Music Education Curriculum

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education program consists of 130-133 semester credit hours and typically takes 4-4.5 years to complete (academic work followed by a sixteen-week student teaching placement). Two thirds of the curriculum is dedicated to the study of music and the other third to general studies. Depending on emphasis (Choral or Instrumental), a brief breakdown of the requirements is as follows:

Music Education and Music Courses: 72-75 semester hours *

  • String, Wind and Percussion techniques and skill building classes
  • Music Methods (as applicable Elementary, Secondary, Choral, Instrumental)
  • Diction or Marching Band Techniques (as applicable to emphasis)
  • Orchestration
  • Conducting - 2 semesters
  • Music Theory - 4 semesters
  • Music History - 2 semesters
  • Applied Major (instrumental or voice) - 8 semesters
  • Senior Recital
  • Ensemble participation - 8 semesters
  • Minor Instrument/Piano Proficiency

Education Courses: 17 semester hours *

  • Foundations and Diversity in American Education
  • Practicum, Internships
  • Student Teaching

General Education Courses: 41 semester hours *

  • First Year Seminar
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Seminar in World Music
  • Student selected courses to fulfill remaining general education requirements in Foreign Language, Mathematical Thought, Science and Technology, Health and Wellness, Creative Dimension, International Perspectives, Philosophical/Spiritual Dimension, American Traditions

* Please note that this is a condensed listing of the degree requirements and is not intended to amend or modify the official undergraduate catalog of the University of Evansville. Combining the two areas of emphasis usually takes extra time and requires 150 credit hours.