2022-2023 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Music Education, BMus


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Music Education (Dual Program)


Contact:

School of Education contacts:

Office of Academic and Student Services, 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 230, 315-443-9319, soeadvising@syr.edu

College of Visual and Performing Arts contact:

John C. Coggiola, Chair, Department of Music Education, 108C Crouse College, 315-443-5896, jccoggio@syr.edu

Faculty

John Coggiola, Elisa Dekaney, David Knapp, Wendy Moy, Seth Carper, Jill Coggiola, Deborah Cunningham, William Davern, Joshua Dekaney, Timothy Diem, Margret Mercer

Description

The music education program, which leads to a Bachelor or Music degree, is designed to give students a strong foundation in musical and teaching skills and to enable them to obtain initial certification for public school teaching (all grades) in New York State and other states with which there are reciprocal arrangements.

Music education students are dually enrolled in the Setnor School of Music and the School of Education. They may elect one of five emphases: brass, choral/general, woodwind, percussion, or strings. By graduation, students are expected to have achieved competencies in all the musical disciplines (e.g., principal and secondary performance areas, music history and theory, sight-singing and dictation, conducting, and ensemble participation) in addition to teaching competencies in such areas as classroom management techniques, music technology, and curriculum development skills. Students must have achieved a 3.0 average in music and education courses, with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 before being permitted to enter into the upper division sequence (junior year) and to student teach (senior year). Students also have opportunities to develop techniques of teaching general music as well as techniques for directing performance ensembles. Our students are also committed to inclusion, anti-racist pedagogy, and equity in the music classroom.

In addition to writing courses, academic credits are required in the following: 6 credits of social science (psychology or sociology), 3 credits in mathematics, 3 credits in the sciences, and 3 credits of multicultural humanities. One course (minimum 3 credits) in a language other than English (including American Sign Language), or equivalent competency established by examination or level three of high school study is also required. If requirement has already been met in high school or by examination, one 3-credit liberal arts elective must be taken in its place.

Student Learning Outcomes


Principal Performance Area (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. perform a cross-section of repertoire.



Secondary Performance Area/Keyboard Competency (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional keyboard skills to support musicianship at the appropriate level.



Harmony & Analysis (Lower Division Sequence):

a. identify/describe common elements and organizational patterns of music and their aural and verbal analysis.

b. identify/describe musical forms, processes, and structures.



Aural Skills & Analysis (Lower Division Sequence):

a. produce and recognize music at the appropriate level.



Ensemble Performance (Lower Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.



History & Repertoire (Lower Division Sequence):

a. describe music history and identify repertoire through the present time, including the study and experience of musical languages and cultures.



Principal Performance Area (Upper Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate functional and artistic self-expression at the appropriate level.

b. perform a cross-section of repertoire.



Ensemble Performance (Upper Division Sequence):

a. demonstrate artistry and technical skills in an ensemble setting.

b. demonstrate collaborative competency and knowledge of the ensemble’s repertoire.



Music Conducting (Upper Division Sequence):

a. work as a leader, and in collaboration, on matters of musical interpretation.



Rationales For Music Education Student Learning Outcomes:

a. logically articulate the rationales for music as a basic component of general education.

b. articulate the goals and objectives of a music program effectively to parents, professional colleagues, and administrators.



Observation of Best Teaching Practices Student Learning Outcome:

a. evaluate best teaching practices when observing teacher-student interactions within a music class/rehearsal with a diverse population of students.



Theoretical and Pedagogical Knowledge Student Learning Outcome:

a. demonstrate knowledge of best teaching practices when designing and implementing learning segments with lesson plans that purposefully address student learning assessments within diverse populations of students



Professional Teaching Readiness Student Learning Outcome:

a. demonstrate professional teaching readiness at both elementary and secondary levels.

Program Requirements


CONTENT CORE - MUSIC REQUIREMENTS: 43 credits


Principal Performance Area: 14 credits


Piano or Voice: 2 credits


Keyboard skills unless piano or organ student.

Ensembles: 0 credits


One large ensemble required for each semester in residence.

Weekly Student Convocation: 0 credits


Required for each semester in residence.

CONTENT CORE - MUSIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 9-15 credits


Instrumental/Brass Emphasis: 10 credits


Secondary Brass Performance Area (4 credits)

Jazz Elective (3 credits)

Instrumental/Woodwind Emphasis: 10 credits


Secondary Woodwind Performance Area (4 credits)

Jazz Elective (3 credits)

Instrumental/Strings Emphasis: 9 credits


Secondary String Performance Area (4 credits)

Jazz Elective (2 credits)

Instrumental/Percussion Emphasis: 10 credits


Secondary Performance Area (4 credits)

  • Percussion students can choose Strings, Brass, or Woodwinds as their Secondary Performance Area

Jazz Elective (3 credits)

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION/PEDAGOGICAL CORE: 41-46 credits


GENERAL LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES CORE: 33-35 credits


Information Retrieval: 2 credits


Multicultural Humanities Elective: 3 credits


Elective options determined each semester by the School of Education

Foreign Language: 3-4 credits


Required unless level 3 or higher of a language was completed in high school.

Math Elective: 3 credits


Science Elective: 3-4 credits


IDEA Required Class: 3 credits


Required Electives: 10 credits


Social Science (Any SOC or PSY) (6 credits)

Note:


Consult with the School of Education, 111 Waverly Avenue, suite 230, regarding other New York State Teacher Certification requirements for graduation and certification.

Total Credits Required: 129-132


Total credits varies by emphasis:

  • Choral/General: 132
  • Brass: 130
  • Woodwind: 130
  • Strings: 131
  • Percussion: 129

Degree Awarded: BMus in Music Education


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