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Music Requirements

Type of degrees awarded:

  • B.A. in Music
  • B.A. in Music with a concentration in Fine Arts Management
  • B.M. in Music Education
  • B.M. in Performance (Voice or Piano)
  • A.A. with a concentration in Music

Requirements for the major in Music (B.A.): 31 s.h. of MUS 107, 108, 161, 162, 207, 208, 260, 261, 262, 311, 313, 361, 419, and two of the following: MUS 464, 465, or 466. Continuous enrollment in applied music is required. Continuous enrollment in ensemble is required.

Requirements for the major in Music with a concentration in Fine Arts Management (B.A.): 17 s.h. of MUS 107, 108, 161, 162, 260, 311, 313, 386, 419, and two of the following: MUS 464, 465, or 466. A minimum of one year of continuous enrollment in an instrument or voice (4 s.h. minimum); continuous enrollment in ensemble; ARH 151; THE 162; ACC 251; BUS 225, 343 and 345; MKT 251 and 380.

Requirements for the major in Music Performance (B.M.) (Voice or Piano): 31 s.h. of MUS 107, 108, 161, 162, 207, 208, 260, 261, 262, 311, 313, 361, 419, and two of the following: MUS 464, 465, or 466. To be accepted as a candidate for a B.M. in Performance, the student must audition successfully no later than the end of the second semester. Continuous enrollment in the major instrument is required. Continuous enrollment in ensemble is required. Vocal performance majors must take Music 165 and 265. A full recital and a half recital are required.


The major in Music Education (B.M.)

The Methodist University Department of Music aspires to prepare talented individuals to meet the challenges of teaching choral, instrumental and general music in the 21st Century, and encourages growth in its students in the areas of teaching, musicianship and critical thinking. Music education majors take courses in education and an area of concentration: vocal or instrumental. The field experiences and clinical practice are designed to ensure candidates develop knowledgeable skills and dispositions as delineated in the NCDPI Programs Approval Standards.

Coordinator:

Requirements: 34 s.h. of MUS 107, 108, 109, 161, 162, 207, 208, 209, 219, 260, 261, 262, 301, 303, 304, 311, 313, 361, 419, and one of the following: MUS 464, 465, or 466. To be accepted as a candidate for a B.M. in Music Education, the student must audition successfully no later than the end of the fourth semester. Continuous enrollment in the major instrument (voice or piano) is required. For students whose major instrument is not piano, satisfactory completion of the Piano Proficiency Exam is required. For students whose major instrument is not voice, a minimum of two semesters of voice lessons are required. Continuous enrollment in ensemble is required. Enrollment in applied music and ensemble is not required during the student teaching semester. The Piano Proficiency Exam must be successfully completed prior to the student teaching semester; EDU 342, 410 and 418 plus additional requirements of the Department of Education; a half recital in the major instrument (prior to the student teaching semester.) Click here to visit the Teacher Education Program. Click here to download the Music Education brochure.


Requirements for the minor: 20 s.h. in music courses, including MUS 107, 108, 161, 162, 260, plus nine hours in applied music and/or ensemble, selected in consultation with the Department Head.

Requirements for the A.A. concentration in Music: 20 s.h. in music courses, including MUS 107, 108, 161, 162, 260, plus nine hours in applied music and/or ensemble, selected in consultation with the Department Head.

Writing-Enrichment Course: MUS 313

Computer Intensive Course: MUS 465

Requirements for teacher licensure only: (Coordinator: Students will be granted "licensure only" when they have at least a bachelor's degree and have met the requirements under the Secondary Education and Special Subjects (K-12) section of the Education Department; competency equal to a grade of C or better in the following courses: MUS 262, 301, 303, 304, 311, 313, and 465, plus study in applied music until the piano proficiency exam is passed and presentation of a half-recital. Students must also have ensemble experience equal to at least seven semesters.

 

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