PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education Program will prepare students for professional levels of knowledge, skills and dispositions for successful practice in the profession of teaching music (early childhood through adolescence in choral, instrumental and/or general music). Completion of the Music Education Program prepares students for Wisconsin state teacher licensure.
 
Bachelor of Music in Music Education is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

YOU COULD BECOME A ...

  • Music Teacher in a Public School
  • Band or Choral Conductor
  • Arranger
  • Audio Producer
  • Recording Engineer

YOU COULD START A
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN …

  • Music Education
  • Music Therapy
  • Music Business

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

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Dr. Diana shapiro

Assistant Professor
Music Department

Phone920 686-6172
Emaildiana.shapiro@sl.edu

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JONATHAN KIM

Assistant Professor
Music Department

Phone920 686-6184
Emailjonathan.kim@sl.edu

Program LEarning Outcomes

To achieve its goal, the Music Program provides instruction and opportunities for students to:

  1. Develop competencies in the areas of solfege singing, aural skills, music theory and analysis, arranging, composition and improvisation.
  2. Develop competencies in the areas of composition and analysis including composing, arranging, analysis of music literature and implementing music technology for these purposes.
  3. Develop competencies in the areas of music  performance, both solo and ensemble.
  4. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in the area of musical repertory and styles from many cultures and historical periods.
  5. Develop pedagogical and leadership skills necessary for music teachers, conductors and other professionals.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Students interested in the music major must attend Music Jumpstart Day. The assessments given during this day will ensure proper placement in music courses.
  • Acceptance into Silver Lake College of the Holy Family through the admissions process.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale on 30 semester credits of college work.
  • Acceptable basic skills in math, reading and writing as detailed in the Teacher Education Handbook.
  • Completion of Background Verification Check and TB screening.
  • Portfolio I requirements met.
  • Grade of "B" or better in EDU165 Orientation to Teacher Education.
  • Recommendation of the School of Education.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of one-third of the required courses must be completed through Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.
  • Students with a bachelor’s degree seeking teacher licensure must complete six credits at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family prior to student teaching.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO STUDENT TEACHING

  • Successful completion of clinical experiences (at least a "B- grade").
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Satisfactory completion of liberal arts requirements, professional core courses, and major/minor content courses prior to student teaching.
  • Portfolio II requirements met.
  • Personal interview with the Dean of the School of Education, Program Director and Major/Minor Advisor (and if possible, a local school administrator).
  • Demonstrate acceptable content area knowledge by end of semester prior to student teaching.
  • Recommendation of the School of Education.

PROGRAM EXIT AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

  • Satisfactory completion of student teaching experiences (at least a “B-” grade).
  • Satisfactory completion of Portfolio III.
  • Passing score on Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).
  • Students must earn a “C” or better in each music course to count toward degree requirements.
  • Upon completion of coursework, all Music Education majors undertake Student Teaching in their respective levels of concentration.
  • Candidates must complete all requirements for Wisconsin Teacher Licensure.

Program curriculum

Music Major Core Courses 30 credits
MUS 112 Music Theory I 3
MUS 113 Music Theory II 3
MUS 200 Music Theory III 3
MUS 114 Music History & Literature I 3
MUS 214 Music History & Literature II 3
MUS 300 Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries 3
MUS 121 Solfege I 2
MUS 122 Solfege II 2
MUS 221 Solfege III 2
MUS 239 Technology in Music 2
MUS 244 Basic Choral and Instrumental Conducting 2
MUS 400 Instrumental and Choral Arranging 2

 

Teacher Education Core Courses 16 credits
EDU 165 Orientation Teacher Education 1
EDU 270 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 271 Curriculum and Methods 3
EDU 360 Teaching Reading and Writing 3
EDU 361 Professional Seminar 1
PSY 274 Life Span Development 3
MUS 140 Foundations of Music Education 2

 

Music Education  Choral Courses 81 credits
Music Major Core Courses 30
Teacher Education Core Courses 16
MUS 161 Chorale 8
MUS 225 General Methods I 3
MUS 335 General Methods II 3
MUS 238 Singer’s Diction 2
MUS 240 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUS 344 Secondary Choral Methods and Conducting 3
MUS 411 Advanced Choral Conducting 2
Applied or Class Piano 4
Applied Voice 8

 

Music Education – Instrumental Major 81 credits
Music Major Core Courses 30
Teacher Education Core Courses 16
MUS 136 Percussion Techniques 2
MUS 137 Brass Techniques 2
MUS 236 Woodwind Techniques 2

MUS 237 String Techniques

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MUS 243 Instrumental Methods and Materials

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MUS 260 Wind Ensemble 8
MUS 410 Advanced Instrumental Conducting 2
Applied Major Instrument (Wind, Brass, Strings, Percussion) 8
MUS 261 Jazz Ensemble 2
Applied or Class Piano 4

 

Music Education – General Major 78 credits
Music Major Core Courses 30
Teacher Education Core Courses 16
MUS 225 General Methods I 3
MUS 335 General Methods II 3
MUS 240 Vocal Pedagogy 2
Applied Major Performing Area 8
Applied Secondary Instrument or Voice 2
MUS 161 Chorale 8
Applied or Class Piano 4
MUS 411 Advanced Choral Conducting 2


*If Major Performing Area is not Voice, student must take Voice as a Secondary Performing Area.

Upon completion of coursework, Music Education majors undertake Student Teaching in their respective levels of concentration.  MUS452 and/or MUS454 must be taken for 1-12 credits.

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