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  Dec 02, 2021
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music Education - Instrumental Major (MEIN), BME [Teacher Licensure]

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Liberal Arts: 47 Hours

MUS 101  is waived. Students must take MATH 151  and POLS 205 . EDFD 203  is required in place of PSY 201  and is counted below in the hours required for licensure.

Major: 55 Hours

Prerequisites: Passing score of 80 percent or higher on the Theory Entrance Exam or MUS 170  with a grade of “B” or better. Satisfactory performance on the Theory, Keyboard and Principal Applied Performance Evaluations in order to earn music major status.

* Principal applied study: Credit Hours - 7


Private applied instruction is offered in brass, guitar, percussion, piano, strings, voice and woodwinds. Class instruction is offered in guitar, piano and voice. Course prefixes and names are assigned according to the general nature of instruction, e.g. BRS (brass) and PIA (piano). Course may be repeated to meet major requirements.

The Music Department restricts applied enrollment through the music office.

Course fees are charged for private and class instruction. These fees are listed in the Course Fee Schedule of the catalog. They normally are non-refundable after the last day to enroll; refunds must be approved by the department chair.

Students are expected to attend all lessons and rehearsals and to engage in extensive lesson preparation. In addition to lesson and practice activities, all applied students, regardless of major, must attend and perform in a weekly departmental Studio Hour. They are also required to perform on jury examinations every semester except those in which they have performed a full recital.



* Students are required applied study until 4 semesters of 102 and 3 semesters of 302 have been successfully completed.

Leveling for MUS 171  , if needed, increases total hours by 3.

Wind and percussion players must participate in band every semester; string players must participate in orchestra every semester.

Two semesters in a choral ensemble or VOI 101  are required.

Students must take piano every semester for credit until they pass the Piano Proficiency Examination.

The student must also present a public, department-sponsored half-recital.

In addition to earning a degree in Music Education, Instrumental, an endorsement in vocal/choral  may be earned.


Students seeking teaching licensure must follow eligibility criteria for admission and retention listed in the Cannon-Clary College of Education section of the undergraduate catalog.

Electives/Remaining Bible: 4 Hours

Bible is not required during the supervised teaching semester.

Total Hours: 137

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