Acceptance into this selective program is determined after a student has been admitted into the undergraduate Departments of Music and has approval of the advisers.
Majors in this degree program are required to complete class instrument courses as listed below. A student who principally performs on a woodwind, brass, percussion, or string instrument normally will replace one class in the category of his or her principal instrument with guitar class (by advisement). Academic electives will include courses in the natural and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
To graduate, piano principals must complete, at a minimum, Piano Level VIII. Requirements for each level appear at the end of the "Undergraduate Programs" section of the Catalog Announcements.
Prerequisite for MUS 451, 452, 458, 462 is admission to the Music Education Program (Praxis I) 3.0 G.P.A., Petition to Pursue Certification Process (see handbook). Rotation courses are offered each year and it is up to the student to consult with her/his adviser to learn which course is offered per semester. Courses: MUS 148 (World Percussion), MUS 118 (Instrumental Techniques for the Choral Music Educator), MUS 335 (Music in Latin America). MUS 499 Senior Solo Recital (45 minutes). A hearing is required. Seven semesters of lessons.
Students must register each semester for MUS 150 (Field Experiences in Music Education) until they acquire 100 hours of field experience.