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Department of Music

College of Arts & Sciences

This degree program is designed for those seeking certification as public school band and orchestra directors.

Music Core (32 credits)

MUSC 1410 - Music Theory I (3)
MUSC 1420 - Music Theory II (3)
MUSC 2410 - Music Theory III (3)
MUSC 2421 - Music Theory IV (3)
MUSC 1411 - Aural Skills I (1)
MUSC 1421 - Aural Skills II (1)
MUSC 2411 - Aural Skills III (1)
MUSC 2421 - Aural Skills IV (1)
MUSC 1030 - Introduction to Music (3) 
MUSC 2540 - Music Research Methods (3)
MUSC 3540 - Music History I (3)
MUSC 3550 - Music History II (3)
MUSC 3570 - Introduction to Conducting (2)
MUSC 4600 - Orchestration & Arranging (2)

Instrumental Concentration (51 credits)

MUSC 1040 - Class Voice (1) or two semesters choir
MUSC 2010 - Class Piano III (1)
MUSC 2020 - Class Piano IV (1)
MUSC 2600 - String Methods (2)
MUSC 2630 - Woodwind Methods (3)
MUSC 2660 - Brass Methods (3)
MUSC 2690 - Percussion Methods (3)
MUSC 3590 - Instrumental Conducting (2)
MUSC 4560 - Jazz Pedagogy (2)
MUSC 4570 - Marching Band Methods (2)
MUSC 4571 - Marching Band Internship (1)
MUSC 4580 - Organization & Administration (2)
MUSC 4590 - Beginning Band/General Music Methods (3)
Applied Music (7 semesters)
Major Ensemble (7 semesters)
Free Electives (10)

Performance Requirement:All music education majors must perform a 30-minute half recital. This may be completed once they have reached Applied Level III.

Sight Reading Proficiency : Music majors must successfully pass two sight-reading proficiency examinations. This is taken as part of the end of semester jury examination as part of the advancement from Applied Level I to Applied Level II and from Applied Level II to Applied Level III.

Piano Proficiency : All music majors are required to meet minimum proficiency levels on piano. Beginning with the first semester of residence, music majors must enroll for piano study either through group keyboard classes for through private lessons and continue every semester until the piano proficiency examination is passed.

Recital Attendance: All music majors are required to attend a minimum number of recitals in designated performance areas. CLICK HERE for a complete list of requirements.

Ensemble: Performing experience in ensembles is a vital part of the training of all musicians. Thus, all music majors are required to participate in an ensemble every semester of full-time enrollment. Wind and percussion majors in music education concentration must be in band (Wind Ensemble of Concert Band); performance majors may substitute orchestra; string majors perform in orchestra; voice majors perform in university chorale; and keyboard majors must enroll in accompanying.

TBR General Education Requirements (41-42 credits)

Communication: Written (6)
Communication: Oral (3)
Mathematics (3-4)
Natural Science (8)
History (6)
Literature (3)
Fine Arts (3)
Humanities (3)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (6)
Computer Science Proficiency

*In order to obtain licensure from the state of Tennessee, students must additionally complete the professional education requirements through the College of Education.

Teacher Education Minor (29 credits)
EDFN 2100 - Orientation to Education (1)
EDFN 2300 - Foundations for Teaching (2)
SPED 2300 - Exceptional Learners (3)
EDFN 3301 - Issues in Education (3) 
EDFN 3310 - Educational Psychology (3)
MEDA 3570 - Education Technology (2)
READ 4437 - Reading in the Middle/Secondary School (3)
CUAI 4580 - Student Teaching (12) 

This degree program is designed for those seeking certification as public school choral directors.

Music Core (32 credits)

MUSC 1410 - Music Theory I (3)
MUSC 1420 - Music Theory II (3)
MUSC 2410 - Music Theory III (3)
MUSC 2421 - Music Theory IV (3)
MUSC 1411 - Aural Skills I (1)
MUSC 1421 - Aural Skills II (1)
MUSC 2411 - Aural Skills III (1)
MUSC 2421 - Aural Skills IV (1)
MUSC 1030 - Introduction to Music (3)
MUSC 2540 - Music Research Methods (3)
MUSC 3540 - Music History I (3)
MUSC 3550 - Music History II (3)
MUSC 3570 - Introduction to Conducting (2)
MUSC 4600 - Orchestration & Arranging (2)

Vocal Concentration (39 credits)

MUSC 2010 - Class Piano III (1)
MUSC 2020 - Class Piano IV (1)
MUSC 2710 - Diction I (1)
MUSC 2720 - Diction II (1)
MUSC 3580 - Choral Conducting (2)
MUSC 4510 - Music in Elementary School (3)
MUSC 4520 - Music in Secondary School (3)
MUSC 4601 - Vocal Pedagogy (2)
MUSC 4730 - Choral Literature (2)
Applied Voice (minimum 7 semesters)
Major Ensemble (minimum 7 semesters)
Applied Piano (three semesters)

Performance Requirement: All music education majors must perform a 30-minute half recital. This may be completed once they have reached Applied Level III.

Sight Reading Proficiency : Music majors must successfully pass two sight-reading proficiency examinations. This is taken as part of the end of semester jury examination as part of the advancement from Applied Level I to Applied Level II and from Applied Level II to Applied Level III.

Piano Proficiency : All music majors are required to meet minimum proficiency levels on piano. Beginning with the first semester of residence, music majors must enroll for piano study either through group keyboard classes for through private lessons and continue every semester until the piano proficiency examination is passed.

Recital Attendance: All music majors are required to attend a minimum number of recitals in designated performance areas. CLICK HERE for a complete list of requirements.

Ensemble : Performing experience in ensembles is a vital part of the training of all musicians. Thus, all music majors are required to participate in an ensemble every semester of full-time enrollment. Wind and percussion majors in music education concentration must be in band (Wind Ensemble of Concert Band); performance majors may substitute orchestra; string majors perform in orchestra; voice majors perform in university chorale; and keyboard majors must enroll in accompanying.

TBR General Education Requirements (41-42 credits)

Communication: Written (6)
Communication: Oral (3)
Mathematics (3-4)
Natural Science (8)
History (6)
Literature (3)
Fine Arts (3)
Humanities (3)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (6)
Computer Science Proficiency

*In order to obtain licensure from the state of Tennessee, students must additionally complete the following professional education requirements through the College of Education:

Teacher Education Minor (29 credits)
EDFN 2100 - Orientation to Education (1)
EDFN 2300 - Foundations for Teaching (2)
SPED 2300 - Exceptional Learners (3)
EDFN 3301 - Issues in Education (3) (WI)
EDFN 3310 - Educational Psychology (3)
MEDA 3570 - Education Technology (2)
READ 4437 - Reading in the Middle/Secondary School (3) 
CUAI 4580 - Student Teaching (12)

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