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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 300 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 programme 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 programme. 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 Bachelor of Music Education program.

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)

  • Music 113-114 —Theory (6 semester hours)
  • Music 115, 117 — Aural Skills (6 semester hours)
  • Music 123-124 — History (6 semester hours)
  • Music 131-132 — Major Instrument or Voice (6 semester hours)
  • Arts and/or Science Electives (6 semester hours)

Total  30 semester hours

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 - 2 years Concert Choir, 4 years Collaborative Piano*
  • Voice majors - 4 years Concert Choir, 4 years Diction Lab
  • Guitar & Bass Majors - 2 years Concert Choir, 4 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.  Unless the ensemble requirement is fulfilled, graduation will be denied.

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

  • Music 213-214 — Theory (6 semester hours)
  • Music 215, 217 — Aural Skills (6 semester hours)
  • Music 223 — History  (3 semester hours)
  • Music 231-232 — Major Instrument or Voice (6 semester hours)
  • Music Elective (3 semester hours)
  • Arts and/or Science Electives (6 semester hours)

Total  30 semester hours

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

Year III

  • Music 331-332  — Major Instrument or Voice  (6 semester hours)
  • Music 353-354  — Elementary Music Education Methods  (4 semester hours)
  • Music Education Elective  (6 semester hours)
  • Music electives (may include Music Education courses) (6 semester hours)
  • Arts and/or Science Electives  (9 semester hours)

Total  31 semester hours

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

Year IV

  • Music 431-432 — Major Instrument or Voice (6 semester hours)
  • Music 453-454 — Secondary Music Education Methods (4 semester hours)
  • Music 462 — Teaching Internship I (3 semester hours)
  • Music Education Elective (2 semester hours)
  • Music Electives (may include Music Education courses) (6 semester hours)
  • Arts and/or Science Electives (6 semester hours)

For Elementary – 1 of these 3 (3 semester hours)
Education 402 — Meeting the Needs of the Young Learner
OR
Education 411 — Learners and Learning
OR
Education 415 — Inclusive Classroom                                                                              

For Secondary: 1 of these 3 (3 semester hours)
Education 417 — Meeting the Needs of the Adolescent Learner
OR
Education 411— Learners and Learning
OR
Education 415 — Inclusive Classroom       

 Total (30 semester hours)

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

Year V

  • Music 455-456 — Conducting (4 semester hours)
  • Music 464 —Teaching Internship II (3 semester hours)
  • Music Education Electives (7 semester hours)
  • Arts and.or Science Electives (3 semester hours)
  • Education 431 — Differentiated Education (3 semester hours)

1 of these 3 (3 semester hours):
Education 403 — The Arts and Social Transformation
OR
Education 463 — Perspectives on Culture and Society
OR
Education 482 — Assessment and Evaluation 

For Elementary: (1 pair of these)
Education 432/433 — Primary/Elementary Languages and Literacies I & II  (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 423-428 — Primary/Elementary Mathematics I & II (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 454 — Primary/Elementary Social Studies (3 semester hours) And One other primary/elementary subject method course (3 semester hours)

For Secondary: (1 pair of these)
Education 426-427 — Intermediate/Senior Mathematics I & II  (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 436-437 — Intermediate/Senior English I & II (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 446-447 — Intermediate/Senior Science I & II (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 456-457 — Intermediate/Senior Social Studies I & II (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 476 — French Methods I (3) and one other intermediate/senior subject method course (3 semester hours)
OR
Education 486 — Didactique du français langue seconde: Une Introduction (3 semester hours) And one other intermediate/senior subject method course (3 semester hours)

Total  29 semester hours

Want more information about Music Education? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
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 300 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 programme 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 programme. 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 Bachelor of Music Education program.

Course Structure

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

  • Music 113-114 —Theory (6 semester hours)
  • Music 115, 117 — Aural Skills (6 semester hours)
  • Music 123-124 — History (6 semester hours)
  • Music 131-132 — Major Instrument or Voice (6 semester hours)
  • Arts and/or Science Electives (6 semester hours)

Total  30 semester hours

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 - 2 years Concert Choir, 4 years Collaborative Piano*
  • Voice majors - 4 years Concert Choir, 4 years Diction Lab
  • Guitar & Bass Majors - 2 years Concert Choir, 4 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.  Unless the ensemble requirement is fulfilled, graduation will be denied.

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

  • Music 213-214 — Theory (6 semester hours)
  • Music 215, 217 — Aural Skills (6 semester hours)
  • Music 223 — History  (3 semester hours)
  • Music 231-232 — Major Instrument or Voice (6 semester hours)
  • Music Elective (3 semester hours)
  • Arts and/or Science Electives (6 semester hours)

Total  30 semester hours

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

Year III

  • Music 331-332  — Major Instrument or Voice  (6 semester hours)
  • Music 353-354  — Elementary Music Education Methods  (4 semester hours)
  • Music Education Elective  (6 semester hours)
  • Music electives (may include Music Education courses) (6 semester hours)
  • Arts and/or Science Electives  (9 semester hours)

Total  31 semester hours

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

Year IV

  • Music 431-432 — Major Instrument or Voice (6 semester hours)
  • Music 453-454 — Secondary Music Education Methods (4 semester hours)
  • Music 462 — Teaching Internship I (3 semester hours)
  • Music Education Elective (2 semester hours)
  • Music Electives (may include Music Education courses) (6 semester hours)
  • Arts and/or Science Electives (6 semester hours)

For Elementary – 1 of these 3 (3 semester hours)
Education 402 — Meeting the Needs of the Young Learner
OR
Education 411 — Learners and Learning
OR
Education 415 — Inclusive Classroom                                                                              

For Secondary: 1 of these 3 (3 semester hours)
Education 417 — Meeting the Needs of the Adolescent Learner
OR
Education 411— Learners and Learning
OR
Education 415 — Inclusive Classroom       

 Total (30 semester hours)

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

Year V

  • Music 455-456 — Conducting (4 semester hours)
  • Music 464 —Teaching Internship II (3 semester hours)
  • Music Education Electives (7 semester hours)
  • Arts and.or Science Electives (3 semester hours)
  • Education 431 — Differentiated Education (3 semester hours)

1 of these 3 (3 semester hours):
Education 403 — The Arts and Social Transformation
OR
Education 463 — Perspectives on Culture and Society
OR
Education 482 — Assessment and Evaluation 

For Elementary: (1 pair of these)
Education 432/433 — Primary/Elementary Languages and Literacies I & II  (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 423-428 — Primary/Elementary Mathematics I & II (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 454 — Primary/Elementary Social Studies (3 semester hours) And One other primary/elementary subject method course (3 semester hours)

For Secondary: (1 pair of these)
Education 426-427 — Intermediate/Senior Mathematics I & II  (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 436-437 — Intermediate/Senior English I & II (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 446-447 — Intermediate/Senior Science I & II (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 456-457 — Intermediate/Senior Social Studies I & II (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 476 — French Methods I (3) and one other intermediate/senior subject method course (3 semester hours)
OR
Education 486 — Didactique du français langue seconde: Une Introduction (3 semester hours) And one other intermediate/senior subject method course (3 semester hours)

Total  29 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 300 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 programme 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 programme. 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 Bachelor of Music Education program.

Course Structure

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

  • Music 113-114 —Theory (6 semester hours)
  • Music 115, 117 — Aural Skills (6 semester hours)
  • Music 123-124 — History (6 semester hours)
  • Music 131-132 — Major Instrument or Voice (6 semester hours)
  • Arts and/or Science Electives (6 semester hours)

Total  30 semester hours

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 - 2 years Concert Choir, 4 years Collaborative Piano*
  • Voice majors - 4 years Concert Choir, 4 years Diction Lab
  • Guitar & Bass Majors - 2 years Concert Choir, 4 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.  Unless the ensemble requirement is fulfilled, graduation will be denied.

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

  • Music 213-214 — Theory (6 semester hours)
  • Music 215, 217 — Aural Skills (6 semester hours)
  • Music 223 — History  (3 semester hours)
  • Music 231-232 — Major Instrument or Voice (6 semester hours)
  • Music Elective (3 semester hours)
  • Arts and/or Science Electives (6 semester hours)

Total  30 semester hours

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

Year III

  • Music 331-332  — Major Instrument or Voice  (6 semester hours)
  • Music 353-354  — Elementary Music Education Methods  (4 semester hours)
  • Music Education Elective  (6 semester hours)
  • Music electives (may include Music Education courses) (6 semester hours)
  • Arts and/or Science Electives  (9 semester hours)

Total  31 semester hours

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

Year IV

  • Music 431-432 — Major Instrument or Voice (6 semester hours)
  • Music 453-454 — Secondary Music Education Methods (4 semester hours)
  • Music 462 — Teaching Internship I (3 semester hours)
  • Music Education Elective (2 semester hours)
  • Music Electives (may include Music Education courses) (6 semester hours)
  • Arts and/or Science Electives (6 semester hours)

For Elementary – 1 of these 3 (3 semester hours)
Education 402 — Meeting the Needs of the Young Learner
OR
Education 411 — Learners and Learning
OR
Education 415 — Inclusive Classroom                                                                              

For Secondary: 1 of these 3 (3 semester hours)
Education 417 — Meeting the Needs of the Adolescent Learner
OR
Education 411— Learners and Learning
OR
Education 415 — Inclusive Classroom       

 Total (30 semester hours)

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

Year V

  • Music 455-456 — Conducting (4 semester hours)
  • Music 464 —Teaching Internship II (3 semester hours)
  • Music Education Electives (7 semester hours)
  • Arts and.or Science Electives (3 semester hours)
  • Education 431 — Differentiated Education (3 semester hours)

1 of these 3 (3 semester hours):
Education 403 — The Arts and Social Transformation
OR
Education 463 — Perspectives on Culture and Society
OR
Education 482 — Assessment and Evaluation 

For Elementary: (1 pair of these)
Education 432/433 — Primary/Elementary Languages and Literacies I & II  (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 423-428 — Primary/Elementary Mathematics I & II (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 454 — Primary/Elementary Social Studies (3 semester hours) And One other primary/elementary subject method course (3 semester hours)

For Secondary: (1 pair of these)
Education 426-427 — Intermediate/Senior Mathematics I & II  (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 436-437 — Intermediate/Senior English I & II (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 446-447 — Intermediate/Senior Science I & II (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 456-457 — Intermediate/Senior Social Studies I & II (6 semester hours)
OR
Education 476 — French Methods I (3) and one other intermediate/senior subject method course (3 semester hours)
OR
Education 486 — Didactique du français langue seconde: Une Introduction (3 semester hours) And one other intermediate/senior subject method course (3 semester hours)

Total  29 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.

Calendar Courses

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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