Department of Music

Majors - B.M.E. Music/Instrumental Concentration

All music major degree programs have a concert/recital attendance applied learning activity requirement. To complete the degree, the student must attend 12 approved performances each semester for a total of 6 semesters. This is in addition to all coursework for any music major degree. Attendance requirements and an approved listing of concerts/recitals are provided at the beginning of each regular semester.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN EDUCATION DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Education degree must participate in one major ensemble each semester with the exception of the student teaching semester. Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Education degree must complete 4 credits in 300-level “Applied Music-Major Instrument” requirements for graduation.

Missouri Western offers two options in the B.M.E. major in Music leading to K-12 vocal or instrumental teaching certification in Missouri. Both options require a core of 49 credits in music courses plus additional credits in the area of concentration.

 

Major in Music / Instrumental Concentration

Core Requirements
Course ID Name Credits
MUS 100 Concert/Recital Attendance-6 semesters 0
MUS 101 Perspectives in Music 3
MUS 117 Theory and Analysis 1 2
MUS 118 Aural Training 1 1
MUS 206 Keyboard Proficiency 1 2
MUS 217 Theory and Analysis 2 2
MUS 218 Aural Training 2 1
MUS 304 Form and Analysis 2
MUS 310 Music History I 2
MUS 311 Music History II 2
MUS 319 Music History III 2
MUS 320 Elementary Music Methods and Materials 3
MUS 336 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
MUS 355 Theory and Analysis 3 2
MUS 356 Aural Training 3 1
MUS 357 Theory and Analysis 4 2
MUS 358 Aural Training 4 1
MUS 404 Musical Techniques of the 20th/21st Centuries 2
MUS 405 Arranging 2
MUS 490/1 Senior Recital 1
MUS xxx Applied Music-Major Instrument 7
MUS xxx Music Electives to be selected from the following courses: MUS 210, 240-245, 305, 312-318, 406, and 450 7
Total Core credits 49
INSTRUMENTAL CONCENTRATION PROGRAM
In addition to the core, the following courses are required:
Course ID Name Credits
MUS 109 Functional Voice Class 1
MUS 211 Low Brass Methods & Materials 1
MUS 212 High Brass Methods & Materials 1
MUS 307 Percussion Methods & Materials 2
MUS 308 String Methods & Materials 2
MUS 325 Marching Band Materials 1
MUS 326 Instrument Care & Repair 1
MUS 353 Single Reed Methods & Materials 1
MUS 354 Double Reed Methods & Materials 1
MUS 442 Advanced Instrumental Conducting 2
MUS 468 Middle & High School Instrumental Methods 3
Total Concentration credits 16
PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE
Course ID Name Credits
EDU 202 Introduction to Education 3
EDU 203 Participation in Teaching I 1
EDU 225 Educational Psychology 2
EDU 303 Experience in Teaching II 2
EDU 304 Applied Methods and Management 3
EDU 311 Secondary Reading Techniques 2
EDU 315 Psych. and Ed. of the Exceptional Student 2
EDU 404 Seminar in Sec. Ed. and Human Relations 3
EDU 409 Secondary Student Teaching III 9
Total Concentration credits 27