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Piano Renewal Initiative

Please consider supporting our Piano Renewal Initiative. If you have a high-quality piano in good condition that you are no longer using, or if you would like to purchase or contribute towards a new piano, please contact the Department of Music Office for more information regarding our specific needs.

Metropolitan Club donates Steinway M grand piano

Katz Foundation donates new Steinway recital piano

Leon Bates Masterclass and Mini-Concert officially launches Piano Renewal Initiative.

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BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Benita Gladney, D.M.A., Coordinator


The Bachelor of Music in Music Education program provides the training to become a certified teacher of either vocal or instrumental music, grades K through 12, in the District of Columbia. This teaching certificate is reciprocal to more than 30 other states in the United States.

The Instrumental Emphasis program prepares students for work as Band Directors while the Vocal Emphasis program prepares students as Choral Directors.

 


Dr. Benita Gladney and a few
of her music education students

Student Teaching is required in the final semster, and only after all major work has been completed. The following pre-requisites must be completed prior to student teaching:

• Students must pass Praxis I examination

• Students who are not piano minors must pass the Piano Proficiency examination prior to their 7th semester, and in order to achieve Senior classification.

• An average of "B" must be achieved in all Music Education and Education courses.


Course Descriptions

Instrumental Emphasis BM EDUCATION INSTR.

Piano Emphasis BM EDUCATION PIANO

Vocal Emphasis BM EDUCATION VOICE

Organ Emphasis BM EDUCATION ORGAN

 

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music Education (Piano) must take a total of 145 credits in the following: Music MUSB-003, MUSB-004, MUSB-011, MUSB-012, MUSB-016/116, MUSB-021, MUSB-022, MUSB-041, MUSB-042, MUSB-043, MUSB-124, MUSC-005, MUSC-006, MUSC-007, MUSC-008, MUSD-005, MUSD-006, MUSD-051, MUSD-052, MUSD-053, MUSD-054, MUSD-120, MUSD-121, 145-135, MUSE-111, MUSE-112, MUSE-121, MUSE-122, MUSE-131, MUSE-132, MUSE-141, MUSE-142, MUSE-153, MUSE-157, MUSG-011, MUSG-012, MUTL-011, MUTL-012, MUTL-021, MUTL-022, MUTL-031, MUTL-032, MUTO-011, MUTO-012, MUTO-021, MUTO-022, MUTO-031, MUTO-032, MUTO-041, and MUTP-100; Education 145-005, 145-029, 145-001, 145-039, and 145-160; 14 credits of electives. Foreign Language 001; 1 credit of an Ensemble elective; English ENGL 002 and ENGL 003; and 2 credits of Physical Education electives, and 1 credit of Freshman Orientation FAOR-101.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music Education (Voice) must take a total of 135-139 credits in the following: Music MUSB-003, MUSB-004, MUSB-011, MUSB-012, MUSB-016/116, MUSB-021, MUSB-022, MUSB-041, MUSB-042, MUSB-043, MUSB-124, MUSC-005, MUSC-006, MUSC-007, MUSC-008, MUSD-005, MUSD-006, MUSD-051, MUSD-052, MUSD-053, MUSD-054, MUSD-120, MUSD-121, MUSD-135, MUSG-111, MUSG-112, MUSG-122, MUSG-131, MUSG-132, MUSG-141, MUSG-142, MUSG-155, MUTL-011, MUTL-012, MUTL-021, MUTL-022, MUTL-031, MUTL-032, MUTO-011, MUTO-012, MUTO-021, MUTO-022, MUTO-031, MUTO-032, MUTO-041, and MUTP-100; English ENGL 002 and ENGL 003; Education 145-005, 145-029, 145-039, 145-001, and 145-160; French/German 062/001-002, 059/001-002, 12 credits of electives; 2 credits of Physical Education electives; 1 credit of Freshman Orientation FAOR-101.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music Education (Organ) must take a total of 144 credits in the following: MUSB-003, MUSB-004, MUSB-011, MUSB-012, MUSB-016/116, MUSB-021, MUSB-022, MUSB-041, MUSB-042, MUSB-043, MUSB-124, MUSC-005, MUSC-006, MUSC-007, MUSC-008, MUSD-005, MUSD-006, MUSD-051, MUSD-052, MUSD-053, MUSD-054, MUSD-120, MUSD-121, 145-135, MUSE-111, MUSE-112, MUSF-111, MUSF-112, MUSF-121, MUSF-122, MUSF-131, MUSF-132, MUSF-142, MUSF-153, MUSG-011, MUSG-012, MUTL-011, MUTL-012, MUTL-021, MUTL-022, MUTL-031, MUTL-032, MUTO-011, MUTO-012, MUTO-021, MUTO-022, MUTO-031, MUTO-032, MUTO-041, and MUTP-100; 2 credits of Physical Education electives; Education 145-005, 145-029, 145-039, MUSB-001, and 145-160; Foreign Language 001; 14 credits of electives, and 1 credit of Freshman Orientation FAOR-101.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music Education (Band or Orchestral Instrument) take a total of 141 credits in the following: Principal Instrument 111, 112, 121, 122, 131, 132, 141, 142, Music MUSB-003, MUSB-004, MUSB-011, MUSB-012, MUSB-016/116, MUSB-021, MUSB-022, MUSB-041, MUSB-042, MUSB-043, MUSB-103, MUSC-005, MUSC-006, MUSC-007, MUSC-008, MUSD-005, MUSD-006, MUSD-051 MUSD-013, MUSD-014, MUSD-015, MUSD-016, MUSD-017, MUSD-018, MUSD-019, MUSD-051, MUSD-054, MUSD-057, MUSD-058, MUSD-120, MUSD-121, MUSE-011, MUSE-012, MUSE-021, MUSE-022, MUSH-111, MUTH-011, MUTH-012, MUTH-021, MUTH-022, MUTH-031, MUTH-032, MUTO-011, MUTO-012, MUTO-021, MUTO-022, MUTO-031, MUTO-032, MUTO-041, and MUTP-100; 1 credit of an Ensemble elective; English 008-022 and ENGL 003; Education 145-005,145-029, 145-039, 145-001 145-160; 14 credits of electives, 2 credits of Physical Education (if no marching band), and 1 credit of Freshman Orientation FAOR-101.

 

 

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Many of our events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS:

10th Annual Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration - April 2017

* Howard University Choir Spring Concert - Ira Aldridge Theater, Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 7 PM. FREE

* Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert featuring Dr. Liana Valente, Soprano Soloist - Ira Aldridge Theater, Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 3 PM. FREE

* Duo Piano Concert to Benefit the Deprtment of Music - Childers Recital Hall, Sun, May 7, 2017, 5 PM. DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR

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* Singing South Asia: Special Guest Performance by Pakistan’s Sanam Marvi & Arieb Azhar - Childers Recital Hall, Tue, Apr 18, 2017, 12:40 PM. FREE

• Sundance Institute Film Music Program presents Peter Golub, Director. Opportunity to apply for Summer Institute - Childers Recital Hall, Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 12:40 PM. FREE

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