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Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 
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Music, Choral/General Music Education Concentration, B.M.

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The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) with a Concentration in Choral/General Music Education prepares students for K-12 Music Education licensure in North Carolina.  It is designed for vocalists who wish to become public school choral directors. 

Additional Admission Requirements

Interested students must contact the Arts Education Specialist as soon as possible for advising.  A decision later than Freshman year to seek licensure may result in a delayed graduation date. 

Students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Choral/General Music Education must audition through the Department of Music and take placement tests in Music Theory, Aural Skills, and Piano.  If accepted by the Department of Music and admitted to the University, students proceed with major coursework.  A second performance-based assessment, the Sophomore Review, is required at the end of the Sophomore year along with the Application to Teacher Education.  After successfully completing both requirements, the Concentration in Choral/General Music Education is added and the student progresses with upper-level coursework.

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (34 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program .  Both Writing Intensive (W) courses and the Oral Communications (O) course are fulfilled by the Music History courses in the major.

Foreign Language Courses (8 credit hours)

Select two semesters of the same foreign language  with course numbers such as 1201 and 1202, or at least three years of the same language in high school.

Major Courses (54 credit hours)

Ensembles Courses (9 credit hours)

Applied Music and Recital Preparation Courses (14 credit hours)

  • MUPF 12xx - Applied Music (2) (4 semesters)
  • MUPF 32xx - Advanced Applied Music (2) (2 semesters)
  • MUPF 44xx - Senior Recital Preparation (2)

Degree Total = 136 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

Most music courses require grades of C or above to progress to subsequent levels of study; all required music courses must be passed with grades of C or above to graduate.  For specific requirements, refer to the Department of Music Student Handbook

Honors Program

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

Suggested Curriculum

For a suggested curriculum progression toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at

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