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Music Education, B.S.

Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree provides students with the competencies essential for a professional career in music secondary education.

Total Program Credits: 126

Matriculation Requirements:  

Students will apply for formal admission to the Secondary Ed program in the semester prior to the beginning of their junior year. Admission criteria include:

  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass group interview directed by the Secondary Teacher Education Department.
  5. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010           Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
Choose one of the following: 3
  MATH 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3.0)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social science majors) (3.0)  
  MATH 1050

College Algebra(recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4.0)

 
Choose one of the following: 3
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3

Discipline Core Requirements:

91 Credits
Music Skills Development Courses  
  MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
  MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
  MUSC 1130 Aural Skills I 1
  MUSC 1140 Aural Skills II 1
  MUSC 2110 Music Theory III 3
  MUSC 2130 Aural Skills III 1
  MUSC 2140 Aural Skills IV 1
  MUSC 2350 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
  MUSC 3120 Form and Analysis 3
  MUSC 3450 Music History and Literature I 3
  MUSC 3451 Music History and Literature II 3
  MUSC 4120 Twentieth-Century Theory 3
  MUSC 4130 Scoring and Arranging 2
Basic Music Education Courses  
  MUSC 1800 Introduction to Music Education 1
Complete 5 credits from the following (see advisor): 5
  MUSC 3001 Diction and Literature I (1.0)  
  MUSC 3002 Diction and Literature II (1.0)  
  MUSC 3620 Percussion Practicum I (1.0)  
  MUSC 3621 Percussion Practicum II (1.0)  
  MUSC 3630 Vocal Practicum (1.0)  
  MUSC 3649 String Practicum I (1.0)  
  MUSC 3650 String Practicum II (1.0)  
  MUSC 3659 Woodwind Practicum I (1.0)  
  MUSC 3660 Woodwind Practicum II (1.0)  
  MUSC 3679 Brass Practicum I (1.0)  
  MUSC 3680 Brass Practicum II (1.0)  
  MUSC 4240 Vocal Pedagogy (2.0)  
Performance Skills Development Courses  
  MUSC 250R

Private Lessons for Music Majors (Repeated 4 times on major instrument or voice)(Includes completion of sophomore review) (1.0)

4
  MUSC 251R

Performance Class (Repeated 4 times on major instrument or voice) (Includes completion of sophomore review) (1.0)

4
  MUSC 450R

Private Lessons for Music Majors (Repeated 2 times on major instrument or voice) (Includes completion of 30-minute senior recital) (1.0)

2
  MUSC 451R Performance Class (Repeated 2 times) (1.0) 2
  Student must pass the Departmental Keyboard Proficiency Examination or complete MUSC 1150 and MUSC 1160   
Complete 6 credits from the following: 6
  MUSC 320R Masterworks Chorale (1.0)  
  MUSC 322R Chamber Choir (1.0)  
  MUSC 327R Men's Chorus (1.0)  
  MUSC 328R Women's Choir (1.0)  
  MUSC 330R Wind Symphony (1.0)  
  MUSC 332R Jazz Ensemble (1.0)  
  MUSC 370R Symphony Orchestra (1.0)  
Secondary Education Courses  
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies  3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 10
Complete one of the following areas: 6
Choral - String (6 credits)  
  MUSC 4150 Advanced Choral Conducting (2.0)  
  MUSC 4220 Choral Literature and Methods (2.0)  
  MUSC 4370 Orchestra Literature and Methods (2.0)  
Choral - Winds/Percussion (7 credits)  
  MUSC 4150 Advanced Choral Conducting (2.0)  
  MUSC 4220 Choral Literature and Methods (2.0)  
  MUSC 4340 Marching Band Techniques (1.0)  
  MUSC 4360 Wind Band Literature and Methods (2.0)  
Strings - Choral (6 credits)  
  MUSC 3150 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2.0)  
  MUSC 4370 Orchestra Literature and Methods (2.0)  
  MUSC 4220 Choral Literature and Methods (2.0)  
Instrumental (7 credits)  
  MUSC 3150 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2.0)  
  MUSC 4340 Marching Band Techniques (1.0)  
  MUSC 4360 Wind Band Literature and Methods (2.0)  
  MUSC 4370 Orchestra Literature and Methods (2.0)  
Winds/Percussion - Choral (7 credits)  
  MUSC 3150 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2.0)  
  MUSC 4220 Choral Literature and Methods (2.0)  
  MUSC 4360 Wind Band Literature and Methods (2.0)  
  MUSC 4340 Marching Band Techniques (1.0)  
Choral (6 credits)  
  MUSC 4150 Advanced Choral Conducting (2.0)  
  MUSC 4220 Choral Literature and Methods (2.0)  
  MUSC 4221 Advanced Choral Literature and Methods (2.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 126 semester credits.
  2. Overall Grade of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C or better in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses. MUSC 1150, MUSC 1160, MUSC 250R and MUSC 450R courses require a grade B or higher.
  3. Residency hours- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements, including a sophomore review and 30-minute senior recital.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites) for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 1110 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 1130 Aural Skills I 1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Ensemble*  1
MUSC 1800  Introduction to Music Education 1
General Education Electives  8
  Semester total: 16
Notes:   •Ensembles: MUSC 320R Masterworks Chorale, MUSC 322R Chamber Choir, MUSC 327R Men's Chorus, MUSC 328R Women's Choir, MUSC 330R Wind Symphony, MUSC 332R Jazz Ensmble, MUSC 370R Symphony Orchestra 
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 1120 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 1140 Aural Skills II 1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Ensemble*  1
General Education Electives  9
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 1150 Group Piano I** 2
MUSC 2110  Music Theory III 3
MUSC 2130   Aural Skills III 1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Ensemble*  1
General Education Electives  9
  Semester total: 16-18
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 1160 Group Piano II** 2
MUSC 3120 Form and Analysis 3
MUSC 2140 Aural Skills IV 1
MUSC 250R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 251R Performance Class 1
Ensemble*  1
General Education Electives  9
Sophomore Review   
Keyboard Proficiency Examination**   
  Semester total: 16-18
Notes: **Student must pass the Departmental Keyboard Proficiency Examination or complete MUSC 1150 Group Piano I and MUSC 1160 Group Piano II
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 3450 Music History and Literature I 3
MUSC 450R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 451R Performance Class 1
Ensemble*  1
MUSC 2350   Fundamentals of Conducting 2
Practicum/Pedagogy***  1
Literature & Methods**** 0-2
Secondary Education Courses  6-8
  Semester total: 17
Notes: ***Practicum: MUSC 3620, 3630, 3649, 3650, 3659, 3660, 3679, 3680
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 3451 Music History and Literature II 3
MUSC 4120 Twentieth-Century Theory 3
MUSC 450R Private Lessons for Music Majors 1
MUSC 451R Performance Class 1
Ensemble*  1
MUSC 3150 or 4150 Advanced Instrumental or Choral Conducting 2
Practicum/pedagogy**  2
Literature and Methods****  2-4
Secondary Education Courses 0-2
  Semester total: 17
Notes: ****Literature and Methods: MUSC 4220, 4221, 4360, 4370, 
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
MUSC 4130 Scoring and Arranging 2
Practicum/Pedagogy**  2
Secondary Education Courses  12
MUSC 4340 Marching Band Techniques (if needed) 1
  Semester total: 16-17
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching 10
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 126

Department

Name:

Music

Location:

GT 332

Telephone:

801-863-8534

Email:

musicinfo@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/music

Chair:

Donna Fairbanks

 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of Music promotes student success through innovative programs that enhance musical creativity, hone performance expertise, and sustain high standards of academic excellence. World-class faculty provide learning opportunities essential to the professional competency of music students as they prepare for an increasingly global marketplace. The department engages diverse audiences through performances and activities representing an array of musical styles and traditions. 

Our objectives are to:

1.  Offer the highest quality of education for students pursuing undergraduate programs in music performance, commercial music, music education, liberal arts in music, and integrated studies with a music emphasis.

2.  Provide an inviting, safe, and healthy environment that promotes academic excellence and musical creativity.

3.  Provide general music studies and performance opportunities to all students on campus.

4.   Foster an open and inclusive environment that engages traditional and non-traditional students, celebrates diversity, and promotes understanding of a variety of musical styles and cultures.

5. Promote a supportive and stimulating environment within the department that encourages students and faculty to explore creativity and innovation at their highest professional potential. 

 
 

Music

Advisors:

 
 

Faculty

Cheung Chau(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Cello Performance, Harid Conservatory, M.M., Cello Performance, Yale School of Music; D.M.A., Cello Performance and Wind Ensemble Conducting, New England Conservatory.

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Reed Criddle(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.A., Music , M.A., East Asian Studies, Stanford University; M.M., Conducting, Eastman School of Music; D.M.A., Choral Conducting, University of Michigan.

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Hilary Demske(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Piano Performance, The Peabody Conservatory of Music; M.M, Piano Performance, The Julliard School; Meisterklase Diploma, Munich Conservatory; D.M.A., Piano Performance, University of Michigan.

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Donna Fairbanks(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Music
Department Chair, Faculty



B.M., Violin Performance, Brigham Young University; M.M., Violin Performance, University of Rochester New York; D.M.A., Violin Performance, University of Arizona, Tucson.

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David Fullmer(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., M.M., Music Education, Brigham Young University; D.M.A., Instrumental Conducting, University of Washington.

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W. Hagen(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Music
Faculty



B.A., Music, Davidson College; M.M., Ph.D., Musicology, University of Colorado.

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Melissa Heath(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Vocal Performance, Brigham Young University; M.M., D.M.A., vocal performance, University of Utah.

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Nathan Hofheins(2012)

Artist in Residence

Department: Music
Faculty



B.A., Music, M.M., Composition, Brigham Young University.

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Tyler Nelson(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.A., M.M., Vocal Performance, University of Utah; D.M.A., Opera Performance, Florida State University.

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Bryce Rytting(2001)

Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.S., Music Theory, magna cum laude, University of Utah; Kuenstleriche Reifeprufung, Conducting, Frankfurt Conservatory; M.F.A., Ph.D., Musicology, Princeton University.

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Doug Smith(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Music Education, Central Missouri State University; M.M., Rice University, D.M.A., Musical Arts, University of Arizona.

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D. Sorensen(2012)

Artist in Residence

Department: Music
Faculty



B.A., Music, Brigham Young University.

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Jeb Wallace(2010)

Assistant Professor

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Horn Studies, Southern Methodist University; M.M., Horn Studies, Cleveland Institute of Music; D.M.A., Horn Studies, Stony Brook University.

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Cherilyn Worthen(2011)

Lecturer

Department: Music
Faculty



B.M., Choral Music Education, M.M., Choral Conducting, Brigham Young University.

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Careers

Careers

Careers:
UVU's music degree programs focus on three principal areas of professional music studies: education, performance, and commercial music. Students interested in broader studies, inclusive of other educational disciplines, may pursue a liberal arts or integrated studies major. In addition to professional careers, music is also an area that offers highly flexible self-employment opportunities, such as freelance performing and recording, as well as private teaching. Coursework in music technology and entrepreneurship further enhances opportunities for students who choose to pursue freelance employment. These opportunities are very dynamic, rapidly responding to advancing technology and an open and diverse media market. See http://www.uvu.edu/music/why/index.html for more information.

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