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Academics

Music Education (B.M.)

The Department of Music provides a diverse program of training in music that reflects historical traditions of music, music education, and music ministry leadership. It seeks to broaden each student’s knowledge of musical practice and to challenge all students to develop and utilize their artistic talents in both secular and sacred contexts in ways consistent with their Christian worldview.
Further, the Department of Music prepares students for opportunities to study music at the graduate level in varying areas of specialization and for professional success in vocations in the field and its related fields.
East Texas Baptist University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
The Department offers the Bachelor of Music degree with majors in worship studies and music education. A Bachelor of Arts music major is also available as preparatory study to graduate work in certain areas of specialty or as cultural enrichment. A minor in music is also offered.
Elaboration of the following materials may be found in the Music Student Handbook.

You can find the Music Course Rotations here.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Students will demonstrate competency in music technology programs critical to the music discipline. 
  2. Students will demonstrate performance skills in their primary concentration appropriate to their declared major. 
  3. Students will demonstrate competency as a music teacher – both in the area of content knowledge and in application of that knowledge in the teaching profession. 
  4. Candidates with a major in All Level education will demonstrate mastery of the required standards in the TEA clinical teaching domains. 
  5. Candidates with a major in an All Level field will demonstrate competency of the required standards related to pedagogy and professional responsibility as specified by the Texas Education Agency. 

Courses

Music Education

General Education Requirements  - 33 hours
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9 hours
Religion 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours
History 1301 or 1302 - 3 hours
Political Science 2305 - 3 hours
Physical Activity - KINE 1238 - 2 hours
Science (must be lab science) - 4 hours
Mathematics 1300, 1342, 1314, 1316, 2301, or 2313 - 3 hours
Speech 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours
Major area of study (see below) - 79 hours
Basic Musicianship (See Available Majors for specific requirements)
Applied Study/Performance (See Available Majors for specific requirements)
Selected Major Requirements (See Available Majors for specific requirements)
Music Electives (to equal seventy-nine (79) semester hours in music)
Electives (to total 120 hours)
Total: Minimum one hundred twenty (120) semester hours

Music Education Concentrations

Music Education Major (Choral Track)
Completion of seventeen (17) semester hours:
MUSI 2100 Introduction to Music Education
MUSI 2104 Vocal Diction I
MUSI 3102 Vocal Diction II
MUSI 3214 Conducting II
MUSI 4201 Materials and Resources for Elementary Music Education
MUSI 4202 Elementary Music Curriculum and Instruction
MUSI 4205 Music Administration and Methods
MUSI 4305 Teaching Choral Music
One of the following:
MUSI 4310 Vocal Pedagogy (voice concentrations)
MUSI 3308 Techniques and Materials for Class Piano (piano concentrations)

Music Education Major (Instrumental Track)
Completion of seventeen (17) semester hours:
MUSI 2100 Introduction to Music Education
MUSI 2107 Woodwind Methods
MUSI 2118 Percussion Methods
MUSI 2127 Brass Methods
MUSI 2123 Strings Methods
MUSI 3214 Conducting II
MUSI 4201 Materials and Resources for Elementary Music Education
MUSI 4202 Elementary Music Curriculum and Instruction
MUSI 4224 Teaching Instrumental Music
MUSI 4205 Music Administration and Methods
MUSI 4213 Marching Band Techniques