this program are expected to reach the highest possible standard of performance on their chosen instrument or voice. Preparation emphasis is geared toward enabling the student to pursue further study at the graduate level, if that is his or her desire.

Program of Study (122 Hrs.)

UNM Core Curriculum (31 hrs.)

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree must fulfill the College of Fine Arts Core Curriculum

  • All students in the B.M. program must complete 6 credit hours of courses from the College of Fine Arts (excluding courses from the Department of Music) which may fulfill Area 7: Arts and Design and may partially fulfill Area 8: Student Choice.
  • Students pursuing the Performance concentration (Vocal emphasis) must complete 6 credit hours of either German, Italian or French, which fulfills Area 6: Second Language and partially fulfills Area 8: Student Choice.
  • Students pursuing the String Pedagogy concentration must complete PSYC 1110, which fulfills Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Concentration Curriculum (91 hrs.)
    • 6 semesters of MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance (with a grade of “CR”).
    • 22 hours of applied musicin the principal instrument, including: APMS 391 Junior Recital and APMS 491 Senior Recital.
    • 20 hours in music theory, including MUS 150, 150L, 152, 152L, 250, 250L, 252, 252L, (309 or 325 or 405 or 406 or 439), 453.
    • 9 hours in music history, including MUS 361, 362, 3 credit hours chosen from courses listed under History and Literature (excluding MUSC 1310 and MUS 449).
    • 2 hours in conducting (MUS 363)
    • 8 hours in ensemble (see Ensemble Requirements for specific requirements).
    • 2 hours in technology, chosen from MUS 311 or 380 or 412 or 421 or 481.
    • 3 credit hours selected from any courses listed under Ethnomusicology

Additional 25 credit hours as follows:

Vocal Emphasis:

  • 2 semesters of APMS 403 Vocal Coaching with a grade of CR;
  • 2 hours of vocal repertory  MUS 449
  • 2 hours of vocal pedagogy MUS 388
  • 4 hours of Diction for Singers MUSC 2210 and 2220.
  • 4 hours of Opera Studio
  • 4 hours of Group Piano (if the proficiency is satisfied, music electives may be substituted)
  • MUS 214 Piano Proficiency with a grade of CR
  • 9 hours in second language (these credit hours plus the 6 credit hours in General Education mentioned above must be selected from Italian, French, and German and must include at least 3 credit hours in each of these languages).

Jazz Studies

Bachelor of Music (BM) with Jazz Studies Concentration
 
The Jazz Studies Concentration is a pre-professional program for those whose intent is to pursue a career as a music performer in jazz and commercial styles of music.  Students enrolled in this program are expected to attain a high standard of performance on their instrument, including the development of skills in jazz improvisation.  This degree also prepares the student for success at the graduate level of study in the area of jazz.

Program of Study (120 Hrs.)

UNM Core Curriculum (31 hrs.)

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree must fulfill the College of Fine Arts Core Curriculum

  • All students in the B.M. program must complete 6 credit hours of courses from the College of Fine Arts (excluding courses from the Department of Music) which may fulfill Area 7: Arts and Design and may partially fulfill Area 8: Student Choice.
  • Students pursuing the Performance concentration (Vocal emphasis) must complete 6 credit hours of either German, Italian or French, which fulfills Area 6: Second Language and partially fulfills Area 8: Student Choice.
  • Students pursuing the String Pedagogy concentration must complete PSYC 1110, which fulfills Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Concentration Curriculum (89 hrs.)
  • 6 semesters of MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance (with a grade of “CR”).
  • 16 hours of applied musicin the principal instrument, including: APMS 391 Junior Recital and APMS 491 Senior Recital.
  • 20 hours in music theory, including MUS 150, 150L, 152, 152L, 250, 250L, 252, 252L; 4 credit hours chosen from: 309, 325, 405, 406, 439, 453.
  • 9 hours in music history, including MUS 361, 362; MUSC 1110.
  • 4 hours in major ensemble (see Ensemble Requirements for specific requirements).
  • 10 hours in Jazz ensemble: MUS 231 Chamber Music (jazz combo) (4), MUS 334 Jazz Band (6).
  • 11 hours in Jazz studies: MUS 236, 237, 238, 336, 337, 338, 343.
  • 1 hour in Jazz Metholds MUSE 317
  • 4 hours in Group Piano (if proficiency is satisfied, music electives may be substituted).
  • 2 hours in technology, chosen from MUS 311 or 380 or 412 or 421 or 481.
  • 3 hours selected from any courses listed under Ethnomusicology
  • 9 in electives (excluding courses from the Department of Music).

 

String Pedagogy

Bachelor of Music (BM) with String Pedagogy Concentration
 
The goal of this degree plan is to prepare string players who wish to become proficient studio teachers, and string players seeking Suzuki Association of the Americas Long Term Training.

Program of Study (120 Hrs.)

UNM Core Curriculum (31 hrs.)

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree must fulfill the College of Fine Arts Core Curriculum

  • All students in the B.M. program must complete 6 credit hours of courses from the College of Fine Arts (excluding courses from the Department of Music) which may fulfill Area 7: Arts and Design and may partially fulfill Area 8: Student Choice.
  • Students pursuing the Performance concentration (Vocal emphasis) must complete 6 credit hours of either German, Italian or French, which fulfills Area 6: Second Language and partially fulfills Area 8: Student Choice.
  • Students pursuing the String Pedagogy concentration must complete PSYC 1110, which fulfills Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Concentration Curriculum (89 hrs.)
  • six semesters of MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance (with a grade of “CR”).
  • 26 hours of string pedagogy, includingMUS 370 (4), MUS 370L (2), MUS 470 (4), MUS 470L (2), MUS 472 (2); MUSC 1370 (4), MUSC 1370L (2), MUSC 2370 (4), MUSC 2370L (2).
  • 16 hours of applied music in the principal instrument;
  • 18 hours in music theory, including MUS 150, 150L, 152, 152L, 250, 250L, 252, 252L, 453.
  • 6 hours in music history, including MUS 361 and 362
  • 9 hours in ensemble (see Ensemble Requirements for specific requirements).
  • 2 hours of MUSC 1540 Orchestral Instruments (strings).
  • 2 hours in conducting MUS 363
  • 2 hours in technology, chosen from MUS 311, 380, 412, 421, 481.
  • 3 credit hours selected from any courses listed under Ethnomusicology
  • 4 hours of Group Piano (if the proficiency is satisfied, music electives may be substituted)
  • MUS 214 Piano Proficiency with a grade of CF
  • 1 hour of electives chosen from courses in the College of Fine Arts (excluding courses from the Department of Music).

Theory & Composition

Bachelor of Music (BM) with Theory & Composition Concentration
 
The goal of the Theory & Composition Concentration is to prepare students for graduate work in composition or music theory at the research one university level. The program’s preparation emphasis features class and individual instruction in compositional topics and an extensive list of both required and elective courses in music theory. The theory courses prepare students to write, hear, analyze, theorize, and receive critiques on their work about music from the sixteenth century to the present.

Program of Study (120 Hrs.)

UNM Core Curriculum (31 hrs.)

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree must fulfill the College of Fine Arts Core Curriculum

  • All students in the B.M. program must complete 6 credit hours of courses from the College of Fine Arts (excluding courses from the Department of Music) which may fulfill Area 7: Arts and Design and may partially fulfill Area 8: Student Choice.
  • Students pursuing the Performance concentration (Vocal emphasis) must complete 6 credit hours of either German, Italian or French, which fulfills Area 6: Second Language and partially fulfills Area 8: Student Choice.
  • Students pursuing the String Pedagogy concentration must complete PSYC 1110, which fulfills Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Concentration Curriculum (89 hrs.)
  • six semesters of MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance (with a grade of “CR”).
  • 5 hours of applied music in the principal instrument.
  • 23 hours in music theory, including MUS 150, 150L, 152, 152L 250, 250L, 252, 252L, 309, 325, (405 or 406).
  • 12 hours in composition, including4 credit hours of applied music in composition (APMS 319 and 320), APMS 491 Senior Recital (with a grade of “CR”); MUS 305, 306, 453; MUSC 2140.
  • 12 hours in music history, including MUS 361, 362, (413 or 414 or 415 or 437), 416.
  • 4 hours in conducting, including MUS 363 and 365.
  • 6 hours in ensemble (see Ensemble Requirements for specific requirements).
  • 4 hours in technology, chosen from MUS 311 and 412.
  • 3 credit hours selected from any courses listed under Ethnomusicology.
  • Piano Proficiency with a grade of CR MUS 214.
  • Theory and Composition Keyboard Proficiency with a grade of CR MUS 314.
  • 5 hours of electives in Music, Applied Music or Music Education.
  • 6 hours of electives, including 3 hours in the College of Fine Arts (excluding courses from the Department of Music).

11 hours of electives in the focus area (composition, theory or technology), to be selected from the following courses:

  • up to 3 additional credit hours of applied music in composition (APMS 419, 420); 
  • FDMA 491 Topics in Film and Digital Media;
  • MUS 380 Recording Techniques I;
  • 2 additional credit hours of counterpoint (MUS 405 or 406);
  • MUS 407 Selected Topics in Music Composition;
  • MUS 421 Introduction to Max Programming for Musicians;
  • up to 6 credit hours of MUS 439 Selected Topics in Music Theory;
  • MUS 481 Recording Techniques II.

Instrumental Music Education

Bachelor of Music Education (BME) with Instrumental Concentration
Level 1 Licensure in Music, K–12, in New Mexico allows one to teach any music class at any level of instruction. Where two or more music educators are employed by a single school district, however, a division of responsibilities between instrumental music and vocal/general music commonly exists. The Department of Music, therefore, offers two planned programs in music education, an Instrumental Concentration and a Vocal Concentration.

This Instrumental Concentration includes emphases in strings, winds, percussion, piano or guitar.

Program of Study (String Emphasis - 125 Hrs.)

(Wind, Percussion, Piano, Guitar Emphasis - 126 Hrs.)

General Education (46 / 44 hrs.)

Refer to the Undergraduate Program section of this Catalog.

  • 9 credit hours of English, including the following courses:
    ENGL 1110 (or ENGL 1110Y; or ENGL 1110Z), 1120; and 3 credit hours to be selected from Area 1: Communication.
  • 6 credit hours of electives in mathematics, including 3 credit hours of math elective and 3 credit hours to be selected from Area 2: Mathematics and Statistics.
  • 8 credit hours in science, includingPHYS 1125 and 1125L, and 4 credit hours to be selected from Area 3: Physical and Natural Sciences.
  • 9 credit hours in social and behavioral sciences, including EDPY 303, PSYC 1110, and 3 credit hours to be selected from Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • 6 credit hours in humanities, courses selected from Area 5: Humanities.
  • 3 credit hours of electives in fine arts, courses selected from Art History, Art Studio, Dance, Film and Digital Media Arts, Media Arts, or Theatre.
  • 3 credit hours in foreign language, courses selected from Area 6: Second Language.
  • 2 credit hours of electives in any area, including music (for strings emphasis only).
Teaching Field (36 hrs.)
  • four semesters of MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance (with a grade of “CR”).
  • 7 credit hours of applied music in the principal instrument, including APMS 319, 320, 419, 491; MUSC 1511, 2511.
  • 18 credit hours in music theory, including MUS 150, 150L, 152, 152L, 250, 250L, 252, 252L and 453.
  • 6 credit hours in music history MUS 361 and 362.
  • 2 credit hours in conducting MUSE 363.
  • 1 credit hour in improvisation MUS 236.
  • MUS 214 Piano Proficiency (with a grade of “CR”)
  • 2 credit hours vocal study, including 1 credit hour major choral ensemble; MUS 109 or MUSC 1511 (voice).
Professional Education (43 / 46 hrs.)
  • 7 credit hours in ensemble (See Ensemble Requirements for specific requirements).
  • 8 credit hours MUSC 1540 Orchestral Instruments as follows:

Brass

Strings

Clarinet/Flute/Saxophone

Double Reeds

Percussion

    • 15 to 18 credit hours in music education methods, including

MUSC 1890 Introductory Teaching Practicum, 1 credit hour.

MUSE 216 Music Education Lab (3 semesters with a grade of “CR”).

MUSE 315 Instrumental Music Methods, 3 credit hours.

MUSE 317 Jazz Methods (not required for strings emphasis), 1 credit hour. 

MUSE 346 Teaching Music in the Elementary School, 3 credit hours.

MUSE 390 Pre-Student Teaching Internship in Music Education, 1 credit hour.

MUSE 415 Instrumental Repertory, 1 credit hour.

MUSE 441 Marching Band Methods (not required for strings emphasis), 2 credit hours.

MUSE *446 Secondary School Music, 3 credit hours.

MUSE *455 Teaching Reading in the Music Classroom, 3 credit hours.

  • 7 credit hours in foundations, including: MUSC 1410 Introduction to Music Education, MUSE 357 Foundations of Musical Behavior, and MUSE 477 Music Education and Diversity
  • 6 credit hours in student teaching, including: MUSE 400 Student Teaching in the Elementary School (with a grade of “B” or higher) and MUSE 461 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (with a grade of “B” or higher)

Subtotal for Strings Emphasis 43

Subtotal for Winds, Percussion, Piano or Guitar Emphasis 46

Vocal Music Education

Bachelor of Music Education (BME) with Vocal Concentration
 
Level 1 Licensure in Music, K–12, in New Mexico allows one to teach any music class at any level of instruction. Where two or more music educators are employed by a single school district, however, a division of responsibilities between instrumental music and vocal/general music commonly exists. The Department of Music, therefore, offers two planned programs in music education, an Instrumental Concentration and a Vocal Concentration.

The Vocal Concentration includes emphases in piano, voice or guitar.

Program of Study (Piano, Vocal Emphasis - 126 Hrs.)

(Guitar Emphasis - 127 Hrs.)

General Education (46 / 44 hrs.)

Refer to the Undergraduate Program section of this Catalog.

  • 9 credit hours of English, including the following courses:
    ENGL 1110 (or ENGL 1110Y; or ENGL 1110Z), 1120; and 3 credit hours to be selected from Area 1: Communication.
  • 6 credit hours of electives in mathematics, including one mathematics elective and 3 credit hours to be selected from Area 2: Mathematics and Statistics.
  • 8 credit hours in science, including PHYS 1125 and 1125L, and 4 credit hours to be selected from Area 3: Physical and Natural Sciences.
  • 9 credit hours in social and behavioral sciences, including EDPY 303, PSYC 1110, and 3 credit hours to be selected from Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • 6 credit hours in humanities, courses selected from Area 5: Humanities.
  • 3 credit hours of electives in fine arts, courses selected from Art History, Art Studio, Dance, Film and Digital Media Arts, Media Arts, or Theatre.
  • 3 credit hours in foreign language, courses selected from Area 6: Second Language.
  • 2 credit hours of electives in any area, including music (for strings emphasis only).
Teaching Field (40 / 42 hrs.)
  • four semesters of MUSC 1310 Recital Attendance (with a grade of “CR”).
  • 7 credit hours of applied music in the principal instrument (voice, piano or guitar), including APMS 319, 320, 419, 491; MUSC 1511, 2511.
  • 18 credit hours in music theory, including MUS 150, 150L, 152, 152L, 250, 250L, 252, 252L and 453.
  • 6 credit hours in music history MUS 361 and 362.
  • 2 credit hours in conducting MUSE 363.
  • 1 credit hour in improvisation MUS 236.
  • 2 to 4 credit hours in applied music in secondary instruments, as follows:
    Piano Emphasis: 2 credit hours of MUSC 1511 voice.
    Voice Emphasis: 2 credit hours of MUSC 1511 piano.
    Guitar Emphasis: 2 credit hours of MUSC 1511 piano and voice.
  • MUS 214 Piano Proficiency (with a grade of “CR”)
  • 4 credit hours of Diction for Singers MUSC 2210 and 2220.

Subtotal for Piano or Voice Emphasis 40

Subtotal for Guitar Emphasis 42

Professional Education (37 / 38 hrs.)
    • 7 credit hours in ensemble, specifically either MUSE 342 Dolce Suono or MUSE 348 Concert Choir (see Ensemble Requirements for specific requirements).
    • 4 to 5 credit hours in MUSC 1540 Orchestral Instruments, as follows:
      Piano and Voice Emphasis: 5 credit hours, including guitar and four selected from brass, woodwinds or strings.
    • Guitar Emphasis: 4 credit hours, selected from brass, woodwinds or strings.
      • 17 credit hours in music education methods, including:
        MUSC 1890 Introductory Teaching Practicum
        MUSE 216 Music Education Lab (3 semesters with a grade of “CR”)
        MUSE 313 Choral Music Methods
        MUSE 346 Teaching Music in the Elementary Schools
        MUS 388 Music Pedagogy (in vocal pedagogy)
        MUSE 347 Introduction to Early Childhood Music Education
        MUSE 390 Pre-Student Teaching Internship in Music Education
        MUSE *446 Secondary School Music
        MUSE *455 Teaching Reading in the Music Classroom
        MUS 388 Music Pedagogy (in vocal pedagogy)
      • 7 credit hours in foundations, including: MUSC 1410 Introduction to Music Education
        MUSE 357 Foundations of Musical Behavior
        MUSE 477 Music Education and Diversity
      • 6 credit hours in student teaching, including:
        MUSE 400 Student Teaching in the Elementary School (with grade of “B” or higher)
        MUSE 461 Student Teaching in the Secondary Schools (with grade of “B” or higher)

Subtotal for Piano or Voice Emphasis 42

Subtotal for Guitar Emphasis 41

Music Minor

Minor in Music
 
The minor in Music cannot be used in combination with the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Arts in Music or the Bachelor of Music Education. Students seeking a minor in music must complete the curriculum at right:

Program of Study (18 Hrs)

Curriculum Plan (18 hrs.)
  • 4 credit hours in music theory, including MUS 150, 150L.
  • 3 credit hours in MUSC 1110 or 1120 or 1130 or 1140.
  • 4 credit hours in Performance studies comprised of two semesters of MUSC 1512 in the principal instrument and two semesters of concurrent major ensemble.
  • 3 credit hours in electives in music.

Music Education Minor

Minor in Music Education
 
This program is open to College of Fine Arts students in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Music degree programs, and to College of Education students seeking a music endorsement. Students electing this program must pass the piano proficiency examination and complete the following curriculum at right:

Program of Study (24 Hrs)

Non-Music Majors (24 hrs.)
  • 4 credit hours in music theory, including MUS 150, 150L.
  • 2 credit hours in applied music: MUSC 1512
  • 2 credit hours in ensemble (must be taken concurrently with applied music; see Ensemble Requirements for specific requirements).
  • 7 credit hours in music education: MUSE 346, 357; MUSC 1410.
  • 3 credit hours in music history: MUS 371.
  • Piano Proficiency MUS 214 (with a grade of “CR”).
  • 3 credit hours in free electives in music education.
  • 3 credit hours in free electives in music or music education.
Music Majors (24 hrs.)
  • 1 hour MUS 236 Introduction to Improvisation
  • 4 hours in MUSC 1540 Orchestral Instruments
  • 10 hours in music education MUSE 346, 357, 446; MUSC 1410
  • 3 hours in either MUSE 313 Choral Music Methods or MUSE 315 Instrumental Music Methods.
  • MUS 214 Piano Proficiency with a grade of CR
  • 3 hours free electives in music education
  • 3 hours free electives in music or music education

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