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Music Education

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Music

 

LEAD THE NEXT GENERATION OF MUSICIANS

 

The programs in the Bachelor of Music degree are directed to those who intend to become professional musicians and music educators. The Bachelor of Music in Music Education offers both instrumental and choral/general tracks in which students gain classroom experience through extensive, field-based teaching opportunities. This program is designed specifically to educate and provide certification for those intending to teach music in elementary or secondary schools in a public school system. The Music Education major may be personalized through Service-Learning programs, summer research, independent study and the pursuit of a senior thesis or capstone experience.

Students within the music education major are held to a rigorous standard of musical proficiency, similar to that of students in the Applied Music major, with hour-long weekly lessons throughout their undergraduate career. This major provides effective preparation for immediate employment within the public school system or for further graduate study in music.

Areas of Study

  • Music Theory, Aural Skills, Class Piano, and Music History core sequences
  • Music education methods and secondary instrumental methods
  • Private weekly instrumental or vocal lessons
  • Ensemble participation
  • Education, human development coursework concentration

Prospective Careers

  • Teaching Kindergarten through 12th grade Music (general, choral, orchestral and band) in public schools
  • Band, Orchestra or Choral Director
  • Arts Administrator
  • Clinician
  • Community Music School Teacher or Director
  • Musical Theatre Director

Prospective Graduate Programs

  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Music Composition

 

 

What’s special about this program?

 

This major can be personalized to fit the academic and professional pursuits of each student, individualized to incorporate minors, Honors Degrees, Degrees with Distinction, Service-Learning, study abroad and research. We maintain a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, providing access to a passionate, invested, and highly accomplished faculty comprised of professionally active performers, composers, educators, theorists and musicologists.  The study of music at Delaware is enriched by nearly 300 performances each year by faculty, students, ensembles and guest artists. Additionally, the vast musical resources of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New York City are easily accessible to our majors.

Get involved

 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Xi Mu Chapter)

Sigma Alpha Iota (Eto Rho Chapter)

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

The Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI)

American String Teachers Association (ASTA)

The Jazz Educators and Performers Association (JEPA)

Music Management Student Assoc (MMSA)

College Music Society (UD Student Chapter)

Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic

American Musicological Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter

A cappella and other musical groups

Nationally Connected Organizations

Ensemble Opportunities

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

HDFS201

 

Life Span Development
MATH113 Contemporary Mathematics

 

MUED179

Freshman Seminar in Music Education

 

MUSC100

 

Recital Attendance
MUSC113

 

Marching Band (Instrumental Majors)

MUSC151/152

 

Private Study

MUSC171/271

 

Diction (Italian/English and German – Choral/General Majors)

 

MUSC174

 

Class Voice - Instrumentalists
MUSC175/176

Class Piano I/II

 

MUSC185/186

Class Piano I/II

 

MUSC195

Harmony I

 

MUSC215/217

Secondary Instrumental Methods (Instrumental Majors)

 

UNIV101 

 

First Year Experience
 

Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles (varied)

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

HDFS202

 

Diversity and Families
MUED277

Introduction to Music Education

 

MUSC100

Recital Attendance

 

MUSC196/295

 

Harmony II/III

MUSC211/311

 

Music, History, and Ideas & Music History: 400–1600

MUSC214/219

 

Secondary Instrumental Methods (Instrumental Majors)
MUSC251/252

Private Study

 

MUSC272

French Diction - Vocalists

 

MUSC275/276

Class Piano III/IV

 

MUSC285/286

 

Aural Skills III/IV
EDUC414

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents

 

 

Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles (varied)

 

  University Breadth Course

MUED336

 

Choral Conducting (Choral/General Majors)

MUED337

 

Instrumental Conducting (Instrumental Majors)

MUED378

 

Choral Music Literature (Choral/General Majors)

MUED379

 

Music in the Elementary and Junior High (or Middle) School
(Instrumental Majors)
 

MUSC100

 

Recital Attendance

MUSC216/218/222/MUED178

 

Advanced Instrumental Methods (Instrumental Majors)

MUSC296

 

Harmony IV

MUSC312/313

 

Music History: 1600-1827 & Music History: 1827 to the Present
MUSC328

Choral Music Literature  

 

MUSC335

 

Basic Conducting

MUSC351/352

 

Private Study
 

Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles (varied)

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

EDUC400

 

Student Teaching

MUED478

 

Secondary Music Materials and Approaches: Choral (Choral/General Majors)

MUED479

 

Secondary Music Materials and Approaches ( Instrumental Majors)

MUSC301

 

Degree Recital

MUSC407

 

Contemporary Music Literature (Choral/General Majors)

MUSC451

 

Private Study

MUSC480

 

Vocal Pedagogy (Choral/General Majors)
 

Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles (varied)

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

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