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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

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


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Major code BM5107

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, professional education studies, and field work 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 student 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, electronic music, and computer labs. Many music education student choose to serve as paid instructors in the Athens Community Music School, where they can gain valuable experience teaching area children. As members of the active collegiate MENC chapter, students travel to music conventions and workshops where they participate in a variety of educational and social activities.

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.
 

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 who are currently attending Ohio University, but who wish to declare a major in music (B.A. or any of the B.M. degrees) 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

 

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


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

College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts. 

Major Hours Requirement


The Bachelor of Music major in music education: instrumental emphasis requires a minimum of 133 hours.

Aural Skills, Written Theory, Music History and Literature


Complete the following courses during freshman and sophomore years:

Aural Skills


Complete the following courses:

Written Theory


Complete the following courses:

Music History and Literature


Complete the following courses:

Class Piano


Complete the following courses:

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:

Class Voice


Complete the following course:

Instrumentation


Complete the following course:

Professional Education Courses


Complete the following courses:

Sophomore Education Block


Complete the following courses during the same semester:

Junior/Senior Year Courses


Complete the following courses:

Conducting


Complete the following courses

Psychology


Complete the following course:

Introduction to Music Education


Complete the following course:

Technology for Music Educators


Complete the following course:

Music Education Methods


Complete the following courses:

Complete one of the following courses:


Professional Internship


Complete the following courses:

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