Music, BM - Music Education - Instrumental

Music Education at the W

A degree in Music Education from the W is a practical degree with a curriculum that prepares graduates to be successful band directors and music teachers in not only Mississippi, but anywhere in the country. While at the W, music education majors are eligible for music major and ensemble scholarships.

 

What will we learn?

The music education curriculum includes training in music theory and history, music performance through private lesson study and ensemble experience, music methods courses, and courses in teacher education. Students develop advanced skills in playing, rehearsal pedagogy, selecting repertoire, and ensemble preparation.

Some of our former graduates are:

  • Teaching at K-12 institutions in Mississippi as well as neighboring states
  • Have taught music abroad
  • Are playing music in the military and in professional orchestras and bands

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General Education Curriculum

(39-40 Semester Hours)

See General Education Curriculum Requirements

Teacher Education Majors are required to pass the following courses with a C or higher as part of their major and their General Education Curriculum.

MA 113 - College Algebra or higher Math including MA 123 (3 semester hours)
COM 101 - Oral Communication
PSY 206 - Human Growth and Development

 

Major Courses:

Grade of C or better required. (For course descriptions, see the Undergraduate Bulletin)

MUS 101 - Theory I
MUS 102 - Theory II
MUS 103 - Theory Lab I
MUS 104 - Theory Lab II
MUS 105 - Introduction to Music Literature
MUS 121 - Major Brass Lessons, Music Composition, Percussion, Piano, Voice, Woodwinds
MUS 122 - Major Brass Lessons, Music Composition, Percussion, Piano, Voice, Woodwinds
MUS 201 - Theory III
MUS 202 - Theory IV
MUS 203 - Theory Lab III
MUS 204 - Theory Lab IV
MUS 220B - Brass Instruments
MUS 220PR - Percussion Instruments
MUS 220S - String Instruments
MUS 220W - Woodwind Instruments
MUS 221 - Major Brass Lessons, Music Composition, Percussion, Piano, Voice, Woodwinds
MUS 222 - Major Brass Lessons, Music Composition, Percussion, Piano, Voice, Woodwinds
MUS 301 - History Of Music
MUS 302 - History Of Music
MUS 305 - Form and Analysis
MUS 306 - Arranging and Orchestration Techniques
MUS 315 - Conducting
MUS 317 - Instrumental Conducting
MUS 320 - Music Education Materials and Methods
MUS 321 - Major Brass Lessons, Music Composition, Percussion, Piano, Voice, Woodwinds
MUS 322 - Major Brass Lessons, Music Composition, Percussion, Piano, Voice, Woodwinds
MUS 326 - Secondary Music Methods (Instrumental)
MUS 421 - Major Brass Lessons, Music Composition, Percussion, Piano, Voice, Woodwinds

 

Professional Education Requirements, K-12:

(Minimum grade of C required)

ED 300 - Education as a Profession
ED 302 - Art and Science of Teaching
ED 306 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners
ED 360 - Educational Psychology
ED 401 - Classroom Management
ED 407 - Observation and Directed Teaching Grades K-12

 

Select Music Ensemble: (8 Semester Hours)

Note: All music majors are required to enroll and participate in an MUW ensemble during each semester enrolled as a full-time student.

MUS 106 - Jazz Ensemble
MUS 108 - Instrumental Ensemble
MUS 110 - University Chorus
MUS 111 - Wind Ensemble
MUS 112 - New Horizon
MUS 114 - Chorale
MUS 115 - Chamber Singers
MUS 116 - Male Ensemble

 

Secondary Music Sequence: (4 Semester Hours)

Piano majors will take four hours of Secondary Voice or Instrument; all other Music majors take the Group Keyboard Skills sequence.

MUS 107 - Group Keyboard Skills I
MUS 109 - Group Keyboard Skills II
MUS 207 - Group Keyboard Skills III
MUS 209 - Group Keyboard Skills IV

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MUS 127 - Secondary Piano, Voice (4 semester hours)

 

Professional Education Requirements, 7-12:

(Minimum grade of C required, except ED 302 requires a grade of B or better)

ED 300 - Education as a Profession
ED 302 - Art and Science of Teaching
ED 306 - Introduction to Exceptional Learners
ED 351 - Educational Measurement
ED 360 - Educational Psychology
ED 365 - Content Area Reading
ED 401 - Classroom Management
ED 409 - Observation and Directed Teaching in Secondary Education Grades 7-12

 

Other required courses:

BSB 101 - General Biology I
BSB 101L - General Biology I Laboratory
BSB 102 - General Biology II
BSB 102L - General Biology II Laboratory

 

General Electives: (18 Semester Hours)

In addition to the requirements of the major and the General Education Curriculum requirements, an additional 3 semester hours of coursework is required to meet the requirements of a Bachelor of Music degree.

Suggested course: MUS 242 - Computers in Music

 

Total Hours Required for a BA in Music: 124 Semester Hours

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