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Music Education, B.M.


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Description


The department offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Music with a major in music education,

Courses in the literature of music, applied music and performance are offered as part of the university’s core curriculum. More specialized courses in these areas and in music theory and methods for music teachers are offered for cultural enrichment and for the professional preparation of performers and teachers. Performance organizations are open to all university students by audition. These include bands (marching, pep, symphonic, and wind ensemble), chamber ensembles (strings, winds, and vocal), choir, opera, jazz (bands and combos), and orchestra. Specific offerings depend on enrollment and availability of faculty.

NOTE: For all students entering the Bachelor of Music–Music Education degree program, any grade of C- or lower in the coursework for the major must be repeated (courses may only be repeated once).

Contact Information


132 Church Fine Arts Complex
(775) 784-6145

College of Liberal Arts Advising http://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/student-resources/academic-advising

Graduation Requirements


Total Units 138-148
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency 15 Units of Major Requirements at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 42 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 69-74 Units

 

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (36-46 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy”.

A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

NOTE : Students who place in ENG 102  are not required to complete ENG 101 .

B. Mathematics (3-6 units)


Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

C. Natural Sciences (6-8 units)


Refer to the “Natural Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Music majors will satisfy the Fine Arts requirement through the Ensemble requirement.

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


Refer to the “Capstone” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional College Requirements (0 units)


Music Education majors are exempt from the College of Liberal Arts foreign language and breadth requirements.

III. Major Requirements (102-104 units)


Entrance Audition is required.

A. Concert Requirement


B. Lower Division Applied Individual Instruction (6-8 units)


Applied music units must be on a single instrument or voice. Vocal Music Education majors may use two units of MUS 105 - Vocal Techniques  to apply toward the eight units required in lower division applied music.

C. Upper Division Applied Individual Instruction (8 units)


Upper division audition required. Applied music units must be on a single instrument or voice.

D. Piano Competency (0 units)


A piano proficiency exam must be passed at least 1 full year prior to anticipated internship.

Optional functional piano sequence:

E. Music Instruction (10 units)


G. Additional Music Courses (12 units)


I. Continuation Exam


J. Major Ensemble (4 units)


Vocal majors must take choral ensemble courses and instrumental majors must take band or orchestra courses in order to satisfy this requirement. An additional 3 units of Ensemble coursework is counted in the Core Curriculum Fine Arts section above.

K. Conducting and Senior Recital (4 units)


Choose one track from the following:

L. Music Education Practicum (6 units)


N. Additional Examination Requirements (0 units)


  • Pre-professional Skills Test (0 units)
  • PRAXIS Exam (#0113) Music Content Knowledge (0 units)
  • PRAXIS Exam (#A0524) Principles of Learning and Teaching, choose either K-6 or 7-12 version (0 units)
  • PRAXIS Exam (#0111) Music Concepts and Processes (0 units)

IV. Minor Requirements (0 units)


V. Electives (0 units)


VI. Total Units (138-148 units)


42 or more units must be in courses numbered 300 - 499.

VII. Recommended Schedule


This outline should serve as a guide for students entering the BM-ME program in fall of an even-numbered year. This IS NOT a substitute for advising. You MUST meet with the Coordinator of the Music Education program each term as you plan for the following semester.

A. First Year


Fall Semester (16-17 units)


Spring Semester (14-15 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (14-15 units)


Spring Semester (14-16 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15-17 units)


D. Fourth Year


Spring Semester (16-17 units)


E. Fifth Year


Fall Semester (14-15 units)


Spring Semester (12 units)


Note(s):

Prerequisites for supervised internship:

  • Completed a minimum of 30 units of college coursework
  • 2.74 overall GPA
  • Passing scores from either PPST or CBEST
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Short essay
  • Application

Piano Proficiency Exam - must be passed at least 1 full year prior to internship (Spring 4) at the latest.

PRAXIS II Exams - must be passed for name to be forwarded to Nevada State Department of Education for licensure
PRAXIS I: PPST or CBEST
PRAXIS II: Music: Content Knowledge
PRAXIS II: Principles of Learning & Teaching, K-6 or 7-12 versions
PRAXIS II: Music: Concepts & Processes

Note(s):


Applied study -

  • if your instrument is voice, enroll in MUS 105 - Vocal Techniques  during your first term.
  • 100-level lower division applied study (6-8 units)
  • 300-level upper division applied study (8 units)

Ensemble -

  • if your instrument is voice, piano, or guitar, enroll in a choral ensemble (Concert Choir or Chamber Choir)
  • if your instrument is wind or percussion, enroll in an instrumental ensemble (Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, or Symphony Orchestra)
  • if your instrument is violin, viola, cello, or bass, enroll in Symphony Orchestra

Functional Piano ( MUS 109 , MUS 110 , MUS 209 , MUS 210 )

  • these courses are optional and depend upon your piano skills. They will prepare you for the piano proficiency exam. This preparation can also be done through applied study.

Diction I (MUS 141 ), Diction II MUS 142 ), & Vocal Pedagogy (MUS 417 ) - you will choose two of these courses as part of your degree program.

Barrier Exam - must be passed to enroll in upper-division applied study. See your applied instructor regarding the contents of the exam.

Applying to the College of Education Teacher Preparation Program  http://www.unr.edu/education/academics - acceptance required to enroll in EDSP 411 , CTL 699B 

Deadlines: Oct 1 for Spring admission; Mar 1 for Summer admission

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