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Bachelor of Music Education

The School of Music, in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Services, offers the Music Education curriculum for the preparation of teachers of general classroom, instrumental, and choral music. All majors must pass a piano proficiency examination before enrolling in a full-semester internship. Graduates of the program receive the degree and are eligible to apply for a Florida Professional Certificate valid for five years to teach music in grades K-12. 


Upon successful completion of an audition and theory placement test and acceptance into the School of Music, 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. Graduates will demonstrate mastery of music content knowledge and teaching skills that leads to effective instruction in music education. The core learning objectives of the program are correlated to the National Association of Schools of Music standards and the Florida Accomplished Practices at the pre-professional level.

 

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Audition Requirements

Clarinet

  1. Two movements from the following list of solos, preferably from two different solos:
    • Weber Concerto No. 1 
    • Mozart Clarinet Concerto 
    • Weber Concertino 
    • Poulenc Sonata

    OR

    One movement from above list and one contrasting Rose 32 etude.

  2. All major scales and arpeggios.

Percussion

Repertoire should include keyboard percussion, snare drum, and timpani.

  1. Keyboard:
    • Two Mallet solo from Koshinski, Becker or G.H. Green Xylophone Solos or 2 mallet Bach suite movement
    • Representative/Suggested 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
  2. Snare Drum:
    • Cirone Portraits in Rhythm, Delecluse Etude no. 1 or 6 from Douze Etudes, Peters Intermediate or Advanced Snare Drum Studies
    • Wilcoxon The All American Drummer or Modern Swing Solos
Violin
  1. One movement from an unaccompanied Bach sonata or partita. No repeats.
  2. One movement from a standard violin concerto
  3. Sight-reading