Music Education B.M. (Concentration in Choral)

Degree Requirements: 132 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Group Piano I
Group Piano II
Aural Skills I
Aural Skills II
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Group Piano III
Aural Skills III
Professional Education12
Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Introduction to Special Education
Major Requirements52
Applied Music (six semesters @ 1 credit hour)
Technology in Music
Diction for Singers I
Diction for Singers II
Group Piano IV
Aural Skills IV
Introduction to Music Education
History of Music I
History of Music II
Elementary Methods and Materials in Music
Basic Conducting
Voice Pedagogy
Choral Conducting and Literature
Secondary Methods and Materials in Music
Seminar in Music Education
Student Teaching Seminar
Student Teaching in P-12 Music Education
Recital Attendance (six semesters)
Large Ensemble (six semesters @ 1 credit hour)
Select one of the following Options:4
Option I
Instrumental Methods I
Instrumental Methods II
Opera Theatre
Elective Ensemble
Option II
Percussion Methods
String Methods
Woodwind Methods
Brass Methods
Total Credit Hours132

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.


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