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Music Education Requirements and Suggested Schedule

Course Requirements are as follows (Total 136 hours):

General Education, 31 hours, consisting of:
History of Western Civilization, 6 hours; English, 6 hours; General Psychology, 3 hours; Speech Communication, 3 hours; Literature Electives, 3 hours; Educational Psychology, 3 hours; Introduction to Christian Education, 3 hours; Introduction to Philosophy, 3 hours; College Study Skills, 1 hour.

Bible/Theology, 30 hours, consisting of:
Bible Survey, 6 hours; Gospels, 6 hours; Pentateuch I, 3 hours; Acts, 3 hours; Christian Beliefs, 3 hours; Theology of Holiness, 3 hours; Romans, 3 hours; Music in the Bible, 3 hours.

Professional Education, 75 hours, consisting of:
Music Theory, 12 hours; Applied Major, 9 hours; Applied Minor, 4 hours; Introduction to Music Literature, 3 hours; Music History, 6 hours; Hymnology, 2 hours; Church Music Administration, 3 hours; Principles and Advanced Conducting, 4 hours; Music Organization, 6 hours; Teaching Elementary & Junior High Music, 3 hours; Teaching Secondary Music, 3 hours; Choral Methods, 3 hours, Music Student Teaching, 8 hours; Percussion & Brass Pedagogy, 3 hours; String & Woodwind Pedagogy, 3 hours; Pedagogies, 6 hours, as follows: (The Pedagogies must be related to Major and Minor instruments.)

  • Piano Majors: Piano Pedagogy & Literature, 3 hours; Service Playing & Accompaniment, 3 hours.
  • Voice Majors: Voice Pedagogy & Literature, 3 hours
  • Other Majors may choose either the Piano or the Voice Pedagogy.

A formal recital, arranged with the music department, is required.

Those who do not pass a Music Theory qualifying examination must take MU 100 Elements of Music. MU 100 is not applicable toward the Advanced Diploma in Music.
Music students are required to be involved in a Music Organization or special assignment every semester they are on the Music Program. Placement will be determined by the Music Director

The Christian Music Education major must demonstrate superior ability in one area of music performance and will take instruction in this field every semester. This performance proficiency may be Voice, Piano, Organ, or one of the Standard Orchestral Instruments. Vocalists and instrumentalists must elect piano as their applied minor until they are able to pass the secondary piano examination. A public recital must be given during the senior year. A student must pass the theory entrance exam or make up the deficiency in course MU100 Elements of Music. The student must also prepare for an audition in their major instrument to present before the Music Faculty before entering into this program.

Normally, MU481 Music Student Teaching (8 hours) is taken the Fall term after the fourth year.

Suggested Schedule
(beginning even-numbered fall)