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2020 - 2021 Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education Major

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Department Chair: Dr. Tom Porter

Program Advisors: Dennis Gowen, Daniel Hinman

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (default) or Bachelor of Arts (alternative)

The Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree at the University of Mary prepares students for a career teaching music. The program prepares students for licensure in K-12 music, including elementary school music, middle school vocal and instrumental music, and secondary school vocal and instrumental music. Students complete the program, including student teaching, as a single major in four years.

Department Mission

The Music Department endeavors to develop a community of learners where a challenging curriculum is integrated with practical experience and professional training so that graduates are prepared to excel in their chosen specializations.

Department Outcomes

Graduates of this department:

  • perform instrumentally and/or vocally with artistic competence and assess their own performance for purposes of continued development
  • conduct musical groups with attention to artistic concerns know the field of music study; use its technical vocabulary and common approaches; describe current issues and significant artistic works
  • work effectively with others and demonstrate respect for them
  • articulate the values of this Benedictine institution and reflect on them in their work
  • contribute to their civic, cultural, and professional communities


The University of Mary Music Program is accredited as an Associate Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


There are additional academic policies which apply to all education majors. Please review those policies on the Department of Education  page. 

Major Requirements

Required Courses:

Four Semesters of Class or Applied Piano

Choose from the below courses:

Four Semesters of Class or Applied Voice

Choose from the below courses:

Total: 149 Semester Credits

Program length: 4 academic years / 128 weeks

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