Music Education B.M. (Instrumental)

Degree Requirements: 134 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Music Theory
Select 12 credit hours from the following:12
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Sight-Singing/Ear Training I
Sight-Singing/Ear Training II
Music Theory III
Sight-Singing/Ear Training III
Applied Music
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
Applied Music
Group Piano I
Group Piano II
Group Piano III
Group Piano IV
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Common Body of Knowledge Courses in Music
Following is a list of courses common to all degree programs in Music:22
Applied Music
Technology in Music
Music Theory IV
Sight-Singing/Ear Training IV
History of Music I
History of Music II
Large Ensemble 1
Recital Attendance (Student must complete 6 semesters.)
Requirements beyond the Common Body of Knowledge Courses in Music differ according to the individual program options. The following list of major program options includes those additional and specific requirements.
Major Requirements (Instrumental Music Education majors)
Pre-Professional Block:
EDUC   2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education3
EDUC   2120Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts3
EDUC   2130Exploring Learning and Teaching3
Other courses for the major:
MUSA XXXX Applied Music1
MUSA   2101Recital0
MUSC   3216Voice Class1
MUSC   2621Introduction to Music Education2
MUSC   3213Percussion Class1
MUSC   3215String Class1
MUSC   3217Woodwind Class1
MUSC   3218Brass Class1
MUSC   3221Instrumentation for Music Educators2
MUSC   3232Elementary Methods and Materials in Music3
MUSC   4211Marching Band Techniques1
MUSC   4411Basic Conducting1
MUSC   4432Instrumental Conducting and Literature3
MUSC   4532Secondary Methods and Materials in Music3
MUSC   4611Seminar in Music Education1
MUSC   4799Student Teaching in P-12 Music Education9
SPED   3333Introduction to Special Education3
Select 3 credit hours of Electives3
Total Credit Hours134

Piano primaries will substitute 2 credit hours of Large Ensemble with 2 credit hours of Piano Ensemble (MUSE   3514).

Program Admission Criteria

All prospective music majors must pass an entrance audition in the primary area.

Other Program Requirements

  • See the requirements for all music degree programs.
  • See the Department of Music Handbook for policies governing degree programs.
  • Must meet all requirements for admission to and retention in the Teacher Education Program, including GPA, field experiences, and GACE tests.See College of Education Student Success Center to ensure that all certification requirements are met.


All music majors are advised in Room 3002 of the Foy Building, (912) 478-7740.