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  Mar 26, 2023
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music Education - Vocal Major (MEVC), BME [Teacher Licensure]

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Liberal Arts: 47 Hours

Three hours of the Creative Spirit in the Liberal Arts Program  are met within in the requirements of the music major, and is counted below. EDFD 203 , required in place of PSY 201 , is counted below in the hours required for licensure.

Students must take MATH 151 .

Major: 53 Hours

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

* Principal Applied Studies: 7 hours

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 and are listed within the course description if applicable. 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 to take applied study until 4 semesters of 102 and 3 semesters of 302 have been successfully completed. Students may substitute 3 hours of GUI 302  or PIA 302  for VOI 302 , provided they also pass the VOI 302 proficiency before the internship semester.

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

Participation in a choral ensemble every semester is 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, Vocal/Choral, an endorsement in instrumental  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.

Remaining Bible/Electives: 6 Hours

BMIN 320  is required of all music majors. Bible is not required during the supervised teaching semester. See Bible Class Enrollment policy here. 

Total Hours: 137

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