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Esther Boyer College of Music Program Descriptions



Music Education

Darrel Walters, Chair 
(215) 204-8310

The Department of Music Education concentrates on developing music educators at the undergraduate level who will be ready for successful entry into the teaching profession. 

Faculty recommendations for student teaching are not automatic.  They must be earned by the student through demonstrated potential in the field. Students not recommended for student teaching may be permitted to graduate after successful completion of additional course work, but will not be recommended for Pennsylvania State Music Teacher Certification. 

Upon successful completion of the four-year program of study, the five-year double major program of study, or the five-year program with either a Jazz Studies component, and upon achieving passing scores on the Praxis Series Assessments (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers), or a Technology component, students qualify for Pennsylvania state certification for public school music teachers, K-12.


Bachelor of Music
Major in Music Education
Voice Concentration
 
Freshman Year  1st Sem.  2nd Sem.
Voice 0013, 0014 2
Choral Ensemble  1 1
Secondary Piano 0005, 0006  1 1
Intro. to Theory and Lit. 0045 0
Aural Theory 0041, 0042  2 2
Theory C143 3
Guitar 0058 1 0
Upper Strings 0052  1
College Composition R050  0
+ Foreign Language 0051, 0052 4
World Music 0330 0 3
Total 16  17
     
Sophomore Year  1st Sem 2nd Sem
Voice 0113, 0114  2
Choral Ensemble  1
Secondary Piano 0105, 0106  1 1
Aural Theory 0141, 0142  2
Theory 0144, C243 3
Music in History 0160, 0161 2 2
English Diction 0025  1 0
Conducting 0123 1 0
Percussion 0050  1 0
Mus. Learning Theory 0335 0
Teaching General Music W230  0 3
Math C055  0 3
Total 17  17
     
Junior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Voice 0213, 0214 2 2
Choral Ensemble
Keyboard Harmony 0245  3
Music in History W260, W261 3 3
Diction 0332, 0333  1 1
Conducting 0124, 0330  2
Woodwinds 0051 1
Brass 0054  0 1
Teach. Mus. Exceptional Children 0220  2
Assessment of Mus. Learning Theory 0340 
# Physics (Acoustics) C067  3 0
Intellectual Heritage X051  3 0
Total 16  16
     
Senior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Choral Ensemble  1 0
Teaching Choral Music 0353 0
## Computers in Mus. Applications C315 0
Curricular Options Secondary Sch. Mus. 0310  3
Student Teaching 0341, 0351, 0352 8
Edu. Schooling and Ind. in U.S. Society X060
Intellectual Heritage X052  3 0
Psychology C050  0 3
Elective 1 0
Total 16 11
     
Degree Total  126

+ This program requires two semesters of foreign language study. If the 61 level has been met by the language placement exam, then one year of another language must be taken. Options include German, French, Italian. 

# See current Schedule of Classes for additional first level science courses. Acoustics C067, however, is strongly recommended. Acoustics C067 is a prerequisite for Computers in Music Applications C315, another strongly recommended course for music education majors. 
## See current Schedule of Classes for additional approved second level science core course. Computers in Music Applications, however, is strongly recommended for music education majors. 
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Bachelor of Music
Major in Music Education
Piano Concentration
 
Freshman Year 1st Sem.  2nd Sem.
Piano 0007, 0008  2 2
Choral Ensemble  1
Intro. Theory & Lit. 0045 2 0
Aural Theory 0041, 0042  2 2
Theory C143 0 3
English Diction 0025  1
Brass 0054  1
Upper Strings 0052  1
Music Learning Theory 0335 3 0
College Composition R050 3 0
Math C055 
World Music 0330 0
Intellectual Heritage X051  0 3
Total 16  17
     
Sophomore Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Piano 0107, 0108 2 2
Choral Ensemble 1 1
Voice 0011, 0012  1 1
Aural Theory 0141, 0142  2 2
Theory 0144, C243  3
Music in History 0160, 0161  2 2
Conducting 0123, 0124  1
Guitar 0058 1 0
Diction 0332, 0333 1 1
Teaching General Music W230 0 3
Intellectual Heritage X052  0
Total 17  16
     
Junior Year  1st Sem 2nd Sem
Piano 0207, 0208  2 2
Choral Ensemble  1 1
Voice 0111,0 112  1
Percussion 0050 1
Woodwinds 0051  1
Keyboard Harmony 0245 0 3
Music in History W260, W261  3 3
Conducting 0330 or 0331  0
** Computers in Music Applications C315  3
Assessment of Music Learning Theory 0340  0
Teaching Music Exceptional Children 0220 2
Edu. School and Ind. X060 0
* Physics (Accoustics) C067 3 0
Total 17  17
     
Senior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Choral Ensemble 1 0
Piano Ensemble 0028  1 0
Music Elective 3 0
Teaching Choral Music 0353  2 0
Curr. Options Secondary School Music 0310 3 0
Student Teaching 0341, 0351, 0352 
Psychology C050 3 0
# Foreign Language/International Studies  4/3  4/3
Total 16/17  11/12
     
Degree Total:  127/129

* See Core Curriculum for additional first level course. Acoustics C067, however, is strongly recommended. Acoustics C067 is a prerequisite for Computers in Music Applications C315, another strongly recommended course for music education majors. 

** See current Core Curriculum for additional approved second level science Core courses. Computers in Mus. App. C315, however, is strongly recommended for music education majors. 
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Bachelor of Music
Major in Music Education Instrumental Concentration
 
Freshman Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Instrumental Concentration 0001, 0002 2 2
+Instrumental Ensemble 1 1
Choral Ensemble  1
Secondary Piano 0005, 0006  1 1
Intro. Theory & Lit. 0045  0
Aural Theory 0041, 0042  2 2
Theory C143 0 3
Brass 0054 1 0
Brass 0056 1
Music Learning Theory 0335 3
College Composition R050 3 0
World Music 0330 3
Math C055 0
Total 16 17
     
Sophomore Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Instrumental Concentration 01010, 102  2
+ Instrumental Ensemble  1
Secondary Piano 0105, 0106  1 1
Voice 0011, 0012  1 1
Aural Theory 0141, 0142  2
Theory 144, C243  3 3
Music in History 0160, 0161  2
Conducting 0123 1
++Upper Strings 0052  0
Lower Strings 0053  0 1
Teaching General Music W230  0
Intellectual Heritage X051 0 3
Total 16  17
     
Junior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Instrumental Concentration 02010, 202 2
Instrumental Ensemble  1 1
Keyboard Harmony 0245  3 0
Conducting 0124, 0331 1 2
Music in History W260, W261  3 3
Woodwinds 0051 1 0
Woodwinds 0057  1 0
Percussion 0050  1
Teaching Instrumental Music 0350 0 3
Curr. Opt. Secondary School Music 0310 0 3
Tech. Mus. Exceptional Chldrn. 0220  2 0
Assessment of Mus. Learning 0340 0 2
* Physics (Acoustics) C067  3 0
Total 17  17
     
Senior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Instrumental Ensemble 1
** Computers in Music Applications C315 3
Student Teaching 0341, 0351, 0352  0
Psychology C050 0
Edu. Schooling and Ind. X060  0 3
Intellectual Heritage X052  0 3
# International Studies 0 3
# International Studies 3
Total 11 16
     
Degree Total:  127

+ Two semesters of Marching Band are required for students whose principal instruments are woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Normally this requirement is fulfilled in the fall semester of freshman and sophomore years. 
++Violin and Viola Concentrations may substitute Music 0392.
* See Core Curriculum for additional first level science courses. Acoustics C067, however, is strongly recommended. Acoustics C067 is a prerequisite for Computers in Mus. App. C315, another strongly recommended course for music education majors. 
** See Core Curriculum for additional approved second level science Core courses. Computers in Mus. App. C315, however, is strongly recommended for music education majors. 
# Must be approved Core courses. At least on course must be in non-Western or Third World studies. 

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Bachelor of Music
Major in Music Education Piano Concentration
with Jazz Studies Component
 
Freshman Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Piano 0007, 0008  2
% Ensemble  1
Intro. to Theory and Lit. 0045  0
Aural Skills 0031, 0032 2
Theory 0153  0 3
History of Pop 0132 3 0
Brass 0054  0 1
Upper Strings 0052  1
Music Learning Theory 0335  3 0
World Music 0330  0 3
Math C055 3
College Composition R050  0
Total 16  16
     
Sophomore Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Piano 0107, 0108 2
Voice 0011, 0012  1
English Diction 0025  1 0
Theory C143  0 3
Theory 0154  0
% Ensemble  1 1
Jazz Electives  3
Conducting 0123, 0124  1 1
Music in History 0160, 0161 2 2
Guitar 0058 1 0
Percussion 0050  1 0
Teaching General Music W230  3
Intellectual Heritage X052  3 0
Total 16  16
     
Junior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Piano 0201, 0202  2 2
Theory 0144 0 3
Jazz Arranging 0331  0
Jazz Improvisation 0333 2
History of Jazz 0138 3
Voice 0111, 0112  1 1
% Ensemble 1
Conducting 0330 or 0331 2 0
Music in History W260, W261  3
Woodwinds 0051  0 1
Teaching. Mus. to Exceptional Children 0220 2 0
+ Physics (Acoustics) C067  3 0
Total 17  16
     
Fourth Year Senior  1st Sem 2nd Sem
Piano 0301, 0302  2 2
% Ensemble  1
Accom. and Piano Ensemble 0028  1
Theory C243  0
Counterpoint 0343 0 2
Orchestration 0242 0
Keyboard Harmony 0245  3
Business of Music 0318  0
MIDI 0346  3 0
# Jazz Electives  4
Assessment of Music Learning 0340 2 0
Computers in Music Applications C315  0 3
Teaching Choral Music  2 0
Senior Project 0
Total 17  16
     
Fifth Year Senior 1st Sem 2nd Sem
% Ensemble 0
Curricular Opt. Secondary School Music 0310  3 0
Intellectual Heritage X052 0
Student Teaching 0341, 0351, 0352 0 8
Psychology C050 0
Edu. School and Ind. in U.S. Soc. C060  0
%% Foreign Language/ International Studies 4/3  4/3
Total 17/16  12/11
     
Degree Total:  157/159

+ See Core Curriculum for additional first level course. Acoustics C067, however, is strongly recommended. Acoustics C067 is a prerequisite for Computers in Mus. App. C315, another strongly recommended course for music education majors. 
% Nine semesters of ensembles are required; 4 semester credit hours must be earned in traditional ensembles and 4 semester hours must be earned in jazz ensembles. A mixture of vocal and instrumental ensembles is recommended. 
%% Must be approved Core courses. At least one course must be in non-Western or Third World studies. 

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Bachelor of Music 
Major in Music Education
Instrumental Concentration with Jazz Studies Component
 
Freshman Year 1st Sem  2nd Sem
Instrumental Concentration 0001, 0002  2 2
+ Instrumental Ensemble  1 1
Secondary Piano 0005  1 0
Jazz Secondary Piano 0006  1
Intro. Theory & Lit. 0045 2 0
Aural Skills 0031, 0032  2 2
Theory 0153 (Jazz) 3
Brass 0054  1 0
Upper Strings 0052 0
Music Learning Theory 0335  0 3
Math C055 3 0
World Music 0330 3
%College Composition R050 3 0
Lower Strings 0053  0 1
Total 16  16
     
Sophomore Year  1st Sem 2nd Sem
Instrumental Concentration 0101, 0102  2 2
Jazz Secondary Piano 0105, 0106 1
Choral Ensemble 1 1
Theory 0154 (Jazz) 3 0
Theory C143  3
+ Instrumental Ensemble  1 1
Conducting 0123, 0124  1
Music in History 0160, 0161  2 2
Woodwinds 0051  1 0
Voice 0011, 0012  1 1
Teach. Mus. Exceptional Children 0220 0 2
Assessment of Music Learning 0340 0 2
Intellectual Heritage X051  3 0
Total 16  16
     
Junior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Instrumental Concentration 0201, 0202  2
Theory 0144  3 0
Orchestration 0242 2 0
Jazz Improvisation 0333  2
+ Instrumental Ensemble  1 1
Conducting 0331  2 0
Music in History W260, W261  3 3
Jazz Arranging 0331  3
Percussion 0050  1
Woodwinds 0057  0
Brass 0056 1
Teaching General Music W230 3 0
Curricular Opt. Secondary School Mus. 0310 3
Total 17  16
     
Fourth Year Senior  1st Sem 2nd Sem
Instrumental Concentration 0301, 0302  2 2
+ Instrumental Ensemble 1 1
Keyboard Harmony 0245  0 3
Theory C243  3
Counterpoint 0343 0
Teaching Instrumental Music 0350  0 3
History of Pop 0132 3 0
History of Jazz 0138  0 3
Business of Music 0318  2 0
MIDI 0346  3 0
Jazz Elective  2
* Physics (Acoustics) C067  3 0
Senior Project 0
Total 17 17
     
Fifth Year Senior 1st Sem 2nd Sem
+ Instrumental Ensemble 0 1
Student Teaching 0341, 0351, 0352 8 0
Edu. School and Ind. in U.S. Soc. X060 3
Psychology C050 0
Intellectual Heritage X052 3
International Studies  3
***International Studies 3
**Computers in Music Applications C315 3
Total 11  16
     
Degree Total:  158

+ Two semesters of Marching Band are required. Normally this requirement is fulfilled in the FALL semester of the freshman and sophomore years. A total of nine (9) semesters of instrumental ensembles are required; four credit hours must be earned in traditional instrumental ensembles and four credit hours must be earned in jazz instrumental ensembles. The ninth may be in either. 
* See Core Curriculum for additional first level science courses. Acoustics C067, however, is strongly recommended. Acoustics C067 is a prerequisite for Computers in Mus. App. C315, another strongly recommended course for music education majors. 
** See the Core Section of this bulletin to see other approved second level science Core courses. Computers in Mus. App. C315, however, is strongly recommended for music education majors. 
** Must be approved core course. At least one course must be in non-Western or Third World studies. 

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Bachelor of Music
Major in Music Education
Voice Concentration with Jazz Studies Component
 
Freshman Year 1st Sem  2nd Sem
Voice 0013, 0014  2 2
Secondary Piano 0005  1 0
Jazz Secondary Piano 0006 1
Intro. Theory & Lit. 0045 2 0
Aural Skills 0031, 0032  2 2
Theory 0153  3
Choral Ensemble % 1 1
Music Learning Theory 0335  3 0
Brass 0054 0 1
World Music 0330 3
College Composition R050 3 0
Mathematics C055  3 0
Psychology C050  0 3
Total 17  16
     
Sophomore Year  1st Sem 2nd Sem
Voice 0113, 0114  2 2
Jazz Secondary Piano 0105, 0106 1
Theory C143  3
% Choral Ensemble  1
Theory 0154  3 0
Conducting 0123, 0124  1
Teaching General Music W230 0 3
Upper Strings 0052  0 1
English Diction 0025 1 0
Intellectual Heritage X051 3 0
+ Foreign Language 0051, 0052 4 4
Total 16  16
     
Junior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Voice 0213, 0214 2
Diction 0332, 0333  1 1
Theory 0144 0 3
Music in History 0160, 0161  2
Jazz Arranging 0331  3 0
Jazz Improvisation 0333  0 2
## Jazz Electives 0 2
% Choral Ensemble  1
Conducting 0330  0
Teach Music to Exceptional Children 0220  2
Percussion 0050 0
Guitar 0058 1 0
Woodwinds 0051 1
# Physics (Acoustics) C067  0
Total 16  16
     
Fourth Year Senior  1st Sem 2nd Sem
Voice 0313, 0314  2 2
% Choral Ensemble 1 1
Keyboard Harmony 0245  0 3
Music in History W260, W261  3
Theory C243  3
Counterpoint 0343 2
History of Pop 0132 3 0
History of Jazz 0138  0 3
Business of Music 0318  2 0
MIDI 0346  3 0
Jazz Electives  0
Senior Project 0
Total 17 17
     
Fifth Year Senior 1st Sem 2nd Sem
% Choral Ensemble 1 0
Jazz Elective 0
Curricular Opt. Secondary School Mus. 0310  0
Teaching Choral Music 0353 0
Student Teaching 0341, 0351, 0352 0 8
Assessment of Musical Learning 0340  0
Edu. Sch. and Ind. in U.S. Soc. X060 0
Intellectual Heritage X052 0 3
## Computers in Mus. Applications C315 0
Total 16  11
     
Degree Total: 158

% Nine semesters of vocal ensembles are required; six must be earned in traditional vocal ensembles and three must be earned in jazz vocal ensembles. 
+ This program requires two semesters of foreign language study. If the C061 level has been met by the language placement exam, then one year of another language must be taken. (Options include French, German, Italian.)
# See current Schedule of Classes for additional first level science courses. Acoustics C067, however, is strongly recommended. Acoustics C067 is a prerequisite for Computers in Mus. Appl. C315, another strongly recommended course for education majors. 
## See current Schedule of Classes for additional approved second level science core courses. Computers in Mus. Appl. C315, however, is strongly recommended for music education majors.

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Bachelor of Music 
Major in Music Education
Instrumental Concentration with Music Technology Component
 
Freshman Year 1st Sem  2nd Sem
Instrumental Concentration 0001, 0002  2 2
Secondary Piano 0005  1 1
Choral Ensemble  1
Aural Theory 0041, 0042 2 2
Intro. Theory and Lit 0045 2 0
Theory C143  3
+ Instrumental Ensemble  1
Brass 0054, 0056  1 1
Composition R050 0
Music Learning Theory 0335  0 3
World Music 0330 0
Tech. for Ed. and Music 0331 (MT)  0 3
Total 16  17
     
Sophomore Year  1st Sem 2nd Sem
Instrumental Concentration 0101, 0102  2 2
Secondary Piano 0105, 0106 1
Music in History 0160, 0161 2 2
Aural Theory 0141, 0142 2 2
Theory 0144, C243  3
+ Instrumental Ensemble  1 1
Conducting 0123, 0124  1
Upper and Lower Strings 0052, 0053  1 1
Math C055 3 0
Sound Recording 0321 (MT) 0 3
Voice 0011, 0012 1 1
Total 17  17
     
Junior Year 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Instrumental Concentration 0201, 0202  2
Instrumental Ensemble  1 1
Conducting 0331 2 0
Music in History W260, W261  3 3
Teaching Gen. Music W230  3 0
Physics (Acoustics) C067  3 0
Woodwinds 0051, 0057  1 1
Teach Mus. Exceptional Children 0220  0
Psychology C050  3
% International Studies 3
Computers in Mus. Applications C315 3
Total 17  16
     
Fourth Year Senior  1st Sem 2nd Sem
Instrumental Ensemble 1
% International Studies 3 0
Keyboard Harmony 0245  3 0
Edu. Sch. and Ind. X060  0
Assessment Mus. Learning 0340 2
Curricular Options 0310  0 3
Teach Instr. Music 0350 0 3
Percussion 0050  0 1
Audio Production 0275 (MT) 0 4
Computer Syn. of Mus. 0316  3 0
Interactive Multimedia 0332 (MT)  3
Comp. Mus. for Film 0335 (MT)  3 0
Total 16 17
     
Fifth Year Senior 1st Sem 2nd Sem
Instrumental Ensemble 1 0
Student Teaching 0341, 0351, 0352 0 8
Intellectual Heritage X051, X052 3 3
Independent Study (MT) 0
Interact. Multimedia II 0333 (MT) 0
MIDI 0346 (MT) 0
Computer Mus. Studio 0347 (MT) 0
Total 15  11
     
Degree Total:  159

+ Two semesters of Marching Band are required for students whose principal instruments are woodwings, brass, and percussion. Normally this requirement is fulfilled in the FALL semester of the freshman and sophomore years.
% One International Studies course must be a non-western or third world course. 

The above example demonstrates how the Music Technology component can be incorporated into a five-year music degree curriculum. This is only a demonstrative model, and is not the only curriculum to which the component may be added. Students interested in adding the component to their curriculum should contact their respective department chair for further information and specific curriculum guidelines.

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