Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Choral Music Education

(5 Year Program)

A Choral Music Education degree is selected when a student has decided to pursue teacher certification in the areas of secondary choral music and general music education. Seven semesters, not semester hours, of applied voice lessons must be completed, of which at least two must be taken at the 300 level. All majors are required to participate for a minimum of seven semesters in a major performing ensemble (Chorale) in their major performing area. All, including transfer choral music education students, must participate in Chorale each semester that they are enrolled on campus, with the exception of the semester of student teaching.

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Professional Secondary Education

 

Degree available in Bismarck
 

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Education (Choral Music Education) program will demonstrate thorough preparation for a variety of musical careers through: PERFORMANCE, SCHOLARSHIP, and LEADERSHIP.

PERFORMANCE

1.1 Primary Instrument. Students will perform from a cross section of musical styles and repertoire with technical accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, intonation, musicality, appropriate diction, and stylistic appropriateness in rehearsal and performance. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, and VI.)

1.2 Ensembles. Students will perform with effective ensemble skills in both small and large group settings. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.)

1.3. Sight Reading. Students will read and perform music at sight. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and VI.)

1.4 Secondary Instruments. Students will perform with a basic proficiency on piano and a variety of other instruments and voice. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, IV, and VI.)

SCHOLARSHIP

2.1 Research. Students will identify sources and tools for historical, cultural, theoretical, and educational research in music, as well as produce formal research papers and informative program notes. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, VI, and VII.)

2.2 Analysis. Students will analyze and evaluate written music and musical performance, including aural and cognitive comprehension of harmonic, formal, structural, stylistic, and compositional music concepts. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VI.)

2.3 Communication. Students will effectively share research, analysis, musical interpretation, etc. in a variety of ways, including written, verbal, and non-verbal forms of communication. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, VI, and VII.)

2.4 Synthesis. Students will synthesize learning from music academics with the technical and expressive elements of applied/ensemble music in performance. Students will arrange for and conduct a variety of ensembles synthesizing learning from music academics with the technical and expressive elements of applied/ensemble music. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.)

LEADERSHIP

3.1 Entrepreneurship. Students will be responsible for their own educational and career paths by engaging opportunities to excel in their art, including, but not limited to, service learning projects. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VII.)

3.2 Professionalism. Students will actively engage music as a profession through membership in professional organizations and participation in professional activities. Students will demonstrate the ethical and respectful behavior of music professionals. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VII.)

3.3 Self-Reflection. Students will self-monitor progress of academic and performance projects; self-evaluate and reflect on completed projects; and make reflective decisions for continual growth. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII.)

3.4 Teaching. Students will effectively plan, teach, manage and assess skills for music education in an elementary and secondary institution as prescribed by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII.)

Requirements

Choral Music Education Major Courses K-12 Licensure

MUSC 122Music Theory and Analysis I

3

MUSC 123Kodaly, Solfege and Ear Training I

1

MUSC 124Music Theory and Analysis II

3

MUSC 125Kodaly, Solfege and Ear Training II

1

MUSC 130Piano Keyboard Skills I

1

MUSC 131Piano Keyboard Skills II

1

MUSC 210Lyric Diction

2

MUSC 215Basic Conducting

2

MUSC 222Music Theory and Analysis III

3

MUSC 223Kodaly, Solfege and Ear Training III

1

MUSC 224Music Theory and Analysis IV

3

MUSC 225Kodaly, Solfege and Ear Training IV

1

MUSC 230NPiano Proficiency Exam

0

MUSC 235Voice Methods

1

MUSC 236Woodwind Methods

1

MUSC 237Brass Methods

1

MUSC 238Percussion Methods

1

MUSC 239Strings Methods

1

MUSC 316Choral Conducting

2

MUSC 322Choral Arranging

2

MUSC 326Music History and Literature I

3

MUSC 327Music History and Literature II

3

MUSC 328Music History and Literature III

3

MUSC 333Music Technology

2

ELED 390MElementary Music Methods

3

SEED 490MSecondary Choral Music Methods

3

Ensembles

7

Small Ensembles

1

Applied Music

7

Recital

1

 

Total Credit Hours: 64

MUSC 230N-Additional Piano work until passed.