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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Music Education Major: Choral Emphasis (B.Mus.)


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Major code BM5106

College of Fine Arts  
School of Music  
Glidden Hall 440
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4244
Fax: 740.593.4255

Christopher Hayes, contact person

Program Overview

Students who major in music education choose an emphasis in either choral or instrumental music. The curriculum provides a balanced program of applied music, theoretical studies, teacher candidacy studies, and fieldwork experiences. Emphasis is upon contemporary music education with training and experiences designed to meet the varying needs of today’s schools.

Music education students at Ohio University receive intense musical training on their chosen instrument or voice, and participate in the performing ensembles. They study music history, literature, theory, and conducting. Methods courses help students develop teaching skills in a variety of settings from marching, concert, and jazz bands, to elementary classroom and high school choral music. Students also learn about modern technology in education as they work in the School’s keyboard and electronic music labs. Many music education students choose to serve as paid instructors in the Athens Community Music School, where they can gain valuable experience teaching community members. As members of the active collegiate National Association for Music Education (NAFME) chapter, students travel to music conventions and workshops where they participate in a variety of educational and social activities.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

All undergraduates, whether prospective freshmen or transfer students, are required to audition for admission to the degree programs offered by the School of Music. In general, students may not pursue coursework in the major until they have successfully auditioned and been admitted to a music degree program.

Change of Program Policy

Students currently attending Ohio University who wish to declare a major in music are required to audition for admission to the School of Music before they may declare the major.

External Transfer Admission

All undergraduates, whether prospective freshmen or transfer students, are required to audition for admission to the degree programs offered by the School of Music. In general, students may not pursue coursework in the major until they have successfully auditioned and been admitted to a music degree program.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students completing the undergraduate program receive the Bachelor of Music degree in music education with Ohio licensure to teach music K-12. A reciprocity license contract with 30 additional states is currently in effect.

Students with Bachelor of Music degrees in music education also often continue graduate work at respected institutions across the country, either in music education or in related fields such as music performance, arts management, and others.

Requirements

Major Hours Requirement


The Bachelor of Music major in music education: choral emphasis requires a minimum of 136 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education


View the Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education .

Music Education GPA Requirement


You must have a 2.75 or higher GPA on all music education major courses.

Pre-Teacher Candidacy for Music


Complete the following courses with a C (2.0) grade or better in each:

Aural Skills, Music Theory, and Music History and Literature


Complete the following courses during freshman and sophomore years:

Music Theory


Complete the following courses:

Music History and Literature


Complete the following courses:

Class Piano


Complete the following courses:

At the discretion of the piano faculty, students with prior piano background, may take 4 semesters of:


Or complete a combination of class piano (MUS 1410,1420,2410,2420) and applied piano for 4 semesters:


Ensemble


Complete 7 semesters of large ensemble for 1 hour every semester. Music education majors must perform in a large ensemble every semester in residence. See School of Music Undergraduate Handbook for ensembles appropriate to the principal instrument and major.

Performance Lab


Complete 6 semesters of the following course:

Principal Instrument or Voice


Complete 2 hours per semester for 6 semesters on appropriate applied instrument or voice for major. See School of Music Undergraduate Handbook for guidelines regarding attaining senior status.

World Music


Complete the following course:

Choral Arranging


Complete the following course:

Vocal Pedagogy


Complete the following course:

Conducting


Complete the following coures with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each:

Teacher Candidacy Courses


Complete the following courses with a 3.0 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each. Technology for educators and music methods courses are included in the 3.0 overall GPA requirement for teacher candidacy courses:

Sophomore Education Block


Complete the following courses during the same semester:

Junior Education Block


Complete the following courses during the same semester:

Junior/Senior Year Courses


Complete the following courses:

Technology for Music Educators


Complete the following course with a grade of C (2.0) or better. The technology for educators course is included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for professional education courses:

Music Education Methods


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each. Music methods courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for professional education courses:

Professional Internship


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher in EDPL 4650:

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