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Music Education Major

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Courses

The Majors and Minors section of the academic catalog explains graduation requirements. You can also read more about courses in the Undergraduate Course Listings section of the academic catalog.

Degree Plans

Sample degree plans provide a glimpse of what your schedule may look like as you complete this program.

Below are some of the courses offered for the Music Education Major.

Courses Credits  
MUSG 100 Recital Class 0 Info

This course is designated as a requirement for all music majors to attend 12 concerts per semester, while music minors need to attend nine concerts per semester. Students must register for this course concurrently with any level of applied lessons; therefore, music majors are required to take this course every semester you are attending classes on campus. Applicable concerts and recitals will be provided at the beginning of the semester.

EDU 101 Introduction to Educational Practice 3 Info

This course prepares the candidate for admission to Teacher Education. Course content includes the characteristics of the Greenville College Teacher Education Program, a survey of the legal, social and ethical issues involved in public school education, an introduction to Live Text and program portfolio development, and a correlation of psychological principles to varied learning styles and milieus. This course is conducted on campus and includes 70 hours of field experience in school settings that have a large minority population. This course will give students the opportunity to determine whether they want to persist in the Teacher Education Program. (Offered fall semester for transfer students and students with special needs by permission of instructor, and offered every Interterm for freshmen.)

MUAP 101 Class Piano I 1 Info

Music majors and minors (except for students whose primary instrument is piano) will complete this first level of group instruction. Class includes fundamentals of notation and basic musicianship skills which include: repertoire, sight reading, transposition, harmonization, improvisation, and technique. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $175.

MUAP 102 Class Piano II 1 Info

Elements of piano playing including touch, notation, rhythmic problems, major scales, and broken chords are covered. Instruction books, technical exercises, and studies of standard composers are given according to individual needs and the student's progress. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $175.

MUAP 103 Class Piano III 1 Info

Elements of piano playing, including touch, notation, and rhythmic problems, major scales, and broken chords are addressed. Instruction books, technical exercises, and studies of standard composers are given according to individual needs and the student's progress. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $175.

MUTH 103 Written Theory I 3 Info

The study of scales, keys, intervals, triads, seventh chords, chord progressions, cadences, harmonization of melodies and basses, non-harmonic tones, simple modulations, instrumental transposition, and analysis of simple song forms. (Should be taken concurrently with MUTH 103E.)

MUTH 103E Ear Training and Sight Singing I 1 Info

Hearing, singing, writing, and analyzing the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic elements of music are topics addressed in this class. (Should be taken concurrently with MUTH 103.)

MUAP 104 Class Piano IV 1 Info

This final class piano focuses on the individual progress of each student. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $175.

MUTH 104 Written Theory II 3 Info

A continuation of Music Theory I. (Should be taken concurrently with MUTH 104E.)

MUTH 104E Ear Training and Sight Singing II 1 Info

A continuation of Ear Training and Sight Singing I. (Should be taken concurrently with MUTH 104.)

MUAP 105 Beginning Voice Class - Traditional 1 Info

A study of the fundamentals of singing: including posture, breath control, breath support, tone production, resonance, and diction. Repertoire is half classical and half commercial. Class meets twice weekly, and has a fee of $175.

MUAP 111, 112, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412 Applied Music 1 or 2 (each) Info

Applied Music classes are available for instruments listed below. Placement audition is required. One credit equals a 30 minute lesson weekly having a fee of $375, and two credits equal an hour lesson weekly having a fee of $750. Applied music courses are to be taken in numerical sequence. Students must pass an upper division audition jury before taking MUAP 311.

Instruments in which applied music courses maybe taken. Letter designates area of study.

A. Flute
B. Oboe
C. Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
D. Bassoon
E. Saxophone
F. French horn
G. Trumpet
H. Trombone and Baritone
I. Tuba
J. Percussion
K. Violin
L. Viola
M. Cello
N. String Bass and Electric Bass
O. Organ
P. Piano - Private Lessons + Studio Class
T. Guitar
U. Voice - Private Lessons + Studio Class
W. Composition (upper division only)
X. Piano - CCM/BME - first year principal applied
Z. Voice - Private Jazz (upper division only)

 

EDU 202 Cultural Awareness in the Classroom 3 (CC) Info

The purpose of this course is to explore race and poverty issues that impact the classroom environment. Candidates will search for effective strategies to better meet the needs of underserved populations. The hidden rules of economic class and characteristics of generational poverty will be studied, with emphasis on the impact this has on instruction. Students spend 40 hours assisting in a classroom which serves a high minority and low socioeconomic population. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement. Except for those students completing the requirements for the elementary education major, this course also fulfills the general education sociology requirement. Students who take EDU 202 and then change to a non-education major will need to take a course with a SOC prefix to graduate.

MUTH 203 Music Theory III 3 Info

A continuation of Music Theory II. Advanced modulations, consideration of the modes, secondary seventh chords, ninth chords, altered chords and augmented sixths, borrowed chords, ornamentation, analysis of form, scoring for instruments, and introduction to counterpoint. (Should be taken concurrently with MUTH 203E.)

MUTH 203E Ear Training and Sight Singing III 1 Info

A continuation of Ear Training and Sight Singing II. Advanced ear training, sight singing, study of more difficult rhythmic patterns and written harmony are addressed. (Should be taken concurrently with MUTH 203.)

MUTH 204 Music Theory IV 3 Info

A continuation of Music Theory III. (Should be taken concurrently with MUTH 204E.)

MUTH 204E Ear Training and Sight Singing IV 1 Info

A continuation of Ear Training and Sight Singing III. (Should be taken concurrently with MUTH 204.)

PSY 206 Adolescent Development 3 Info

The transitional years of human development from puberty to early adulthood form the focus of this course. Emphasis is placed upon the developmental tasks and choices through which adolescents develop mastery and a sense of self-competence. Meets the general education psychology requirement for education majors.

MUSG 209 Music Listening 2 Info

This course develops critical listening skills for a variety of both western and non-western musical styles. Music will be evaluated by objective and aesthetic criteria. Open to all students, this course is the prerequisite for Music History I.

MUSG 221 Elementary Conducting 2 Info

This course studies standard conducting patterns, develops the skill of both hand and baton directing, and emphasizes development of listening and leadership skills.

ART 251 Art History: Introduction and Survey I 2-3 Info

The course is an introductory study of artists, their ideas, and styles, with an emphasis upon the variety of media and styles in the history of art. Also included is a beginning survey of art historical movements commencing with Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from pre-historic times through the Aegean and Greek periods. Meets the general education fine arts requirement.

EDU 280 Exceptional Child 3 Info

A study of children whose intellectual, physical, or emotional development deviates from the norm and of techniques to modify school programming to accommodate them. Focus is on the identification of exceptionalities and creating appropriate teaching/learning strategies. The legal basis for the education of exceptional children, as well as the historical and social foundations of special education, is studied. Thirty hours of field experience required.

MUED 281 String Class 1 Info

Class instruction covers elementary principles of playing and teaching of string instruments. Emphasis is on development of tone production. Also considered are transposition, capabilities, and limitations of each instrument. Class meets twice weekly.

MUED 282 Percussion Class 1 Info

Class instruction covers elementary principles of playing and teaching of percussion instruments. Emphasis is on development of tone production. Also considered are transposition, capabilities, and limitations of each instrument. Class meets twice weekly.

MUED 291 Brass Class 1 Info

Class instruction covers elementary principles of playing and teaching of band brass instruments. Emphasis is on development of tone production. Also considered are transposition, capabilities, and limitations of each instrument. Class meets twice weekly.

MUED 292 Woodwinds Class 1 Info

Class instruction covers elementary principles of playing and teaching of woodwind instruments. Emphasis is on development of tone production. Also considered are transposition, capabilities, and limitations of each instrument. Class meets twice weekly.

MUSG 309 Music History I 3 Info

This course is a survey of the development of musical styles and their creators from antiquity to 1750.

MUSG 310 Music History II 3 (WI) Info

This course is a survey of the development of musical styles and their creators from 1750 to the present day. This is a writing intensive course. Meets the general education writing intensive requirement.

EDU 316 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3 Info

Emphasis is on teaching reading and writing in content areas from grades 6 through 12. Relationships between reading, literacy, and writing within content areas are established and ways of meeting the needs of culturally diverse and dysfunctional students are explored. Candidates design appropriate learning experiences and apply reading-study skills to the content areas. Field experiences required. Cross listed with ENG 316.

MUED 322 Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques 2 Info

Further development of skill in conducting, principles of instrumental rehearsal techniques, and preparation of specific works are rehearsed with the College band.

MUED 324 Choral Rehearsal Techniques 2 Info

Further development of skill in conducting, principles of choral rehearsal procedures, and preparation of specific works are rehearsed with college choral organizations.

EDU 330 The Learning Environment 3 Info

The application of learning theory to the management of both exceptional and regular school populations. Field experiences required.

EDU 340 Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3 Info

This course is designed to explore classroom evaluation of student growth as an integral part of instruction. Candidates explore the purpose of evaluation as it relates to planning instruction. Professional, social, ethical, and philosophical considerations related to teaching/learning are also explored.

MUED 357 Elementary Music Methods 2 Info

Course includes development of philosophy of music education and objectives at the elementary level, survey, and evaluation of materials, and means of presenting those materials.

EDU 360 Secondary Music Methods 2 Info

Secondary Music Methods covers topics pertaining to teaching music in the secondary school including: The Role of the Music Educator; The Music Educator as a Leader; Motivation and Discipline in Secondary Music, Budgeting; Fund-Raising and Parents’ Organizations; Assessment; Scheduling,;The Music Library and Equipment, and Philosophy of Music Education.  The course is designed to assist music education students as the penultimate music course before the professional semester. Assignments are practical in nature, dealing with real questions and situations that first year music teachers may encounter.

EDU 400 Early Experience 1 Info

After admission to the professional internship, candidates receive student teaching placements. Candidates work with their cooperating teachers during the first week of school. Five days of clinical experience required.

EDU 409 Secondary Methods 3 Info
No Description Available.
MUSG 418 Senior Recital 1 Info

The student will prepare a minimum of 45 minutes of music to be performed at a public recital. The recital and program notes must be approved by a faculty jury prior to performance. Final jury must be passed prior to presentation of the recital.

EDU 425 Music Student Teaching 15 Info

For candidates completing the K-12 specialist program in music. Assignments are for eight weeks in an elementary K-6 program and eight weeks in a secondary 6-12 program (with designations in chorus, instrumental, or both).

Career Opportunities

 

  • Elementary Music Teacher
  • High School Music Teacher
  • Private Lessons Instructor
  • Choir Director
  • Band Director