Bachelor of Music Education in Instrument, Choral, General/Secondary

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In addition to focusing on an instrument or voice, you can complete the Secondary Education program which leads to certification to teach preschool to grade 12 in the State of Washington. This option requires more than 12 quarters to complete at 15–16 credits per quarter and you are placed in appropriate area K-12 schools for student-teaching experience. A performance audition is required for entrance into this program.

Curriculum & Requirements
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Curriculum & Requirements

Music Education (Instrumental, Choral, General-Secondary), Bachelor of Music Education (BME)

Notes:

  • students in this program are excused from major ensemble participation during the quarter of student teaching;
  • the above option requires more than 12 quarters to complete at 15–16 credits per quarter. ​

Grade Requirement for all majors offered by the Music Department: the minimum acceptable grade for any music course required for graduation (including transferred music courses) is ≥C.

Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.
Required Non-Credit Music Components
CONVOCATION AND RECITAL ATTENDANCE
Piano Proficiency (0)
Required Music Courses
MUSC 101
MUSC 102
MUSC 103
MUSIC THEORY I
and MUSIC THEORY II
and MUSIC THEORY III
9
MUSC 104
MUSC 105
MUSC 106
SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS II
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS III
3
MUSC 121
MUSC 122
PIANO CLASS II FOR MAJORS
and PIANO CLASS III FOR MAJORS
2
MUSC 130VOICE CLASS (Vocal majors take MUSC 320)1
or MUSC 320 DICTION FOR SINGERS I
MUSC 201
MUSC 202
MUSC 203
MUSIC THEORY IV
and MUSIC THEORY V
and MUSIC THEORY VI
9
MUSC 204
MUSC 205
SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS IV
and SIGHT SINGING AND AURAL SKILLS V
2
MUSC 244MUSIC TECHNOLOGY2
MUSC 250
MUSC 251
MUSC 252
MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE I
and MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE II
and MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE III
12
MUSC 310
MUSC 312
CHORAL CONDUCTING
and ADVANCED CONDUCTING SKILLS
4
MUSC 357MUSIC IN DIVERSE CULTURES3
MUSC 441MUSIC METHODS FOR ELEMENTARY MUSIC SPECIALISTS3
MUSC 445CHORAL METH/MAT SEC SCHOOL2
MUSC 446INSTRUMENTAL METHODS/MATERIALS2
MUSC 447JAZZ ENSEMBLE METHODS/MATERIAL2
MUSC 470SENIOR RECITAL1-5
Choose the following–must be repeated7
STRINGED INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES
WOODWIND INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES
BRASS INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES
PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT TECHNIQUES
Applied Music Requirements–must be repeated12
INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
INSTRUCTION ON VOICE OR INSTRUMENT
INSTRUCTION ON VOICE OR INSTRUMENT
INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENT OR VOICE
Music Ensemble Requirements–must be repeated12
Note: string, wind and percussion majors in music education shall participate in one quarter of a major vocal ensemble. Vocal and piano majors in music education shall participate in one quarter of a major instrumental ensemble.
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Required Senior Capstone/Thesis
MUSC 491MUSIC SENIOR THESIS4
Total Credits92-96

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