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.

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 (33 credit hours)MUS – 100Elementary Theory & Composition (3 cr.)
MUS – 101Elementary Theory & Composition (3 cr.)
MUS – 202Advanced Theory & Composition (3 cr.)
MUS – 203Advanced Theory & Composition (3 cr.)
MUS – 140Elementary Keyboard Harmony I (1 cr.)
MUS – 141Elementary Keyboard Harmony II (1 cr.)
MUS – 242Intermediate Keyboard Harmony I (1 cr.)
MUS – 243Intermediate Keyboard Harmony II (1 cr.)
MUS – 150Elementary Ear-Training (1 cr.)
MUS – 151Elementary Ear-Training (1 cr.)
MUS – 252Intermediate Ear-Training (1 cr.)
MUS – 253Intermediate Ear-Training (1 cr.)
MUS – 215Music Literature (3 cr.)
MUS – 295Sophomore Assessment Conference (0 cr.)
MUS – 300Conducting (2 cr.)
MUS – 301Conducting Workshop (1 cr.)
MUS – 315History of Musical Styles and Structure: Antiquity -1750 (3 cr.)
MUS – 316History of Musical Styles and Structure: 1750 to the Present (3 cr.)
MUS – 010Recital Seminar/Repertoire Class (0 cr.)
(7* – 8 Semesters. * Music Education majors)
Keyboard Proficiency

From the General Education RequirementsFor 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)MUS – 720Materials and Methods in Elementary Schools (2 cr.)
MUS – 730Secondary Choral Methods and Materials (2 cr.)
MUS – 731Secondary Instrumental Methods and Materials (2 cr.)
EDU – 232Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU – 234Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU – 305Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)
EDU – 434Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
EDU – 436Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
EDU – 460Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
EDU – 490Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)

Major Requirements (34 credit hours)MUA – 090String and Percussion Techniques (2 cr.)
MUA – 091Brass and Woodwind Techniques (2 cr.)
MUS – 010Recital Seminar/Repertoire Class (0 cr.)
MUS – 305Arranging for Instruments and Voices (3 cr.)
MUS – 494Seminar in Music Literature (2 cr.)
Principal Applied Study (14 credit hours)
(Minimum 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
MUA – 491Graduation Recital (B.A. or Music Education Majors) (1 cr.)
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
jornellas@meredith.edu
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