Music Education B.A.

Bachelor of Music Education - Music Education

College of Visual & Perf Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 72

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.75

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: All Music Degrees require 39 upper division credits

  • Keyboard principals do not take MUSI 135A-MUSI 136A but Must take MUSI 332 and MUSI 435 in addition to upper-division electives, +offered even - numbered years in autumn 
  • Keyboard/Voice - 3 credits, Orchestra principals - 2 credits

Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

1st year19
2nd year22-23
3rd year16
4th year3
3rd and 4th Year Education Department Requirements26
1st and 2nd year Education Requirements3
1st and 2nd year Ensembles4-14
3rd and 4th year Ensembles4-21
Music Required English Writing Skills3
Upper Division Writing Expectation3
Lower Division Writing Expectation3
Music Requirements for Mathematics3
Music Requirements for Modern & Classical Languages3
Music Requirements for Symbolic Systems3
Music Requirements for Expressive Arts3
Music Requirements for Literary & Artistic Studies3
Music Requirements for Historic & Cultural Studies3
Music Requirements for Social Sciences3
Music Requirements for Ethical and Human Values3
Music Requirements for Indigenous & Global Perspectives3
Music Requirements for Natural Sciences6
Total Hours139-167

1st year

Rule: See commentary

Note: 1st year requirements:

Select one of the following:2
Techs: String Inst in Class I
and Techs: String Inst in Class II
Techniques: Upper Brass
and Techniques: Lower Brass
MUSE 123Techniques: Voice1
MUSI 105Music Theory I2
MUSI 106Music Theory II2
MUSI 135AKeyboard Skills I1
MUSI 136AKeyboard Skills II1
MUSI 140Aural Perception I2
MUSI 141Aural Perception II2
MUSI 155AMarching: Grizzly Marchng Band (All BME Keyboard, Voice, and String principals required to take only one credit)1
MUSI 195Applied Study I (one credit each semester)2
MUSI 202LIntro to Music Literature3
Total Hours19

Minimum Required Grade: C-


2nd year

Rule: See commentary

Note: 2nd year BME classes required:

  • MUSI 295 1 credit each semester for a total of 2 credits 2nd year.
  • Also required for 2nd year MUSE 120-MUSE 121 or MUSE 274, MUSE 275 for a total of 2 credits.
  • In the second year of classes MUSI 296 Upper Division Required Performance must be completed to move on to upper division classes.
  • Apply for admission to Teacher Education Program during second year.
  • String Voice, and Piano principals required to take only 1 credit of MUSI 155A.
Select one of the following:2
Techs: String Inst in Class I
and Techs: String Inst in Class II
Techniques: Upper Brass
Techniques: Lower Brass
MUSE 272Techniqus: Flute & Single Reed1
MUSE 273Techniques: Double Reed1
MUSI 155AMarching: Grizzly Marchng Band (String Voice, and Piano principals required to take only one credit)0-1
MUSI 195Applied Study I (one credit each semester)2
MUSI 205Music Theory III2
MUSI 206Music Theory IV2
MUSI 235Keyboard Skills III1
MUSI 236Keyboard Skills IV1
MUSI 240Aural Perception III2
MUSI 241Aural Perception IV2
MUSI 296Piano Prof Assessment0
MUSI 301HMusic History I3
MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours22-23

Minimum Required Grade: C-


3rd year

Rule: All courses required

Note: Required for 3rd year BME study:

  • MUSI 395 1 credit for Fall semester the third year.
  • MUSI 102A for 1 credit Spring semester the third year.
MUSE 126Techs: Percussn Instruments I1
MUSE 127Techs: Percussn Instruments II1
MUSE 333Gen Music Methods & Materls I2
MUSE 334Gen Music Methods & Materls II2
MUSE 497Methods: Choral & Literature2
MUSI 102APerformance Study (one credit Spring semester)1
MUSI 335Instrumental Conducting2
MUSI 336Choral Conducting2
MUSI 395Applied Study III (one credit for Fall semester)1
MUSI 440Orchestration2
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-


4th year

Rule: All courses required

Note: Required for 4th year BME study: MUSI 102A one credit Fall semester for the fourth year study.

All students majoring in music are required to attend in a minimum of 100 approved recitals/concerts prior to graduation. During the 4th year in an undergraduate degree program and upon completion of this requirement, students should register for MUSI 388, 0 cr.

MUSE 425Technology and Materials2
MUSI 102APerformance Study (one credit Fall semester)1
MUSI 388Concert Attendance UM0
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


3rd and 4th Year Education Department Requirements

Rule: All courses required

Note: Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program to take Education courses. See the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. EDU 494 is taken for 1 credit and EDU 495 is taken for 14 credits. These two education classes are taken the last semester of study.

EDU 202Early Field Experience1
EDU 221Ed Psych & Measuremnt3
EDU 345Excptnlty & Clsrm Mgmt3
EDU 395Clinical Experience1
EDU 407EEthics & Policy Issues3
EDU 494Seminar:Refl Pract & App Rsrch (take the last semester of study)1
EDU 495Student Teaching (take the last semester of study)14
Total Hours26

Minimum Required Grade: C-


1st and 2nd year Education Requirements

Rule: Course required

Note: Apply for Admission to Teacher Education Program during second year

Minimum Required Grade: C-


1st and 2nd year Ensembles

Rule: All courses required

Note: Ensembles - MUSI 108A-MUSI 114A, MUSI 162A (guitar principals only),MUSI 191  (piano principals only), required one credit each semester for two credits each year. 

All majors seeking an undergraduate degree in music and who are registered for 5 or more credits must participate in an ensemble specified by their degree curriculum each semester of residence of the regular school year. (See specific curricula for maximum ensemble credits applicable toward minimum degree requirements.)

Majors whose principal performance area is wind/percussion must register for:

Select one of the following sections:1
Section 1, Symphonic Wind Ensemble:
Band: UM Concert Band
Section 2, University Concert Band:
Band: UM Concert Band
Section 1, University Orchestra, if designated by the Director, every semester:
Orchestra: UMSO
Total Hours1

String majors must register for:

  • MUSI 108A section 1, University Orchestra, every semester.

B.M.E. voice majors must take a minimum of:

  • 6 credits in MUSI 112A (section 1 (University Choir)

Ensemble requirements for piano and organ are listed separately for each curriculum.

MUSI 108AOrchestra: UMSO1
MUSI 110AOpera Theatre I1
MUSI 112AChoir1
MUSI 114ABand: UM Concert Band1
MUSI 162AChamber Ensembles I (guitar principals only)1
MUSI 191Special / Experimental Courses (piano principals only)1-9
Total Hours6-14

Minimum Required Grade: C-


3rd and 4th year Ensembles

Rule: All courses required

Note: MUSI 308-MUSI 114A,  MUSI 362A (guitar principals only), MUSI 391  (piano principals only), 1 credit each semester for a total of two credits the third year. 4th year 1credit fall semester.

MUSI 308Orchestras II: UM1
MUSI 310Opera Theatre II1
MUSI 312Choir III1-8
MUSI 314Band III: UM Concert Band1
MUSI 362Chmbr Ens III: UM (guitar principals only)1
MUSI 491Special / Experimental Courses (piano principals only)1-9
Total Hours6-21

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Music Required English Writing Skills

Rule: All courses required

WRIT 101College Writing I3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Writing Expectation

Rule: One course for 3 credits required

Note: You should take a 400 level (415, 416 or 417) Music History writing class to satisfy the upper-division writing expectation for 3 credits.

Select one of the following:3
Music 20th Century to Present
Topics in Music History
Cultural Studies in Music
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Lower Division Writing Expectation

Rule: All courses required

MUSI 302HMusic History II3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Mathematics

Rule: All courses required

Note: M course 100 or above 

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Modern & Classical Languages

Rule: All courses required

Note: Exception to Modern and Classical Language Requirement-Symbolic Systems - MUSI 105, MUSI 106, MUSI 140, MUSI 141 

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Symbolic Systems

Rule: All courses required

Note: The competency for Symbolic Systems is also satisfied within the music major curriculum. MUSI 302H satisfies your lower-division writing requirement.

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Expressive Arts

Rule: All courses required

Note: A Courses - (min. of 3 credits) Ensembles taken each semester satisfy this requirement. 

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Literary & Artistic Studies

Rule: All courses required

Note: Literary and Artistic Studies - L Courses - (min. of 3 credits) MUSI 202L taken in the 1st year satisfies this requirement.

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Historic & Cultural Studies

Rule: All courses required

Note: Historical and Cultural Studies and American and European Perspectives - H/Y Course - (min. of 3 credits) MUSI 301H - MUSI 302H taken in the 2nd year satisfy this requirement.

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Music Requirements for Social Sciences

Rule: All courses required

Note: Social Sciences - S Courses - (min. of 3 credits)

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Ethical and Human Values

Rule: All courses required

Note: Ethical and Human Values - E Courses - (min. of 3 credits) EDU 407E taken the 3rd or 4th year satisfies this requirement.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Indigenous & Global Perspectives

Rule: All courses required

Note: Indigenous and Global Perspectives - X Courses - (min. of 3 credits) A Native American Studies Course with an X is required for Education Degree. NASX 105H is recommended.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

3 Total Credits Required


Music Requirements for Natural Sciences

Rule: All courses required

Note: Natural Science - N Courses - 6 credits, choice made from course catalog credits required and at least one course must include a lab experience

Minimum Required Grade: C-

6 Total Credits Required