Mar 03, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
    
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024

Music, Instrumental/General Music Education Concentration, B.M.


The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) with a Concentration in Instrumental/General Music Education is designed for instrumentalists who wish to become public-school instrumental directors or general music educators. The curriculum leads to a K-12 teaching license in the State of North Carolina.

All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements .

Admission Requirements


Freshmen and Transfers

Currently Enrolled Students

  • Declaration of Major:  Students are first admitted as Pre-Music majors.  A formal audition is required for acceptance as a Music major (see the Music Department website for audition dates).  If the student is approved for acceptance after the audition, their major is changed to Music and they may proceed with major coursework.  Students must indicate Music Education at the time of audition to avoid a delayed graduation date.

Degree Requirements


College Prospect for Success Course (2 credit hours)


All new freshmen in the College of Arts + Architecture must take the following:

General Education Courses (31 credit hours)


For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program .

Music Studies Courses (59 credit hours)


Performance Courses (23 credit hours)


  • MUPF 11xx - Primary Ensembles (1) (7 semesters)
  • MUPF 11xx - Secondary Ensembles (1) (2 semesters)
  • MUPF 12xx - Applied Music (2) (4 semesters)
  • MUPF 32xx - Advanced Applied Music (2) (2 semesters)
  • MUPF 44xx - Senior Recital Preparation (2)

Unrestricted Elective Courses


As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation. 

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours


Honors Program


For details about the Arts + Architecture Honors Program, visit the AAHP program page .

Progression Requirements


Music courses require grades of C or above to progress to subsequent levels of study.  All Music and Education coursework must be passed with grades of C or above to graduate.  Students must earn a grade of P in Student Teaching and pass edTPA with a score of 38 or higher to be recommended for initial licensure.  For specific requirements, refer to the Department of Music Student Handbook.

All students are required to pass a Sophomore Review (typically pursued the Spring semester of a student’s second year in the program). The Sophomore Review process consists of a Musicianship Evaluation, an Applied Performance Evaluation, and an Interview.  Students who fail their Sophomore Review will be eligible to initiate a new Review the following semester.  Students in the major must successfully complete the Sophomore Review before enrolling in some major courses at the 3000 or 4000 level. At the end of the same semester as Sophomore Review, students seeking K-12 Music Education licensure must have earned a C or above in all MUED coursework, obtained a cumulative GPA of 2.75, achieved passing scores on Praxis Core (or proved exemption via test scores), and completed the Application to Teacher Education which includes a signed Professional Dispositions statement and clear criminal background check.

To progress to student teaching, students must achieve a minimum 2.75 GPA in all Music and Education courses, a minimum 2.75 GPA overall, and successfully perform a Senior Recital.

Special Policies or Requirements


Most Music courses require grades of C or above to progress to subsequent levels of study.  All Music and Education coursework must be passed with grades of C or above to graduate.  Students must earn a grade of P in Student Teaching and pass edTPA with a score of 38 or higher to be recommended for initial licensure.  For specific requirements, refer to the Department of Music Student Handbook.