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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Music Education, B.M.

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Computer Requirement:

To satisfy the computer requirement for the B.A. degree in Music, B.M. in Music Education and B.M. in Music Performance a student must successfully complete MUS 110 .

Oral Communication Requirement:

To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. in Music, B.M. in Music Education and B.M. in Music Performance a student must successfully complete MUS 285  or MUS 496 .

Applied Learning Requirement:

To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.A. degree in Music, B.M. degree in Music Education and B.M. degree in Music Performance a student must successfully complete either EDN 409  or MUS 493  or MUS 496 .

Core Requirements Common to all Music Curricula:

Total: 28-29 hours

Additional Information:

Music majors are required to be in at least one large music ensemble (MUS 183 , MUS 184 , MUS 185 , MUS 186 , MUS 187 ) during each semester they are in residence (8 hours). Keyboard and guitar students may substitute up to 4 hours from MUS 130 , MUS 182 . Only one large ensemble per semester may be credited toward the degree. * Music Education majors are in residence for 7 semesters and are not required to be in an ensemble during the student teaching semester (7 hours).

All music majors must pass the piano proficiency examination and the listening repertory examinations that are described in the latest edition of the Department of Music Student Handbook. All students are expected to make regular progress toward completion of those requirements.

In addition, no credit toward music major requirements will be granted for MUS 105 , MUS 106 , and/or MUS 115 .

Bachelor of Music in Music Education: 89-91 hours

  1. Music Core Requirements: 28 hours (see above).
  2. Performance Core: 15 hours.
  3. Concentration: 23-25 hours in music.
  4. Watson College of Education: 22 hours.
  5. FNA 101  and PSY 105  as University Studies electives.


Performance Core: 15 hours

  • 14 hours (7 semesters) of applied music in the major applied instrument (MUS 196 , MUS 396 ) with not less than 6 hours (3 semesters) at the 300 level.
  • A minimum of 1 semester hour of chamber music ensemble (MUS 130 ).


Additional Information:

All proficiency examinations and admission to upper-divisional applied music study are prerequisites to formal admission into the teacher education program in music.

* Music education majors are not required to take EDN 408  during the professional semester.

For information on the Teacher Education Program admissions criteria and the courses required for licensure in North Carolina, see the –Watson College of Education  section of this catalogue. Students planning to pursue licensure should apply to the Watson College of Education as soon as admissions requirements are met (typically in the sophomore year) and plan their programs in regular consultation with their advisors. Teacher licensure requirements are established at the state level and may be changed by the state at any time.

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