What Can I Expect?

  • Complete Music Dept. audition process and be admitted into the degree program
  • Participate in an ensemble each semester
  • Attend various recitals on and off campus
  • Complete music courses including:
    • 6-8 semesters of private music lessons (piano or voice)
    • 4 semesters of piano for vocalists or 2 semesters of voice for pianists
    • 5 semesters of music theory, form, and arranging
    • 3 semesters of musicianship (ear training)
    • 3 semesters of music literature and history
    • 2 semesters of conducting
    • 1 semester of choral techniques
    • 2 semesters of lyric diction
    • 1 semester of vocal pedagogy and 1 additional semester of piano pedagogy for piano majors
    • 1 semester of survey of instruments
    • 2 semesters of music method courses – P-8, 7-12
    • Perform a 30-minute senior recital
  • Complete education courses dealing with technology, human growth and development, psychology, assessment and differentiated learning
  • Complete an internship in 2 public school settings (elementary, middle, and/or high school)