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Bachelor of Music Major in Music Education

Bachelor of Music Major in Music Education

  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Music Education prepares musicians for careers as music teachers at all levels in public and private schools. Music educators can ultimately conduct ensembles and teach private lessons, classroom music, music history, theory, improvisation, electronic music and recording arts, composition or music of diverse traditions. Music education graduates can complete the degree and California teaching credential is four years. The Conservatory of Music offers two degree plans for a major in Music Education, one with a concentration in instrumental music, the other with a choral concentration. The Bachelor of Music degree is normally awarded at the completion of a four-year program. Several directed teaching programs are offered at the University of the Pacific which leads to the California Single Subject Teaching Credential with a Major in Music: A plan which requires one full-time semester of student teaching (generally during the fourth year). A plan which requires one semester of part-time student teaching during the course of the fourth year plus a summer course of Video Microrehearsal and field teaching (six units). A Video-Microrehearsal/Internship plan in which selected students participate in the summer Video-Microrehearsal/field teaching program and then teach under contract in neighboring school districts in the fifth year. Music Competencies Sufficient superior musicianship on primary instrument and the ability to perform at a level that will inspire confidence in secondary level students. Play/sing a variety of instruments, including piano, guitar and voice, to show capability in modeling instruction and the ability to use instruments/voice functionally. Demonstrate knowledge of conducting principles and techniques suitable to instrumental settings. Apply theoretical, historical, and cultural information so as to choose music and lesson content appropriate to contemporary settings for Pre-K through high school students. Demonstrate the ability to improvise on primary or secondary instruments and to compose original or derivative works suitable to Pre-K to 12 students’ study/performance. Teaching Competencies Students demonstrate knowledge of child/adolescent development and methodological approaches to general music, instrumental and choral music. Demonstrate knowledge of repertoire and curriculum development for Pre-K, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Utilize technologies appropriate to teaching music in Pre-K to 12 settings. Demonstrate ability to gauge attitudes, previous learning and skills to plan appropriate educational programs. Demonstrate the ability to assess themselves and their students and to improve understanding and performance based on that assessment. Articulate and provide leadership regarding importance of music in education. Experiential Learning Lab, Fieldwork, and Student Teaching: Students demonstrate ability to effectively rehearse and conduct ensembles of various ages and ability levels. Ability to teach beginning and intermediate levels in general, instrumental, and choral music. Ability to provide in-depth musical experiences with instrumental populations. Ability to synthesize and integrate analytical aspects of music, pedagogical elements of teaching, planning, and assessment in Pre-K to 12 settings. Ability to motivate students and adjust to student and program needs.

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