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Music Education Vocal Emphasis

Bachelor of Music

CIP 50.0901

Download: Sample BME (vocal) Degree Plan

University Studies Requirements 35 Hours

Required Music/Music Education Courses1 - 69 Hours
 

MUS 098 Recital Attendance and Assembly(2) 

MUS 099 Transitions

MUS 116, 117, or 119 Applied Lesson(3)

(two semesters at two credits per semester)

MUS 123 Introduction to Music Education 

MUS 170 Theory I

MUS 171 Aural Skills I

MUS 172 Functional Keyboard I4

MUS 173 Theory II

MUS 174 Aural Skills II

MUS 175 Functional Keyboard II

MUS 216, 217, or 219 Applied Lesson

(two semesters at two credits per semester) 

MUS 225 English and German Diction for Singers 

MUS 226 French and Italian Diction for Singers 

MUS 270 Theory III

MUS 271 Aural Skills III

MUS 272 Functional Keyboard III

MUS 273 Theory IV

MUS 274 Aural Skills IV

MUS 275 Functional Keyboard IV

MUS 301 General Music Methods

MUS 302 Choral Methods

MUS 303 Instrumental Methods: Elementary and Middle School

MUS 316, 317, or 319 Applied Lesson

(two semesters at two credits per semester)

MUS 320 Vocal Pedagogy for the Music Educator

MUS 321 Choral Repertoire

MUS 323 Basic Conducting

MUS 327 Arranging Techniques

MUS 381 Music History and Literature I

MUS 382 Music History and Literature II

MUS 383 Music History and Literature III

MUS 392 Professional Engagement

MUS 416, 417, or 419 Applied Lesson

MUS 424 Choral Conducting

MUS 498 Senior Recital

MUS 513 Form and Analysis

Ensembles: Students are required to participate in a major ensemble involving their primary instrument concurrent with every semester of applied music study. Major ensembles for this degree include University Chorale and Concert Choir. Vocal emphasis students must complete no less that two semesters of University Chorale. Some performance areas have more specific requirements. Students should consult their advisors and applied lesson teachers for detailed requirements.

Required for Teacher Certification ................................ 29 hrs

EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education(5)

EDU 405 Introduction to Educational Measurement 

ELE 421 Student Teaching Elementary P-5, IECE 

SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools(5)

SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School 

SEC 422 Extended Practicum(6)

SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Total Curriculum Requirements .................................. 141 hrs

(1)All music education majors must successfully complete a Basic Vocal Skills Proficiency prior to enrolling in 300-level music methods courses. 2Six successful semesters of MUS 098 are required. To successfully complete the course each semester the student must gain credit for 13 approved recital attendances and have no more than one absence from required assembly programs. Attendance may be required at designated departmental recitals and/or events.

(3)A minimum of seven semesters of specified study to equal 14 hours in applied music is required as are periodic jury and proficiency examinations. A half-recital must be given in the final semester of study. Recital must be completed prior to the semester of student teaching.

(4)Students are advised into the correct section of Functional Keyboard according to demonstrated ability and achievement.

(5)EDU 405 and SEC 420 must be taken together and taken two semesters before student teaching.

(6)Must be taken one semester before student teaching.



The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.


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