Music Education - B.M.

DESCRIPTION: The Bachelor of Music in Music Education, one of the most forward-looking curricula in the country, includes studies in jazz, folk, musical theatre and music of the entire world, while providing a strong grounding in Western art music. The program prepares students for Ohio licensure to teach music in grades K–12 and is recognized in most states. While receiving training in both areas, students specialize in the instrumental or choral/general concentrations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Graduates from the music education program hold teaching positions in Ohio and throughout the country.

Teachers of self-enrichment education held about 253,600 jobs in 2008. The largest numbers of teachers were employed by public and private educational institutions and providers of social assistance.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Freshman Students: Students must audition before being admitted to the School of Music. Inquiries can be directed to the Coordinator of Admissions and Scholarships, School of Music, E-101 Music and Speech, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001(or call 330-672-2172).

Transfer Students: In addition to meeting the general transfer admission requirement (2.0 cumulative GPA), students must audition before being admitted to the School of Music. Additional information is available from the School of Music Office, E-101 Music and Speech Center, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001 (or call 330-672-2172).
GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Students in the instrumental concentration are required to complete one-half senior recital, which may not be performed during the student-teaching period. Students specializing in wind, brass and percussion instruments must enroll in marching band (MUS 45222) once during their first two years of study.

Students in the choral/general concentration are required to complete one-half senior recital, which may not be performed during the student-teaching period.

CULMINATING REQUIREMENTS:
Major field achievement test in music history and music theory. Senior Recital. Student Teaching.

LANGUAGE
REQUIREMENT:
None
STUDY ABROAD/AWAY OPPORTUNITIES: Contact the School of Music (330-672-2172).

There are many Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.
PROGRAM FEE: $100/semester
ACCREDITATION: National Association of Schools of Music

STUDENT
ORGANIZATIONS:
Kappa Kappa Si, Delta Omicron, American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA).

GRADUATE
PROGRAMS:
Conducting (M.A.), Ethnomusicology (M.A.), Music Composition (M.A.), Music Theory (M.A.), Musicology (M.A.), Music Education (M.M.), Performance: Chamber Music (M.M.)

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