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Music Education

The Bachelor of Music Education, P-12 is designed for students who are pursuing careers as music teachers in public, P-12 schools. The program meets the requirements for the Integrated Music P-12 initial certificate, which is the Kentucky license to teach general, instrumental and vocal music, primary through 12th grade levels.


This program includes study in an academic core of music, music education, professional education courses as well as additional studies that center around the performance of your chosen track - keyboard, percussion, voice, or woodwind/brasswind.

Note: Guitar players wishing to major in music education select from one the of the following tracks: BME Voice, or BME Woodwinds and Brasswinds.


Keyboard

Within this track, students select the choral option or the instrumental option.

 

For a complete list of program requirements for the keyboard track and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website


Percussion

This track features studies that center around the performance of percussion instruments in a variety of ensemble settings.

 

For a complete list of program requirements for the percussion track and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website.


Voice

Vocal music education majors are required, upon successful audition, to enroll and participate in all activities of the concert choir. Students with an unsuccessful audition for concert choir enroll in the University chorus.

 

For a complete list of program requirements for the voice track and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website.


Woodwind/Brasswind Track

Woodwind and brasswind music education students are required to enroll in and participate in all activities of the marching band each fall semester and in the concert or symphony band each spring semester (enrollment in a concert band is determined by audition). Those students who perform in the marching band on an instrument other than their principal applied instrument must also participate in the concert or symphony band on their principal applied instrument each fall semester. In addition, woodwind and brasswind music education majors are required to take two semesters of a choral ensemble (University chorus, concert choir or chamber singers). 

 

For a complete list of program requirements for the woodwind/brasswind track and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website.

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