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BM Music Education

Statement of Purpose:

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is a professional degree that leads to eligibility for licensure to teach music in the public schools for the State of Illinois. The degree also requires passing a ten-minute juried performance on your primary instrument, called the Upper Divisional Exam, performed in front of the School of Music faculty, and usually taken at the end of the spring semester of your sophomore year. Passage of this exam permits you to continue in the degree program on schedule. Those failing are given the option of performing again the following semester, or selecting another area of specialization, such as Music Business, Liberal Arts.


Classes

An example of your registration for the first four semesters would look something like the following.

FRESHMAN - FALL SEMESTER
ENGL 101 English Composition I - (3)
MUS 030a Piano Class - (1)
MUS 036a Guitar Class or MUS 031 Voice Class - (1)
MUS 104a Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 105a Basic Harmony - (3)
MUS 102 Survey of Music Literature - (2)
MUS 140 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (1)
MUS XXX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
UCC XXX Health Elective - (2)
UNIV 101J Foundations of Inquiry: Careers in Music - (1)
TOTAL CREDITS: 16

FRESHMAN - SPRING SEMESTER
ENGL 102 English Composition II - (3)
MATH 1XX Any math 108 or above except 114 - (3)
MUS 030b Piano Class - (1)
MUS 035 Percussion Techniques - (1)
MUS 104b Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 105b Basic Harmony - (3)
MUS 140 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (1)
MUS XXX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
UCC XXX Social Science Elective - (3)
TOTAL CREDITS: 17

SOPHOMORE - FALL SEMESTER
EDUC 214 Human Development & Learning - (3)
MUS 204a Advanced Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 205a Advanced Harmony - (3)
MUS 030c Piano Class or MUS 033a Woodwind Techniques - (1)
MUS 240 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (1)
MUS 363a Diction or MUS 032 String Techniques - (1)
MUS XXX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
UCC XXX Science Group 1 - (3)
TOTAL CREDITS: 14

SOPHOMORE - SPRING SEMESTER
CMST 101 Introduction to Oral Communication - (3)
EDUC 211 Diversity in Education - (3)
MUS 030d Piano Class or MUS 033b Woodwind Techniques - (1)
MUS 204b Advanced Aural Skills - (1)
MUS 205b Advanced Harmony - (3)
MUS 240 Applied Music (Private Lessons) - (1)
MUS XXX Major Ensemble (Choir, Band, or Orch) - (1)
MUS XXX Secondary Ensemble - (1)
UCC XXX Science Group 2 - (3)
TOTAL CREDITS: 17

For more information, contact:

Dr. James Reifinger, Music Education Coordinator
School of Music
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 S. Normal Ave., Mail Code 4302
Carbondale, IL 62901
Telephone: 618-453-2843
Email: reifinger@siu.edu