Music Department - Music Education (Instrumental)

BS Music Education - Instrumental certification (K-12): 49 total hours

The Music Education (instrumental) major is designed for students who want to teach public school music. In addition to the required music courses, students must complete the professional education courses listed in the college catalog.

  • All Music Education students must pass a piano proficiency exam.
  • Instrumental students may obtain a choral certificate by taking an additional 14 hours in the choral certification area.
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER CREDIT
MU 110 Class Piano I Fall 1
MU 111 Class Piano II Spring 1
MU 145: Brass
MU 146: Strings
MU 147: Piano
MU 148: Woodwind
MU 149: Percussion

Applied Lessons (6 total hrs.)
(4 hours primary instrument)

(2 hours from two secondary instruments)

**students are encouraged to study all instrument groups

Fall/Spring 1
MU 178: Concert Band Ensemble Work (4 total hrs)
**majors must participate in a music ensemble every semester
Fall/Spring 1
MU 209 Brass Techniques Fall 2
MU 210 String Techniques Spring 1
MU 211 Woodwind Techniques Spring 2
MU 215 Percussion Techniques Fall 1
MU 250 Music Theory I Spring 3
MU 251 Music Theory II Fall 3
MU 252 Aural Training I
(taken with MU 250)
Spring 1
MU 253 Aural Training II
(taken with MU 251)
Fall 1
MU 320 Music Theory III Spring 3
MU 321 Music Theory IV Fall 3
MU 350 Conducting I Fall even 2
MU 352 Conducting II Spring even 2
MU 370 Music History I Fall odd 3
MU 371 Music History II Spring odd 3
MU 380 Instrumental Arranging Spring odd 2
MU 450 Senior Assessment Spring 1
MU 460 Methods for Teaching Elem Sch Music Fall 2
MU 462 Methods for Teaching Mid/Sec Sch Music Fall 2