Music programs

As a music major, you’ll study both historic and modern traditions and perform a variety of Western and non-Western music. We pursue excellence in the study, practice and performance of each piece of music, so you’ll be challenged and encouraged by your professors, peers and private tutors as you scale new heights with your musical ability and artistry.

Music Education - Secondary Endorsement

Students majoring in secondary music education must complete the requirements of the secondary education program (see education department listing for requirements), the requirements of the music major, and the courses in instrumental and/or vocal music listed below:

Instrumental music
Class or private instruction in major instrumental area: 2 credits
Class or private instruction in secondary instrumental area: 2 credits
Ensemble participation: 1 credit
MUS 215 - Survey of Instrumental Literature
MUS 302 - Advanced Conducting
MUS 303 - Orchestration
MUS 309 - Teaching Instrumental Music
MUS 325 - Recital
*Choose three courses: 3
MUS 224 - Methods of Teaching Brass Instruments
MUS 225 - Methods of Teaching Woodwind Instruments
MUS 226 - Methods of Teaching Percussion Instruments
MUS 227 - Methods of Teaching String Instruments
Total credits required: 17

Vocal music
Class or private instruction in voice: 2 credits
Ensemble participation: 1 credit
MUS 217 - Vocal Pedagogy
MUS 218 - Vocal Diction
MUS 219 - Survey of Choral Literature
MUS 220 - Survey of Vocal Literature
MUS 302 - Advanced Conducting
MUS 307 - Teaching Elementary Vocal Music
MUS 308 - Teaching Secondary Vocal Music
MUS 325 - Recital
Total credits required: 17

Notes:

*Those specializing in band must choose 224, 225 and 226

*Those specializing in orchestra must choose 227 and two other courses

Students desiring certification in both instrumental and vocal music education must complete 2 credits in their major instrumental area and 2 credits in voice.