Music Education- Bachelor of Music

Two programs, both with licensure for age three through grade 12, are offered: choral/general program and instrumental music program. Both programs include 100 hours of field experiences in urban, suburban, and rural schools prior to student teaching. With successful completion of all degree requirements, a candidate applies for a State of Ohio Resident Educator License for Teaching Music, Pre-K through Grade 12. The State of Ohio has reciprocal agreements with many other states, whereby a person holding licensure in Ohio, under certain conditions, may receive licensure in other states that are part of the agreement.

Majors are assigned full-time supervised teaching during fall or spring semester of the senior year. During this semester, a student teacher cannot participate in any ensembles or carry any other academic work except with special permission of the faculty.

For information, please contact the Department of Music, 109 Presser Hall, 513-529-3014.

Program Requirements: Choral/General Program

(104 semester hours minimum)

Complete the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education or consult the Honors program requirements in the Bulletin according to your catalog year.

Complete department requirements.

Required Courses
MUS 101
MUS 102
Theory of Music
and Theory of Music
6
MUS 112Lab Choir (take twice)1,1
MUS 142A-MUS 142T4
MUS 151
MUS 152
Sightsinging and Dictation
and Sightsinging and Dictation
2
MUS 175Introduction to Music Education3
MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUS 201
MUS 202
Theory of Music
and Theory of Music
6
MUS 211
MUS 212
History of Western Music
and History of Western Music
6
MUS 221Music Technologies3
MUS 222Music Education Technology (taken concurrently with MUS 221)1
MUS 226Improving Reading through the Music Content Area3
MUS 235Lyric Diction2
MUS 242A-MUS 242T4
MUS 249Classroom Instruments: World Percussion1
MUS 251
MUS 252
Sight Singing and Dictation
and Sight Singing and Dictation
2
MUS 275Sophomore Practicum in Music Education1
MUS 342A-MUS 342T4
MUS 351Choral Techniques3
MUS 352Conducting I2
MUS 354Conducting II2
MUS 355General Music Teaching Techniques: Early Childhood and Elementary3
MUS 356Secondary General Music Techniques2
MUS 419/MUS 519Supervised Teaching in Music12
MUS 442A-MUS 442T2
MUS 456/MUS 556Vocal Pedagogy2
MUS 475Senior Practicum in Music Education3
EDP 201Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts3
EDL 204Sociocultural Studies in Education3
EDP 256Psychology of the Exceptional Learner3
Functional Piano Requirement
MUS 261Functional Piano IV (or proficiency examination required)1
Major Instrument Requirement
MUS 454/MUS 554Guitar Repertory and Pedagogy 12
Minor Applied Requirement
An applied major in piano, guitar or band/orchestral instrument is required to take four hours of class or private voice in addition to major applied study.
Recital Attendance (seven semesters)
MUS 140Recital Requirement0
Chamber Music Experience (one semester)
MUS 139Chamber Music Experience0
Large Ensemble Requirement
Select one of the following large choral ensembles each semester except semester of student teaching: 27
Collegiate Chorale
Men's Glee Club
Choraliers
Chamber Singers
Instrumental Methods Requirement
Select one of the following instrumental methods courses:1
Class Instruments (Brass)
Class Instruments (Woodwinds I)
Class Instruments (Woodwinds II)
Class Instruments (Strings I)
Class Instruments (Strings II)
Performance Requirement
Half recital in senior year0
Total Credit Hours104
1

 Guitar majors only.

2

When meeting this requirement, students must complete at least two semesters in a mixed (SATB) ensemble (i.e., Collegiate Chorale (MUS 100A) or Chamber Singers (MUS 100Q).  Piano or guitar majors must enroll as a singer in choral ensembles at least three semesters.

Background Check and Fingerprint are required once a year for all music education majors.

Admission to sophomore courses in music education contingent upon fulfillment of the following requirements: minimum overall GPA of 2.25 and minimum GPA of 2.8 in all music courses (including a maximum of one ensemble per semester).

Admission to junior courses in music education contingent upon fulfillment of the following requirements: minimum overall GPA of 2.25 and minimum GPA of 2.8 in all music courses (including a maximum of one ensemble per semester).

Admission to student teaching contingent upon fulfillment of the following requirements: minimum overall GPA of 2.25, minimum GPA of 2.80 in all music courses (including a maximum of one ensemble per semester), an ACT composite score of 21 or better or total SAT score of 930 or better; completion of the functional piano requirement; and completion of MUS 351, MUS 352, MUS 354, MUS 355 and MUS 356.

Teacher licensure in Ohio and most other states requires completion of a baccalaureate teacher licensure program, passing a licensure examination, and recommendation by the accrediting institution. It is suggested students complete licensure exams (Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age/004 and OAE Music/032) prior to graduation. To be recommended for licensure, teacher candidates must also successfully complete the Educational Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) during their student teaching. Once completed, teacher candidates should apply for licensure. Details are available in 202 McGuffey Hall. All costs associated with licensure are the responsibility of the applicant. 

It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled.

Program Requirements: Instrumental Music Program

(102 semester hours minimum)

Complete the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education or consult the Honors program requirements in the Bulletin according to your catalog year.

Complete department requirements; your fourth year semesters are interchangeable.

Required Courses
MUS 101
MUS 102
Theory of Music
and Theory of Music
6
MUS 111Lab Band (take twice)1,1
MUS 142A-MUS 142T4
MUS 151
MUS 152
Sightsinging and Dictation
and Sightsinging and Dictation
2
MUS 175Introduction to Music Education3
MUS 185The Diverse Worlds of Music3
MUS 201
MUS 202
Theory of Music
and Theory of Music
6
MUS 211
MUS 212
History of Western Music
and History of Western Music
6
MUS 221Music Technologies3
MUS 222Music Education Technology (taken concurrently with MUS 221)1
MUS 226Improving Reading through the Music Content Area3
MUS 231Class Instruments (Brass)1
MUS 232AClass Instruments (Woodwinds I)1
MUS 232BClass Instruments (Woodwinds II)1
MUS 233Class Instruments (Percussion) 11
MUS 234AClass Instruments (Strings I)1
MUS 234BClass Instruments (Strings II)1
MUS 242A-MUS 242T4
MUS 251
MUS 252
Sight Singing and Dictation
and Sight Singing and Dictation
2
MUS 275Sophomore Practicum in Music Education1
MUS 342A-MUS 342T4
MUS 345Elementary General Music for Instrumental Music Education Majors1
or MUS 355 General Music Teaching Techniques: Early Childhood and Elementary
MUS 352Conducting I2
MUS 354Conducting II2
MUS 358Marching Band Techniques 22
MUS 359Instrumental Methods- Elementary and Secondary4
MUS 419/MUS 519Supervised Teaching in Music12
MUS 442A-MUS 442T2
MUS 475Senior Practicum in Music Education3
EDL 204Sociocultural Studies in Education3
EDP 201Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts3
EDP 256Psychology of the Exceptional Learner3
Recital Attendance (seven semesters)
MUS 140Recital Requirement0
Chamber Music Experience (one semester)
MUS 139Chamber Music Experience0
Functional Piano Requirement
MUS 261Functional Piano IV (or proficiency examination required)1
Minor Applied Requirement
An applied major in piano or guitar is required to take four hours of class or private lessons in band or orchestral instrument in addition to major applied study.
Large Ensemble Requirement
Select one of the following large instrumental ensemble, in one's primary performance medium, each semester except semester of student teaching: 37
Symphony Orchestra
Marching Band
Symphony Band
Wind Ensemble
Major Choral Ensemble Requirement (one semester)
Select one of the following: 41
Collegiate Chorale
Men's Glee Club
Choraliers
Chamber Singers
Performance Requirement
Half recital in senior year while registered for 400-level applied music0
Marching Band Requirement
Wind and percussion majors must participate two semesters
Total Credit Hours102
1

Percussion majors substitute one-hour music elective course for MUS 233.

2

String instrument majors substitute MUS 433 for MUS 358. Guitar instrument majors substitute MUS 454/MUS 554 for MUS 358.

3

Entrance to each group is by audition. Piano majors may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a vocal ensemble, an instrumental ensemble, accompanying (MUS 110/MUS 120), or chamber music as a pianist. Guitar majors may fulfill the ensemble requirement through enrollment in a vocal ensemble, an instrumental ensemble, or chamber music as a guitarist.

4

In the event that a student is not selected for one of these ensembles by audition, MUS 112 will be approved as a course substitution.

Background Check and Fingerprint are required once a year for all music education majors.

Admission to sophomore courses in music education contingent upon fulfillment of the following requirements: minimum overall GPA of 2.25 and minimum GPA of 2.8 in all music courses (including a maximum of one ensemble per semester).

Admission to junior courses in music education contingent upon fulfillment of the following requirements: minimum overall GPA of 2.25 and minimum GPA of 2.8 in all music courses (including a maximum of one ensemble per semester).

Admission to student teaching contingent upon fulfillment of the following requirements: minimum overall GPA of 2.25, minimum GPA of 2.80 in all music courses (including a maximum of one ensemble per semester), an ACT composite score of 21 or better or total SAT score of 930 or better; completion of the functional piano requirement; and completion of MUS 352, MUS 354, MUS 358 (except for stringed instrument and guitar majors), and MUS 359.

Teacher licensure in Ohio and most other states requires completion of a baccalaureate teacher licensure program, passing a licensure examination, and recommendation by the accrediting institution. It is suggested students complete licensure exams (Professional Knowledge: Multi-Age/004 and OAE Music/032) prior to graduation. To be recommended for licensure, teacher candidates must also successfully complete the Educational Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) during their student teaching. Once completed, teacher candidates should apply for licensure. Details are available in 202 McGuffey Hall. All costs associated with licensure are the responsibility of the applicant.

It is the responsibility of the student to see that all university requirements are fulfilled.