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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Music, B.Mus



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Music (B.Mus., B.A.)


Minimum hours required for B.A.: 61

Minimum hours required for B.-Mus. Composition: 92

Minimum hours required for B.-Mus. Education: 103

Minimum hours required for B.-Mus. Performance: 75-91

Minimum hours required for B.-Mus. Music Therapy: 104

Two degree programs are offered: the Bachelor of Music, for the student who seeks primarily professional training, and the Bachelor of Arts with a major in music, for the student who seeks to study music in its wider cultural context. The Music Department offers training for B.Mus. majors in the areas of music education, composition, performance, and music therapy. These programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

Private lessons in applied music are offered on campus. Students may register for either one or two half-hour weekly lessons. The last digit of the applied music course number indicates the amount of credit earned. Those who register for one half-hour lesson earn one semester hour; two half-hour lessons earn two semester hours. Special tuition fees are assessed for these courses. A successful performance audition is required for admission to music major status.

All music students are urged to consult the Music Department Student Handbook online for further clarification of the degree requirements listed below. The handbook contains full details and explanations of departmental and degree requirements.

Bachelor of Music Degree


In addition to fulfilling the general course requirements of the university and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, B.Mus. majors are required to complete course work in areas of common experience in music and in courses specific to one of four areas of concentration: music education, composition, performance, or music therapy.

1. Course work in areas of common experience includes


Course work in areas of common experience includes performance experience in applied music and in ensembles, development of basic musicianship skills, knowledge of musical structures and styles in broad historical and cultural contexts.

The courses required in the common experience


2. In addition, each major area of concentration requires applied music and ensemble participation as follows:


  • Music education: seven semesters of applied lessons (three semesters must be at  the 300-level); seven semesters of major ensembles (MUS 101, 102, 104, or 105); and at least one semester of small ensemble. Three credits in each area must be at the 300-level.
  • Composition: eight semesters of applied music and six semesters of ensembles. Four credits in each area must be at the 300-level.
  • Performance: eight semesters of applied music (includes sixteen credits at the 300-level) and 12 semester hours of ensembles at the 300-level, at least one semester must be in small ensemble
  • Music therapy: seven semesters of applied music and seven semesters of major ensemble, at least one semester must be in small ensemble. Three credits in each area must be at the 300-level.

Appropriate proficiency levels as defined by the Department of Music faculty must be passed for students to progress to upper-level applied music study.

3. Each area of concentration also requires degree candidates to present at least one recital as follows:


  • Music Education: a 30-minute senior recital
  • Composition: a recital of representative works
  • Performance: two 60-minute recitals
  • Music Therapy: a 30-minute senior recital

Areas of Concentration


Teacher Licensure

A full outline of requirements for the Ohio four-year Resident Educator PreK-12 teaching license in Music (valid for ages 3-21) can be viewed at http://catalog.csuohio.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=18&poid=3743&returnto=1468.

Portfolio

All music education students are candidates for teacher licensure and, as such, are expected to maintain a portfolio while completing their professional coursework and field experience using TaskStream.  For more information, students are advised to access the College of Education and Human Services section of this catalog as well as the Student Portfolio Handbook, available at: http://www.csuohio.edu/cehs/students/taskstream/taskstream.html.

Music Education Competency Exams

Each year, students majoring in music education must meet specific criteria to be eligible to continue to the next phase of their program.  These criteria are evaluated during Music Education Competency Exams (MEC).  Failure to meet competencies may result in delayed completion of the degree or dismissal from the major.  For complete information on MEC exams, students are advised to access the Music Department Handbook available at: https://www.csuohio.edu/class/sites/csuohio.edu.class/files/media/music/documents/UndergraduateHandbook.pdf.

Composition


A student choosing the option in composition must complete the following music courses in addition to the common experiences listed above:

Performance


A student choosing the option in music performance must complete the following course in addition to the common experiences listed above:

Music Therapy


Completion of the program of study (including the required internship) leads to eligibility to sit for the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) exam. Once the candidate passes this exam, he/she is awarded the credential Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC).

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