BM - Music Education - General Concentration, Pianist

  • This single field program is designed to prepare music teachers at all grade levels (pre-kindergarten through grade 12). It leads to P-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of music in Georgia. Candidates complete the equivalent of a major in music and a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching music. Students audition for placement into one of four music education concentrations (General Music, Choral, Band, and Orchestra). The Music Education major is offered with applied instruction in piano, voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, guitar, violin, viola, cello, double bass, and harp.

    Applied Instruction
    All three undergraduate music degrees offer applied instruction in piano, voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, harp, guitar, violin, viola, cello, and double bass. Only certain applied areas are offered in the jazz concentration within the Bachelor of Music.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • MUSI 1111 Aural Skills I
      1
    • MUSI 1121 Music Theory I
      3
    • MUSI 3336 Diction for Singers
      1
    • MUAP 1101 Music Symposium
      0
    • MUAP 1111 Performance
      1
    • MUED 3355 Voice Techniques Class
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    • Large Ensemble (1 of 7)
      1
    Total: 17

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • MUSI 2212 Aural Skills II
      1
    • MUSI 2122 Music Theory II
      3
    • MUAP 1101 Music Symposium
      0
    • MUAP 1112 Performance
      1
    • MUAP 3312 Performance
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • Large Ensemble (2 of 7)
      1
    Total: 18
Year 1 (Hours: 35)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MUSI 2311 History of Music I
      3
    • MUSI 3111 Aural Skills III
      1
    • MUSI 3121 Music Theory III
      3
    • MUSI 4434 Vocal Pedagogy Ensemble Sing
      1
    • MUAP 1101 Music Symposium
      0
    • MUAP 2211 Performance
      1
    • MUAP 4411 Performance
      1
    • EDUC 2120 Explore Socio-Cultural Perspec
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      3
    • Large Ensemble (3 of 7)
      1
    • Men's Ensemble or Women's Choir (1 of 3)
      1
    Total: 18

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MUSI 2312 History of Music II
      3
    • MUSI 3112 Aural Skills IV
      1
    • MUSI 3122 Music Theory IV
      3
    • MUAP 1101 Music Symposium
      0
    • MUAP 2212 Performance
      1
    • MUAP 4412 Performance
      1
    • MUED 2210 Music Education Colloquium
      1
    • EDUC 2110 Critical & Contemporary Issues
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    • Large Ensemble (4 of 7)
      1
    Total: 18
Year 2 (Hours: 36)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MUSI 3331 Choral Conducting
      2
    • MUAP 1101 Music Symposium
      0
    • MUAP 3311 Performance
      1
    • MUED 3305 Educ Lit and Tech in Music
      2
    • MUED 3308 Music Ed for Exceptional Stu
      3
    • EDUC 2130 Exploring Teaching & Learning
      3
    • MUSI 3333 Accompanying
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • Large Ensemble (5 of 7)
      1
    • Men's Ensemble or Women's Choir (2 of 3)
      1
    Total: 17

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MUAP 1101 Music Symposium
      0
    • MUAP 3312 Performance
      1
    • MUED 3301 Genrl Methods, Matrls & Curric
      3
    • MUED 3353 Guitar Techniques Class
      1
    • MUED 3371 Brass/Woodwind/PercussionTech
      2
    • MUSI 3333 Accompanying
      1
    • General Education Area C1
      3
    • Large Ensemble (6 of 7)
      1
    • Men's Ensemble or Women's Choir (3 of 3)
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 16
Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • MUAP 4411 Performance
      1
    • EDUC 4610 Intro to Yearlong Clinical Exp
      0
    • MUED 4650 Yearlong Clinical Experience I
      1
    • MUED 3302 Choral Methods, Matls & Curric
      3
    • Large Ensemble (7 of 7)
      1
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    Total: 12

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MUED 4660 Yearlong Clinical ExperienceII
      10
    Total: 10
Year 4 (Hours: 22)


Program Total: 126 Hours

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