Mar 05, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Education (four-year)-Piano Emphasis, B.Mus.


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Required Credits: 125


First Year


Semester 1 (16 credits)


Semester 2 (16 credits)


Second Year


Semester 1 (16 credits)


Semester 2 (16 credits)


Third Year


Semester 1 (16 credits)


Semester 2 (16 credits)


Fourth Year


Semester 1 (17 credits)


Semester 2 (12 credits)


*General Academic


Required general academics:

May be taken in any order.
No more than one UIS course should be taken per semester.

  • UISA - Artistic and Creative Expression 3 credit(s)
  • UISS - Social Context and Change 3 credit(s)
  • UIST - Natural, Scienctific, Technological Exploration  3-4 credit(s) (Must be chosen from UIST 115 , UIST 120 , or UIST 140D . Students who take any other UIST course to meet this requirement must then ALSO take a 3-4 credits Science Elective.)
  • UISC - Cultural and Historical Expression 3 credit(s) (Must be chosen from UISC 210 , UISC 211 , or UISC 212  to satisfy the CT State American History requirement.)
  • Mathematics elective (M 116  recommended) 3 credit(s)
  • Academic elective 3 credit(s)

Note(s):


1Enrollment dependent on placement exam.

2Prerequisite: Cumulative grade point average of 2.67 required; no more than one C in a music education or education course.

3Students who choose an essay as their senior project submit the title and outline of the essay to the department chair for approval. A faculty advisor will then be appointed.

In the Junior Year Students may select to complete the year-long methods sequence in either Choral (MED 307  and MED 310W  ) or General methods (MED 340  and MED 341W ).  Students must take one methods course in the alternate sequence (i.e., if a student elects to take the choral methods sequence, he or she must take one general method course).

Students in this program may elect to audition for either a CPO or IPO in any given academic year.  The selection of a large performing ensemble experience will be based on a successful audition, student interest, and in consultation with the student’s Music Education academic advisor.   Students may not switch ensembles mid-year.

Students must submit SAT, ACT, or Praxis I scores to the Music Education Division Coordinator. For the two-score SAT system (1,600 maximum, 800 per test), students must have a minimum combined score of 900 for (mathematics, combined reading and writing), with a minimum of 400 for each test. For the three-score SAT system (2,400 maximum, 800 per test), students must have a minimum combined score of 1,350 (mathematics, critical reading, writing), with a minimum of 400 for each test. For the ACT, students must have a minimum score of 19. For the Praxis I, students must have a minimum score of 140 on each of three portions-mathematics, critical reading, and writing. Students who do not meet these minimum scores will be offered remediation as appropriate on a case-by-case basis in order to meet Connecticut requirements for teacher certification.

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