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Students may pursue a bachelor's degree with a Field or Subject Endorsement in Music Education, a major in Music with a concentration in performance, or a concentration in Music Industry. The Music Education and Music Industry programs are career-oriented and provide a solid foundation for success in their respective fields. The Concentration in Music Education and the Minor in Music are optional areas of study for students pursuing other majors.
The Field Endorsement in Music K-12 prepares students to teach music in both instrumental and vocal areas from Kindergarten through 12th grade. A Senior Recital is required. Subject Endorsements are also available in K-12 Vocal and K-12 Instrumental. These programs are designed for the student who wishes to combine two subject endorsements. Those seeking to endorse in both vocal and instrumental music should elect the field endorsement.
The Music Education Concentrationprogram provides a comprehensive and intense study of contemporary pedagogical philosophies, methods, and materials for K-12 instruction. This includes 24 hours of optional work supporting an Elementary Education endorsement.
The Music Industry Concentration is a cooperative program between the Business and Music departments. It is designed to prepare students for careers in the music trade industry, including those related to the operation of music stores, sheet music, instruments, recordings, and musical equipment sales. It is also for students interested in careers in Arts Management.
The Major in Music (Applied option) provides a general education in music with emphasis on the development of performance skill in an instrument or voice. It is a suitable major for those wishing to pursue graduate studies in music, or who wish to make performance at the amateur or professional level a lifelong pursuit. A senior recital is required.
The Major in Music (History, Composition or Theory option) provides a general education in music with emphasis on the development of special proficiency in a non-performance area of music. It is a suitable major for those wishing to pursue graduate studies in music, or who wish to be knowledgeable in a particular area of music as an academic or creative discipline. A special project in the chosen area (Music History, Composition or Theory) is required.
The Minor in Music is 20 hours of course work and applied music for students pursuing a major in another area.