2023-2024 Catalog 
    Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Music Education (Vocal), Bachelor of Arts

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Professor Edwards
Associate Professors Chiou, Hiester, Whitehead

Preparing to become a music teacher at OWU is based on three crucial pillars: a strong foundation in the content area (e.g., fundamentals of musicianship), an appreciation for multiple perspectives by exploring how problems are approached and solved in a variety of disciplines (e.g., a liberal arts curriculum), and the development of leadership skills in diverse school environments as pre-service teachers practice how to help their students learn (e.g., field experience and student teaching). Additionally, our balanced music education program provides teaching licensure while also offering students the opportunity to double-major in another discipline.

Music Education - Vocal majors must complete a total of 34 graduation units, including seven semesters in a primary performance area large ensemble (minimum 1.75 units in Choral Arts Society), seven semesters of applied study in Voice (minimum 1.75 units), and three semesters of applied study in piano accompaniment (minimum .75 units). Music Education Vocal majors select two instrumental methods courses from MUS 241, MUS 243, MUS 245 and MUS 247. In addition to the primary ensemble requirement, at least one semester is required in a secondary large instrumental ensemble (e.g., Symphonic Wind Ensemble or Orchestra).

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze and describe fundamental concepts of music theory, music pedagogy, and the historical perspectives associated with diverse styles of music.
  2. Demonstrate proficient skills applying the foundations of music associated with aural skills, piano accompaniment, singing, conducting, rehearsal techniques, improvisation, arranging, composition, and instrumental performance.
  3. Demonstrate advanced performance skill in solo, chamber, and large ensemble performance for a primary area of applied study (instrument or voice).
  4. Engage in K-12 field teaching scenarios and apply effective music pedagogy to the development of student-centered lessons that facilitate music learning in performance and creative musicianship.

Major Requirements

General Education

Vocal Music Education = 13 units

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