B.M. in Music Education – Keyboard/Vocal

Bachelor of Music: Keyboard/Vocal Music Education Concentration

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

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Music Core  (28 credits)  
MUSC 1410 - Music Theory I (2) 
MUSC 1420 - Music Theory II (2)  
MUSC 2410 - Music Theory III (2)  
MUSC 2421 - Music Theory IV (2)  
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 2540 - Music History I (3) (OC)  
MUSC 2550 - Music History II (3)  
MUSC 3540 - Music History III (3) (WI)  
MUSC 3550 - Music History IV (3) (WI)  
MUSC 3570 - Introduction to Conducting (2)  
MUSC 4600 - Orchestration & Arranging (2) (T)

Keyboard/Vocal Concentration (42 credits) 
MUSC 2710 - Diction I (1) 
MUSC 2720 - Diction II (1) 
MUSC 2740 - Piano Literature I (2) 
MUSC 3580 - Choral Conducting (2) 
MUSC 3740 - Piano Literature II (2) 
MUSC 4510 - Music in Elementary School (3) 
MUSC 4520 - Music in Secondary School (3) 
MUSC 4601 - Vocal Pedagogy (2) 
MUSC 4617 - Teaching Beginning Piano (3) 
MUSC 4730 - Choral Literature (3) 
Applied Voice (minimum 5 semesters) 
Major Ensemble (minimum 7 semesters) 
Applied Piano (minimum 7 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 


ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements:

Writing Intensive (WI): Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses.  At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study.  At least two of the four courses must be at the 3000-4000 level. 

Oral Communication (OC):  Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses.  At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study. 

Information Technology (T):  Students must pass the information technology proficiency exam or successfully complete CSCI 1100 "Using Information Technology" during their first calendar year prior to accumulating 33 semester credit hours at ETSU.  In addition, students must complete at least one information technology-intensive course in the major field of study.

*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) (T) 
READ 4437 - Reading in the Middle/Secondary School (3) (WI) 
CUAI 4580 - Student Teaching (12) (OC)


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