Bachelor of Music Education
The School of Music, in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Services, offers the Bachelor of Music Education curriculum for the preparation of teachers of general classroom, instrumental, and choral music. All BME majors must pass a piano proficiency examination before enrolling in a full-semester internship. Graduates of the program receive the Bachelor of Music Education degree and are eligible to apply for a Florida Professional Certificate valid for 5 years to teach music in grades K-12.
Upon successful completion of an audition and theory placement test and acceptance into the Music Flagship Program, freshmen and sophomore students interested in pursuing music education should consult with an advisor for music education in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). Junior and senior students should consult with an advisor for music education in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Music Education major prepares students for a life in music. UNF graduates of the Bachelor of Music Education (BME) program will demonstrate mastery of music content knowledge and teaching skills that leads to effective instruction in music education. The core learning objectives of the Music Education program are correlated to the National Association of Schools of Music standards and the Florida Accomplished Practices at the pre-professional level.
- Two movements from the following
list of solos, preferably from two different solos:
Concerto No. 1
One movement from above list and one contratsing Rose 32 etude.
All major scales and arpeggios.
Repertoire should include keyboard
percussion, snare drum, and timpani.
- Two Mallet solo from Koshinski, Becker or G.H. Green Xylophone Solos or 2 mallet Bach suite movement
4 mallet Marimba solos: Abe Michi or Wind in the Bamboo Groves, Burritt
October Night or Preludes, Musser Etudes, Sammut Rotations,
Tanaka Two Movements for Marimba, Rosauro Concerto for Marimba, Trevino
Song Book or Strive to Be Happy
Portraits in Rhythm, Delecluse Etude no. 1 or 6 from Douze
Etudes, Peters Intermediate or Advanced Snare Drum Studies
The All American Drummer or Modern Swing Solos
Sonata for Timpani, Firth The Solo Timpanist, Hochrainer Etudes
for Timpani, Peters Etudes
Sight reading required.
- A work from the Baroque style period (i.e. a Two- or
Three-Part Inversion or Prelude and Fugue by J.S. Bach, a dance movement or
- A movement from a Classical sonata (i.e. Haydn,
Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert)
- A work from either the 19th, 20th, or 21st
- 4-octave scales and arpeggios in all major and minor
- Sight reading
Woodwinds, Brass, Strings
- Prepare a solo of appropriate difficulty. Auditions
should display musical maturity through expression, technique and stylistic
interpretation. Solos need not be memorized but should reflect a high degree of
familiarity and careful preparation by the performer. The use of an accompanist
is optional, but recommended.*
- Auditionees will be asked to perform major and minor
scales and arpeggios in various keys.
- Auditionees will be required to sight-read.
- Auditionees will be expected to demonstrate knowledge
of common musical terms and symbols, keys, and time signatures.
- Upon arrival to UNF, accepted auditionees who
submitted recordings must demonstrate abilities required by items 2, 3 and 4
- Please prepare three classical selections in
- Stylistic preference should be given to standard art
songs and/or arias from the baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th century
classical repertoire. Musical Theater and folk song selections sung in English
are also acceptable.
- At least one selection must be in a language other
than English with linguistic preference given to Italian, German, French, Latin
or Spanish. Classical selections in Portuguese, Russian, Czech, or Polish are
- The entire audition should be memorized and performed
with live piano accompaniment*.
- Applicants will also be required to sing short
sight-singing excerpts and vocal exercises led by the faculty.
- Applicants are required to wear appropriate and
professional audition attire.