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Concentration - Vocal

B.M. in Music


The B.M. in music is offered for students seeking a university education that includes preparation for careers in music teaching or performance. The B.M. degree is available in the following emphases: music performance and music education.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

General Education Requirements

The general education/core requirements for the B.M. degree are different for the two emphasis areas. See the information given in the individual emphasis descriptions.

Course Requirements

To complete the B.M. degree, a student must satisfy the requirements for either a music performance emphasis or a music education emphasis.

Emphasis - Music Education


The B.M. in music with emphasis in music education prepares students for certification in the following fields: music-instrumental (band or orchestra; students may choose any woodwind, brass, string, or percussion instrument as principal instrument) or music education (general music or vocal/choral music; students may choose voice or keyboard as principal instrument). Separate course requirements are given as three concentrations: instrumental, vocal, or keyboard as principal instrument.

General Education Requirements

Courses                                      Hours
Engl 101, 102                                  6
English literature, 200-level courses          6
His 101, 102 or 105, 106                       6
Mathematics (any mathematics course at
   the 100 level or above except for
   Math 245 and Math 246 )                     3
Biological science with lab                    3-4
Physical science with lab                      3-4
Approved course in math or biological/
   physical science                            3
Psy 201                                        3
Humanities, chosen from African-American
   studies, classical civilization, modern
   languages, philosophy, religion, Southern
   studies (S St 101 or 102), gender studies
   (G St 201)                                  3

Course Requirements

Students in the B.M. with emphasis in music education must complete the course requirements for either the concentration (option) in instrumental principal, vocal principal, or keyboard principal.

Other Academic Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required on all music courses and School of Education courses applied toward the degree. Students must earn at least 18 hours of their major courses in residence. Completion of general education/core courses and Mus 301, 302, 305, and 311 must be with a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Concentration - Vocal

Course Requirements

Requirements for the B.M., emphasis in music education with a concentration (option) in vocal principal:

Courses                                                  Hours
Music Performance:
  Voice (must include Voic 322)                            12
  Mus 113, 114, 213, 214 (may be satisfied by proficiency)  8
  Mus 207                                                   2

  Chorus                                                    7

Music Theory:
  Mus 105, 106, 205, 206, 305, 347                         15

Music History and Literature:
  Mus 104, 301, 302                                         9

Music Education:
  Mus 311, 315, 371, 381, 383, 384                         16

Professional Education:
  Edci 351, 352                                             6
  Mus 422                                                   3
  Edle 473                                                 12
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