The music education program provides training that empowers students to become effective teachers and performers. Through the program, students complement their knowledge, skill and talent within the field of music with the development and demonstration of creativity in performance, composition and improvisation. Courses foster an understanding of the fundamental importance of music and the arts to human expression and allow students to gain knowledge of artistic and philosophical movements in history related to music. Students put their learning to use through methods classes, student teaching, and internship and performance opportunities.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Students earning the Bachelor of Music in Music Education are required to complete 124 credit hours, which include 70 hours of music courses, 31 hours of education courses and general education requirements.

See our other Music majors.

Minor in Music
Students minoring in music are required to complete 24 credit hours, which include 10 hours of prescribed courses, six hours of music courses above the 200 level and eight hours of general music, applied music or ensemble music courses.

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Bachelor of Music in Music Education (98 hours)

Musicianship Core – Required of BA and BME majors (33 credit hours)

General Education Requirements

For Bachelor of Music students in Music Education, SOC 335 and PSY 312 will satisfy the Social and Behavioral Science requirement.

Education courses (31 credit hours)

For information on EDU 305, EDU 434, EDU 436, EDU 460, EDU 490, MUS 720, MUS 730, MUS 731 see the Education department listing.

Major Requirements (34 credit hours)

Principal Applied Study (14 credit hours) with minimum of 6 hours at the 400 level
Secondary Applied Study(ies) (3 credit hours)
Students whose principal applied study is not voice should take 3 hours of voice as secondary applied or elective.

Ensembles 7 semesters

Keyboard proficiency 

Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.

Contact Information
Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas
Head, Music Department
104 Wainwright
(919) 760-8536
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