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Bachelor of Music Education (BME)

Music education majors work one-on-one with faculty ensemble directors, and they also conduct in public performances – opportunities not available at many schools.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Music Education (BME)

General and Vocal, K-12 and Instrumental


MUS 099 Concert Attendance (every semester enrolled)
MUS 201 Theory I, 2 credits
MUS 202 Theory II, 2 credits
MUS 207 Aural Skills I, 2 credits
MUS 208 Aural Skills II, 2 credits
MUS 221 Piano Techniques I, 1 credit
MUS 222 Piano Techniques II, 1 credit
MUS 301 Theory III, 2 credits
MUS 302 Theory IV, 2 credits
MUS 307 Aural Skills III, 2 credits
MUS 308, with a grade of C or better or successful completion of a sight singing/ear training exam
MUS 319 Conducting
MUS 324 Music Technology and Practicum
WI-MUS 325 Music History and Literature: Antiquity to 1700
MUS 326 Music History and Literature: 1750 to 1890
WI-MUS 327 Music History and Literature III
MUS 407 Form and Analysis

7 credits of applied major in the same instrument or voice

2 credits of senior recital MUS 403;

Participation in a major ensemble (band, choir or orchestra) each semester of enrollment (except the student teaching semester);

In addition for General and Vocal K-12 track:
MUS 236 Technique for Voice: Pedagogy
MUS 237 Technique for Voice, 1 credit
MUS 244 Music for the Elementary Classroom, 2 credits
MUS 322 Choral Materials, Methods, and Rehearsal Techniques

In addition for Instrumental track:
MUS 234 Percussion Techniques, 1 credit
MUS 235 Brass Techniques, 1 credit
MUS 238 Woodwind Techniques, 1 credit
MUS 318 Marching Band/Jazz Band Procedures, 2 credits 
MUS 323 Instrumental Materials, Methods, and Rehearsal Techniques

For education courses required for a teaching license, see the Education Department section.