Acceptance into this selective program is determined after a student has been admitted into the undergraduate school of music and has approval of the advisers.
Majors in this degree program are required to complete class instrument courses as listed below. A student who principally performs on a woodwind, brass, percussion, or string instrument normally will replace one class in the category of his or her principal instrument with guitar class (by advisement). Academic electives will include courses in the natural and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
To graduate, piano principals must complete, at a minimum, Piano Level VIII. Requirements for each level appear at the end of the "Undergraduate Programs" section.
MUS 148, 172, 173, 174, 1170, 335, 337, 323, 342, 455, and 456 are offered on a rotating basis. Students may take these courses out of the sequence listed, if necessary. History of Music I, II, and III (MUS 325, 326, 327) may be taken in any order.
Music Education majors are required to take the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests during their freshman or sophomore year.
Please note that as of August 2016:
Praxis I will no longer be accepted and has been replaced by Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Tests.
They must pass the test before being permitted to enroll in MUS 453, 454, 455, or 456.