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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instrumental/General Music Education, B.M.

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Requirements for the major in instrumental/general music education, Bachelor of Music program

The Bachelor of Music degree is intended for students who wish pre-professional and professional preparation in music education and/or performance. Students should consult the Undergraduate Music Handbook available on the department website, www.oakland.edu/mtd and should also consult with the departmental adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office to plan their degree program. Only major courses in which a grade of at least 2.0 has been earned will count toward the major. Requirements are as follows:

Students majoring in music education must successfully complete 156-164 credits as distributed in their specific curriculum: 40-48 credits of liberal arts, 20 credits of professional education requirements, and 96 credits in music requirements.

A. Liberal Arts Requirements

University general education requirements – 40 credits

(arts requirement satisfied by MUS 131 )

Language – 4-8 credits

Modern foreign language course (115 or higher)


This major requirement will fulfill both general education and college distribution language requirements.

B. School of Education Requirements — 20 credits

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification

Basic Skills, Music Education

C. Music requirements — 96 credits


  • Band or Orchestra (must enroll every semester of major)


For students with piano as applied major, enrollment in MUA 160  or MUA 161  is by placement audition. Students placing into MUA 160  take the following 8 credits sequence: MUA 160 , MUA 100  and two semesters of MUA 200 . Students placing into MUA 161  take the following 8 credit sequence: MUS 161, 162 and two semesters of MUA 100 .

*A minimum grade of 3.0 is required in all professional courses. Application for music education major standing takes place upon completion of MUS 241 .

Non-credit requirements

  • Major standing
  • Events attendance requirement

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