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The department of Music is located in Steel Building.

The Bachelor of Music Education Program is a five‐year program (150 semester hours) designed to qualify graduates for the teaching of music as specialists in elementary and secondary school music. Upon the completion of this program, a student will qualify for a Prince Edward Island Teaching Certificate 5. Bachelor of Music Education students who wish to specialize in grades K-6 are advised, when choosing arts or science electives, to select from a variety of areas. Bachelor of Music Education students who wish to specialize in grades 7-12 are advised, when choosing arts or science electives, to elect an area in which they are prepared to continue at least to the 3000 level, to provide them with a second teaching area.

Application Process

At the end of the second year of study, students wishing to complete the Bachelor of Music Education program must submit a letter of application to the Chair of the Music Department outlining why they consider the field of music education to be an appropriate career path, and why they feel they would be good teachers. The music education faculty will interview the applicants to determine their suitability for this program. Students must have an overall average of 70% and a music average of 75% in the second year of study and must maintain those minima in order to continue in the BMusEd program.

The Bachelor of Music Education Program is a five-year program (150 semester hours) designed to qualify graduates for the teaching of music as specialists in elementary and secondary school music. Upon the completion of this program, a student will qualify for a Prince Edward Island Teaching Certificate 5. Bachelor of Music Education students who wish to specialize in grades K-6 are advised, when choosing non-music electives, to select from a variety of areas. Bachelor of Music Education students who wish to specialize in grades 7-12 are advised, when choosing non-music electives, to elect an area in which they are prepared to continue at least to the 3000 level, to provide them with a second teaching area.

Want more information about Music Education? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
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Careers:
  • Conductor
  • Music Educator
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Therapist
  • Private Instructor
The department of Music is located in Steel Building.

Year 1 (common to both Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education Programs)

  Semester hours of credit
Music 1130-1140 Theory 6
Music 1150, 1170 Aural Skills 6
Music 1230-1240 Music and Culture 6
Music 1310-1320 Major Instrument or Voice 6
Non-Music Electives 6
Total 30

NOTE, ENSEMBLE REQUIREMENTS: All students enrolled in a music program must satisfactorily complete the requirements for participation in a minimum of six full-year ensembles for the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education Degrees as follows:

  • Brass/Woodwind/Percussion majors - 2 years Concert Choir, 4 years Wind Symphony
  • Piano majors - 4 years Concert Choir, 2 years Collaborative Piano*
  • Voice majors - 4 years Concert Choir, 2 years Diction Lab & 2 years chamber Singers
  • Jazz & Classical Guitar majors - 2 years Concert Choir, 4 years of another recognized ensemble**
  • String majors - 4 years Concert Choir, 2 years of another recognized ensemble**

* Pianists are required to take Collaborative Piano as their ensemble in lieu of large ensembles unless they are performing as pianist in those large ensembles. Placement is at the discretion of faculty.
** Possible ensembles include the UPEI Jazz Ensemble, UPEI Percussion Ensemble, UPEI Wind Symphony; or a community ensemble for which permission must be granted by the Department Chair. The community ensemble will be titled "Recognized Ensemble" on students' transcripts.

Unless the ensemble requirement is fulfilled, graduation will be denied.

Year II (common to both Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education Programs)

  Semester hours of credit
Music 2130-2140 Theory 6
Music 2150, 2170 Aural Skills 6
Music 2230 Music and Culture 3
Music 2310-2320 Major Instrument or Voice 6
Music Elective 3
Non-Music Electives 6
Total 30

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I).

Year III - Bachelor of Music Education

  Semester hours of credit
Music 3310-3320 Major Instrument or Voice 6
Music 3530-3540 Elementary Music Education Methods 4
Music Education Electives 6
Music Electives (may include Music Education courses) 6
Non-Music Electives 9
Total 31

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I). 

Year IV - Bachelor of Music Education

  Semester hours of credit
Music 4310-4320 Major Instrument or Voice 6
Music 4530-4540 Secondary Music Education Methods 4
Music 4620 Teaching Internship I 3
Music Education Elective 2
Non-Music Electives 6
Total 21

For Elementary (K-6) and Secondary (7-12) - Year 4

ENGLISH - any THREE of the following 

  • Education 4030 Arts and Social Transformation
  • Education 4040/4050/4310 as a block (Curriculum Planning/Creating a Climate for learning/Differentiated Instruction
  • Education 4110 Learners and Learning
  • Education 4150 Inclusive Classroom (Secondary only)
  • Education 4660 Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Education 4820 Assessment and Evaluation
  • Education 5820 Assessment of individual learners

For Elementary (K-6) & Secondary (7-12) - Year 4

FRENCH - any THREE of the following courses (9 semester hours):

  • Education 4030 Integration des arts
  • Education 4110 Learners and Learning
  • Education 4150 Inclusion et differenciation
  • Education 4040/4050/4060 as a block (Planification/Gestion de classe/Comprendre la sante sociale)
  • Education 4820 Evaluation en salle de classe

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I).

Year V - Bachelor of Music Education

  Semester hours of credit
Music 4550-4560 Conducting 4
Music 4640 Teaching Internship II 3
Music Education Electives 7
Music Electives 6
Non-Music Electives 3
Total 23

Students are required to take two (3 credits each) Education methods courses. Students may take these courses in English or French and specialize in either Elementary or Secondary using the following guidelines.

For Elementary (ENGLISH): One of the following pairs:  

A. Education 4320/4330 Primary/Elementary Languages and Literacies I & II
B. Education 4230-4280 Primary/Elementary
C. Education 4450 - Primary/Elementary Science (3 semester hours) and one other primary/elementary subject method course (part I only) (3 semester hours)
D. Education 4540 Primary/Elementary Social Studies) and One other primary/elementary subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)

For Elementary (FRENCH): one of the following pairs:

A. Education 4230-4280 - Primary/Elementary Mathematics I & II (6 semester hours)
B. Education 4450 - Primary/Elementary Science (3 semester hours) and one other primary/elementary subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)
C. Education 4540 - Primary/Elementary Social Studies (3 semester hours) and one other primary/elementary subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)
D. Education 4880-4890 Littératie I and II (6 semester hours)

For Secondary (ENGLISH OR FRENCH*) one of the following pairs:

A. Education 4260-4270 Intermediate/Senior Mathematics I & II (6 semester hours)
B. Education 4360-4370 Intermediate/Senior English I & II (6 semester hours)
C. Education 4460-4470 Intermediate/Senior Science I & II (6 semester hours)
D. Education 4560-4570 Intermediate/Senior Social Studies I & II (6 semester hours)
E. Education 4760 French Methods I (3 semester hours) and one other intermediate/senior subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)
F. Education 4860 Didactique du français langue seconde: Une Introduction (3 semester hours) and one other intermediate/senior subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)

Want more information about Music Education? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
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Last Name:
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Careers:
  • Conductor
  • Music Educator
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Therapist
  • Private Instructor
The department of Music is located in Steel Building.
  • Frances M. Gray, Professor Emerita
  • F. Alan Reesor, Professor Emeritus
  • Andrew M. Zinck, Associate Professor, Chair
  • Karem J. Simon, Professor
  • Gregory B. Irvine, Associate Professor
  • Sung Ha Shin-Bouey, Associate Professor
  • Richard Covey, Lecturer
  • G. David Shephard, Lecturer
Overview

The Bachelor of Music Education Program is a five‐year program (150 semester hours) designed to qualify graduates for the teaching of music as specialists in elementary and secondary school music. Upon the completion of this program, a student will qualify for a Prince Edward Island Teaching Certificate 5. Bachelor of Music Education students who wish to specialize in grades K-6 are advised, when choosing arts or science electives, to select from a variety of areas. Bachelor of Music Education students who wish to specialize in grades 7-12 are advised, when choosing arts or science electives, to elect an area in which they are prepared to continue at least to the 3000 level, to provide them with a second teaching area.

Application Process

At the end of the second year of study, students wishing to complete the Bachelor of Music Education program must submit a letter of application to the Chair of the Music Department outlining why they consider the field of music education to be an appropriate career path, and why they feel they would be good teachers. The music education faculty will interview the applicants to determine their suitability for this program. Students must have an overall average of 70% and a music average of 75% in the second year of study and must maintain those minima in order to continue in the BMusEd program.

The Bachelor of Music Education Program is a five-year program (150 semester hours) designed to qualify graduates for the teaching of music as specialists in elementary and secondary school music. Upon the completion of this program, a student will qualify for a Prince Edward Island Teaching Certificate 5. Bachelor of Music Education students who wish to specialize in grades K-6 are advised, when choosing non-music electives, to select from a variety of areas. Bachelor of Music Education students who wish to specialize in grades 7-12 are advised, when choosing non-music electives, to elect an area in which they are prepared to continue at least to the 3000 level, to provide them with a second teaching area.

Course Structure

Year 1 (common to both Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education Programs)

  Semester hours of credit
Music 1130-1140 Theory 6
Music 1150, 1170 Aural Skills 6
Music 1230-1240 Music and Culture 6
Music 1310-1320 Major Instrument or Voice 6
Non-Music Electives 6
Total 30

NOTE, ENSEMBLE REQUIREMENTS: All students enrolled in a music program must satisfactorily complete the requirements for participation in a minimum of six full-year ensembles for the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education Degrees as follows:

  • Brass/Woodwind/Percussion majors - 2 years Concert Choir, 4 years Wind Symphony
  • Piano majors - 4 years Concert Choir, 2 years Collaborative Piano*
  • Voice majors - 4 years Concert Choir, 2 years Diction Lab & 2 years chamber Singers
  • Jazz & Classical Guitar majors - 2 years Concert Choir, 4 years of another recognized ensemble**
  • String majors - 4 years Concert Choir, 2 years of another recognized ensemble**

* Pianists are required to take Collaborative Piano as their ensemble in lieu of large ensembles unless they are performing as pianist in those large ensembles. Placement is at the discretion of faculty.
** Possible ensembles include the UPEI Jazz Ensemble, UPEI Percussion Ensemble, UPEI Wind Symphony; or a community ensemble for which permission must be granted by the Department Chair. The community ensemble will be titled "Recognized Ensemble" on students' transcripts.

Unless the ensemble requirement is fulfilled, graduation will be denied.

Year II (common to both Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education Programs)

  Semester hours of credit
Music 2130-2140 Theory 6
Music 2150, 2170 Aural Skills 6
Music 2230 Music and Culture 3
Music 2310-2320 Major Instrument or Voice 6
Music Elective 3
Non-Music Electives 6
Total 30

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I).

Year III - Bachelor of Music Education

  Semester hours of credit
Music 3310-3320 Major Instrument or Voice 6
Music 3530-3540 Elementary Music Education Methods 4
Music Education Electives 6
Music Electives (may include Music Education courses) 6
Non-Music Electives 9
Total 31

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I). 

Year IV - Bachelor of Music Education

  Semester hours of credit
Music 4310-4320 Major Instrument or Voice 6
Music 4530-4540 Secondary Music Education Methods 4
Music 4620 Teaching Internship I 3
Music Education Elective 2
Non-Music Electives 6
Total 21

For Elementary (K-6) and Secondary (7-12) - Year 4

ENGLISH - any THREE of the following 

  • Education 4030 Arts and Social Transformation
  • Education 4040/4050/4310 as a block (Curriculum Planning/Creating a Climate for learning/Differentiated Instruction
  • Education 4110 Learners and Learning
  • Education 4150 Inclusive Classroom (Secondary only)
  • Education 4660 Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Education 4820 Assessment and Evaluation
  • Education 5820 Assessment of individual learners

For Elementary (K-6) & Secondary (7-12) - Year 4

FRENCH - any THREE of the following courses (9 semester hours):

  • Education 4030 Integration des arts
  • Education 4110 Learners and Learning
  • Education 4150 Inclusion et differenciation
  • Education 4040/4050/4060 as a block (Planification/Gestion de classe/Comprendre la sante sociale)
  • Education 4820 Evaluation en salle de classe

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I).

Year V - Bachelor of Music Education

  Semester hours of credit
Music 4550-4560 Conducting 4
Music 4640 Teaching Internship II 3
Music Education Electives 7
Music Electives 6
Non-Music Electives 3
Total 23

Students are required to take two (3 credits each) Education methods courses. Students may take these courses in English or French and specialize in either Elementary or Secondary using the following guidelines.

For Elementary (ENGLISH): One of the following pairs:  

A. Education 4320/4330 Primary/Elementary Languages and Literacies I & II
B. Education 4230-4280 Primary/Elementary
C. Education 4450 - Primary/Elementary Science (3 semester hours) and one other primary/elementary subject method course (part I only) (3 semester hours)
D. Education 4540 Primary/Elementary Social Studies) and One other primary/elementary subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)

For Elementary (FRENCH): one of the following pairs:

A. Education 4230-4280 - Primary/Elementary Mathematics I & II (6 semester hours)
B. Education 4450 - Primary/Elementary Science (3 semester hours) and one other primary/elementary subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)
C. Education 4540 - Primary/Elementary Social Studies (3 semester hours) and one other primary/elementary subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)
D. Education 4880-4890 Littératie I and II (6 semester hours)

For Secondary (ENGLISH OR FRENCH*) one of the following pairs:

A. Education 4260-4270 Intermediate/Senior Mathematics I & II (6 semester hours)
B. Education 4360-4370 Intermediate/Senior English I & II (6 semester hours)
C. Education 4460-4470 Intermediate/Senior Science I & II (6 semester hours)
D. Education 4560-4570 Intermediate/Senior Social Studies I & II (6 semester hours)
E. Education 4760 French Methods I (3 semester hours) and one other intermediate/senior subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)
F. Education 4860 Didactique du français langue seconde: Une Introduction (3 semester hours) and one other intermediate/senior subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)

Faculty
  • Frances M. Gray, Professor Emerita
  • F. Alan Reesor, Professor Emeritus
  • Andrew M. Zinck, Associate Professor, Chair
  • Karem J. Simon, Professor
  • Gregory B. Irvine, Associate Professor
  • Sung Ha Shin-Bouey, Associate Professor
  • Richard Covey, Lecturer
  • G. David Shephard, Lecturer

Overview

The Bachelor of Music Education Program is a five‐year program (150 semester hours) designed to qualify graduates for the teaching of music as specialists in elementary and secondary school music. Upon the completion of this program, a student will qualify for a Prince Edward Island Teaching Certificate 5. Bachelor of Music Education students who wish to specialize in grades K-6 are advised, when choosing arts or science electives, to select from a variety of areas. Bachelor of Music Education students who wish to specialize in grades 7-12 are advised, when choosing arts or science electives, to elect an area in which they are prepared to continue at least to the 3000 level, to provide them with a second teaching area.

Application Process

At the end of the second year of study, students wishing to complete the Bachelor of Music Education program must submit a letter of application to the Chair of the Music Department outlining why they consider the field of music education to be an appropriate career path, and why they feel they would be good teachers. The music education faculty will interview the applicants to determine their suitability for this program. Students must have an overall average of 70% and a music average of 75% in the second year of study and must maintain those minima in order to continue in the BMusEd program.

The Bachelor of Music Education Program is a five-year program (150 semester hours) designed to qualify graduates for the teaching of music as specialists in elementary and secondary school music. Upon the completion of this program, a student will qualify for a Prince Edward Island Teaching Certificate 5. Bachelor of Music Education students who wish to specialize in grades K-6 are advised, when choosing non-music electives, to select from a variety of areas. Bachelor of Music Education students who wish to specialize in grades 7-12 are advised, when choosing non-music electives, to elect an area in which they are prepared to continue at least to the 3000 level, to provide them with a second teaching area.

Course Structure

Year 1 (common to both Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education Programs)

  Semester hours of credit
Music 1130-1140 Theory 6
Music 1150, 1170 Aural Skills 6
Music 1230-1240 Music and Culture 6
Music 1310-1320 Major Instrument or Voice 6
Non-Music Electives 6
Total 30

NOTE, ENSEMBLE REQUIREMENTS: All students enrolled in a music program must satisfactorily complete the requirements for participation in a minimum of six full-year ensembles for the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education Degrees as follows:

  • Brass/Woodwind/Percussion majors - 2 years Concert Choir, 4 years Wind Symphony
  • Piano majors - 4 years Concert Choir, 2 years Collaborative Piano*
  • Voice majors - 4 years Concert Choir, 2 years Diction Lab & 2 years chamber Singers
  • Jazz & Classical Guitar majors - 2 years Concert Choir, 4 years of another recognized ensemble**
  • String majors - 4 years Concert Choir, 2 years of another recognized ensemble**

* Pianists are required to take Collaborative Piano as their ensemble in lieu of large ensembles unless they are performing as pianist in those large ensembles. Placement is at the discretion of faculty.
** Possible ensembles include the UPEI Jazz Ensemble, UPEI Percussion Ensemble, UPEI Wind Symphony; or a community ensemble for which permission must be granted by the Department Chair. The community ensemble will be titled "Recognized Ensemble" on students' transcripts.

Unless the ensemble requirement is fulfilled, graduation will be denied.

Year II (common to both Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education Programs)

  Semester hours of credit
Music 2130-2140 Theory 6
Music 2150, 2170 Aural Skills 6
Music 2230 Music and Culture 3
Music 2310-2320 Major Instrument or Voice 6
Music Elective 3
Non-Music Electives 6
Total 30

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I).

Year III - Bachelor of Music Education

  Semester hours of credit
Music 3310-3320 Major Instrument or Voice 6
Music 3530-3540 Elementary Music Education Methods 4
Music Education Electives 6
Music Electives (may include Music Education courses) 6
Non-Music Electives 9
Total 31

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I). 

Year IV - Bachelor of Music Education

  Semester hours of credit
Music 4310-4320 Major Instrument or Voice 6
Music 4530-4540 Secondary Music Education Methods 4
Music 4620 Teaching Internship I 3
Music Education Elective 2
Non-Music Electives 6
Total 21

For Elementary (K-6) and Secondary (7-12) - Year 4

ENGLISH - any THREE of the following 

  • Education 4030 Arts and Social Transformation
  • Education 4040/4050/4310 as a block (Curriculum Planning/Creating a Climate for learning/Differentiated Instruction
  • Education 4110 Learners and Learning
  • Education 4150 Inclusive Classroom (Secondary only)
  • Education 4660 Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Education 4820 Assessment and Evaluation
  • Education 5820 Assessment of individual learners

For Elementary (K-6) & Secondary (7-12) - Year 4

FRENCH - any THREE of the following courses (9 semester hours):

  • Education 4030 Integration des arts
  • Education 4110 Learners and Learning
  • Education 4150 Inclusion et differenciation
  • Education 4040/4050/4060 as a block (Planification/Gestion de classe/Comprendre la sante sociale)
  • Education 4820 Evaluation en salle de classe

NOTE: Ensembles required (see note at end of Year I).

Year V - Bachelor of Music Education

  Semester hours of credit
Music 4550-4560 Conducting 4
Music 4640 Teaching Internship II 3
Music Education Electives 7
Music Electives 6
Non-Music Electives 3
Total 23

Students are required to take two (3 credits each) Education methods courses. Students may take these courses in English or French and specialize in either Elementary or Secondary using the following guidelines.

For Elementary (ENGLISH): One of the following pairs:  

A. Education 4320/4330 Primary/Elementary Languages and Literacies I & II
B. Education 4230-4280 Primary/Elementary
C. Education 4450 - Primary/Elementary Science (3 semester hours) and one other primary/elementary subject method course (part I only) (3 semester hours)
D. Education 4540 Primary/Elementary Social Studies) and One other primary/elementary subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)

For Elementary (FRENCH): one of the following pairs:

A. Education 4230-4280 - Primary/Elementary Mathematics I & II (6 semester hours)
B. Education 4450 - Primary/Elementary Science (3 semester hours) and one other primary/elementary subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)
C. Education 4540 - Primary/Elementary Social Studies (3 semester hours) and one other primary/elementary subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)
D. Education 4880-4890 Littératie I and II (6 semester hours)

For Secondary (ENGLISH OR FRENCH*) one of the following pairs:

A. Education 4260-4270 Intermediate/Senior Mathematics I & II (6 semester hours)
B. Education 4360-4370 Intermediate/Senior English I & II (6 semester hours)
C. Education 4460-4470 Intermediate/Senior Science I & II (6 semester hours)
D. Education 4560-4570 Intermediate/Senior Social Studies I & II (6 semester hours)
E. Education 4760 French Methods I (3 semester hours) and one other intermediate/senior subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)
F. Education 4860 Didactique du français langue seconde: Une Introduction (3 semester hours) and one other intermediate/senior subject method course (part 1 only) (3 semester hours)

Faculty

  • Frances M. Gray, Professor Emerita
  • F. Alan Reesor, Professor Emeritus
  • Andrew M. Zinck, Associate Professor, Chair
  • Karem J. Simon, Professor
  • Gregory B. Irvine, Associate Professor
  • Sung Ha Shin-Bouey, Associate Professor
  • Richard Covey, Lecturer
  • G. David Shephard, Lecturer
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Careers: 
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Music Educator
Music Librarian
Music Therapist
Private Instructor
Course Level: 
100 Level
Courses: 

MUS 113 THEORY
This course briefly reviews the basic rudiments of music theory and introduces the principles of diatonic harmony.
3 hours credit.

MUS 115 SIGHT SINGING & DICTATION
This course is designed to nurture the basic musicianship skills required to recognize music aurally and either to transcribe it into written notation or to sing it at sight. Meter, rhythm patterns, contour, key relationships, and intervals are examined to improve dictation skills; and the moveable doh system is used to improve score reading skills, musical memory, and inner hearing. NOTE: A passing grade must be achieved in both Sight Singing and Dictation skills.
3 hours of credit over two semesters

MUS 123 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC HISTORY
This course provides students with an introduction to the tools, materials, methods, and issues of the study of music history. Through the exploration of musical repertoire and writings from the Middle Ages and other stylistic periods, students develop strategies for reading historical and musical texts critically and learn basic skills in historical inquiry.
3 hours credit

MUS 124 EARLY MUSIC
This course explores repertoire, themes, and issues in Western art music up to the mid- eighteenth century. Selected compositions and composers are examined in detail, with reference to relevant socio-cultural and historical contexts.
3 hours credit.

Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

MUS 213 THEORY
3 hours credit.

MUS 215 SIGHT SINGING & DICTATION
This course is a continuation of Music 115. NOTE: A passing grade must be achieved in both Sight Singing and Dictation skills.
3 hours credit over two semesters.

 

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

MUS 351 PHILOSOPHY OF MUSIC EDUCATION
(Offered in alternating years) This course introduces students to philosophical concepts in music education as well as to key debates and advocacy rationales used in improving and promoting music in the schools. In addition to providing an introduction to historical and contemporary trends in music education, the course aims to develop students critical thinking through research, debates, discussion, and writing.
2 hours credit

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

MUS 433 LANGUAGE ARTS EARLY YEARS II

MUS 433 LANGUAGE ARTS EARLY YEARS II

MUS 434 LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE MIDDLE YEARS I

MUS 453 SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION METHODS 
(Offered in alternating years) This course examines music in the junior and senior high schools with emphasis on methods and materials for general music, choral, and instrumental classes. The teaching of musicianship through performance is examined, as is the growing trend toward integrating performance, analysis, and composition in the secondary schools.
2 hours credit.

MUS 454 SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION METHODS
(Offered in alternating years) This course is a continuation of Music 453.
2 hours credit.

MUS 462 TEACHING INTERNSHIP I
This course is the first preservice-teaching component of in-school teaching experience for music education students. In school settings, students begin to develop teaching skills, to implement lesson and rehearsal plans, and to consider the role of classroom methods, learning outcomes, and evaluation procedures. Preservice-teaching commences immediately following the April examinations, and continues for six consecutive weeks.

MUS 464 TEACHING INTERNSHIP II
This course is the second preservice-teaching component of in-school teaching experience for music education students. In school settings, students further develop their teaching skills, lesson planning, rehearsal techniques, and their ability to focus on learning outcomes while becoming reflective practitioners. Preservice-teaching commences immediately following the April examinations, and continues for six consecutive weeks.
3 hours credit.

Calendar Courses

MUS 113 THEORY
This course briefly reviews the basic rudiments of music theory and introduces the principles of diatonic harmony.
3 hours credit.

MUS 115 SIGHT SINGING & DICTATION
This course is designed to nurture the basic musicianship skills required to recognize music aurally and either to transcribe it into written notation or to sing it at sight. Meter, rhythm patterns, contour, key relationships, and intervals are examined to improve dictation skills; and the moveable doh system is used to improve score reading skills, musical memory, and inner hearing. NOTE: A passing grade must be achieved in both Sight Singing and Dictation skills.
3 hours of credit over two semesters

MUS 123 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC HISTORY
This course provides students with an introduction to the tools, materials, methods, and issues of the study of music history. Through the exploration of musical repertoire and writings from the Middle Ages and other stylistic periods, students develop strategies for reading historical and musical texts critically and learn basic skills in historical inquiry.
3 hours credit

MUS 124 EARLY MUSIC
This course explores repertoire, themes, and issues in Western art music up to the mid- eighteenth century. Selected compositions and composers are examined in detail, with reference to relevant socio-cultural and historical contexts.
3 hours credit.

MUS 213 THEORY
3 hours credit.

MUS 215 SIGHT SINGING & DICTATION
This course is a continuation of Music 115. NOTE: A passing grade must be achieved in both Sight Singing and Dictation skills.
3 hours credit over two semesters.

 

MUS 351 PHILOSOPHY OF MUSIC EDUCATION
(Offered in alternating years) This course introduces students to philosophical concepts in music education as well as to key debates and advocacy rationales used in improving and promoting music in the schools. In addition to providing an introduction to historical and contemporary trends in music education, the course aims to develop students critical thinking through research, debates, discussion, and writing.
2 hours credit

MUS 433 LANGUAGE ARTS EARLY YEARS II

MUS 433 LANGUAGE ARTS EARLY YEARS II

MUS 434 LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE MIDDLE YEARS I

MUS 453 SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION METHODS 
(Offered in alternating years) This course examines music in the junior and senior high schools with emphasis on methods and materials for general music, choral, and instrumental classes. The teaching of musicianship through performance is examined, as is the growing trend toward integrating performance, analysis, and composition in the secondary schools.
2 hours credit.

MUS 454 SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION METHODS
(Offered in alternating years) This course is a continuation of Music 453.
2 hours credit.

MUS 462 TEACHING INTERNSHIP I
This course is the first preservice-teaching component of in-school teaching experience for music education students. In school settings, students begin to develop teaching skills, to implement lesson and rehearsal plans, and to consider the role of classroom methods, learning outcomes, and evaluation procedures. Preservice-teaching commences immediately following the April examinations, and continues for six consecutive weeks.

MUS 464 TEACHING INTERNSHIP II
This course is the second preservice-teaching component of in-school teaching experience for music education students. In school settings, students further develop their teaching skills, lesson planning, rehearsal techniques, and their ability to focus on learning outcomes while becoming reflective practitioners. Preservice-teaching commences immediately following the April examinations, and continues for six consecutive weeks.
3 hours credit.

Calendar Courses

100 Level

MUS 113 THEORY
This course briefly reviews the basic rudiments of music theory and introduces the principles of diatonic harmony.
3 hours credit.

MUS 115 SIGHT SINGING & DICTATION
This course is designed to nurture the basic musicianship skills required to recognize music aurally and either to transcribe it into written notation or to sing it at sight. Meter, rhythm patterns, contour, key relationships, and intervals are examined to improve dictation skills; and the moveable doh system is used to improve score reading skills, musical memory, and inner hearing. NOTE: A passing grade must be achieved in both Sight Singing and Dictation skills.
3 hours of credit over two semesters

MUS 123 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC HISTORY
This course provides students with an introduction to the tools, materials, methods, and issues of the study of music history. Through the exploration of musical repertoire and writings from the Middle Ages and other stylistic periods, students develop strategies for reading historical and musical texts critically and learn basic skills in historical inquiry.
3 hours credit

MUS 124 EARLY MUSIC
This course explores repertoire, themes, and issues in Western art music up to the mid- eighteenth century. Selected compositions and composers are examined in detail, with reference to relevant socio-cultural and historical contexts.
3 hours credit.

200 Level

MUS 213 THEORY
3 hours credit.

MUS 215 SIGHT SINGING & DICTATION
This course is a continuation of Music 115. NOTE: A passing grade must be achieved in both Sight Singing and Dictation skills.
3 hours credit over two semesters.

 

300 Level

MUS 351 PHILOSOPHY OF MUSIC EDUCATION
(Offered in alternating years) This course introduces students to philosophical concepts in music education as well as to key debates and advocacy rationales used in improving and promoting music in the schools. In addition to providing an introduction to historical and contemporary trends in music education, the course aims to develop students critical thinking through research, debates, discussion, and writing.
2 hours credit

400 Level

MUS 433 LANGUAGE ARTS EARLY YEARS II

MUS 433 LANGUAGE ARTS EARLY YEARS II

MUS 434 LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE MIDDLE YEARS I

MUS 453 SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION METHODS 
(Offered in alternating years) This course examines music in the junior and senior high schools with emphasis on methods and materials for general music, choral, and instrumental classes. The teaching of musicianship through performance is examined, as is the growing trend toward integrating performance, analysis, and composition in the secondary schools.
2 hours credit.

MUS 454 SECONDARY MUSIC EDUCATION METHODS
(Offered in alternating years) This course is a continuation of Music 453.
2 hours credit.

MUS 462 TEACHING INTERNSHIP I
This course is the first preservice-teaching component of in-school teaching experience for music education students. In school settings, students begin to develop teaching skills, to implement lesson and rehearsal plans, and to consider the role of classroom methods, learning outcomes, and evaluation procedures. Preservice-teaching commences immediately following the April examinations, and continues for six consecutive weeks.

MUS 464 TEACHING INTERNSHIP II
This course is the second preservice-teaching component of in-school teaching experience for music education students. In school settings, students further develop their teaching skills, lesson planning, rehearsal techniques, and their ability to focus on learning outcomes while becoming reflective practitioners. Preservice-teaching commences immediately following the April examinations, and continues for six consecutive weeks.
3 hours credit.

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Full descriptions for courses in the Bachelor of Music Education program are listed on the Bachelor of Music program page and the Bachelor of Education program page.

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