May 23, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Education

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Bachelor of Arts 

Please see the Education Programs  section of this Catalog for important admission information.

Required Courses

Diversity Requirements

All music education majors must fulfill the following diversity requirements:

  1. Completion of at least one course from an approved list of diversity electives. The diversity elective may also satisfy a Core Curriculum requirement, meet a minor requirement, or fill a free elective slot.
  2. Completion of at least one practicum experience in an urban setting.
  3. Demonstration of the ability to prepare and implement lessons that include effective strategies for working with students from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Music - Other Requirements for Music and Music Education

  • Private study of an instrument or voice for credit is required for four years unless otherwise approved by the department. There is an additional fee for these lessons.
  • Participation in an appropriate performance organization* is required for four years unless otherwise approved by the department.
  • All music majors are expected to attend College concerts and recitals. Music majors are required to perform in at least one student performance hour sponsored by the music department during each academic semester.
  • All music majors will perform a “Jury” during fall and spring semesters of each year to evaluate their progress in meeting the requirements of a music major. A written faculty evaluation will determine the ongoing progress of each major.**
  • All music majors are expected to pass a piano proficiency examination at the end of the first semester of the junior year.**
  • All music majors with a performance specialization are expected to advance to the 300 level of applied study for a minimum of two semesters prior to graduation.
  • At the recommendation of the department, all music majors will be required to present a project or give a recital during their senior year. Music education majors will be required to give a recital during the fall semester of their senior year.**


*Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, Jazz Band***, Concert Chorale, or I Cantori.
**Refer to department policy.
***Jazz Band does not fulfill the large ensemble requirement for music education majors unless otherwise given permission by the chair.


Please Note: All music majors are also required to take Lessons (1.5 credits x 8 semesters) and Ensemble (.5 credits x 8 semesters).

Please Note:

Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources   section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the Core Curriculum is available within each course and online. 

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