Lee University Catalog 2013-2014 
    
    Oct 26, 2020  
Lee University Catalog 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog]

Music Education


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Linda Thompson, Chairperson

Professors -  Mark Bailey, William Green, David Holsinger, Walt Mauldin

Associate Professors - Brad Moffett, Linda Thompson

Assistant Professors - LuAnn Holden, Cameron LaBarr

Artists in Residence - Robert Bernhardt

Adjunct - James Phillips, Gloria Scott-Richmond

Disciplines

Music Education
Conducting
Ensembles


The Department of Music Education recognizes the importance of a comprehensive education in the fields of music and education, as well as the general education core. The department is dedicated to the preparation of excellent music educators through research-based practice, including active, problem-based learning, field experiences in local school contexts, and reflective practice at all levels.

 

A primary goal of the department is to foster within each future music educator a Christian worldview that will serve as a guide through the constant and rapid changes occurring in education as well as society in general. The exceptional faculty within the Music Education department is committed to mentoring the teacher candidates through this developmental process.

 

The Music Education discipline includes the general education core, the music core including applied study and ensembles, and professional coursework in both the Department of Vocal Music and the College of Education. Students successfully completing the degree requirements will be recommended to the state of Tennessee for K-12 licensure.

Programs of Study

Degree Major Code
B.M.E. Music Education – Vocal/General (Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12) MUSVA.BME
B.M.E. Music Education - Instrumental/General (Non-Keyboard) (Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12) MUSIA.BME
B.M.E. Music Education - Vocal/General (Piano Emphasis) (Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12) MUSKA.BME
B.M.E. Music Education - Instrumental/General (Piano Emphasis) (Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12) MUSKI.BME


Applied Study Distribution

Bachelor of Music Education (8 hours total)
Applied study will be spread over at least 7 semesters. The student must study the applied principal instrument until successfully completing the semester of the senior recital.

First year (2 credits) – 1 credit hour per semester
Second year (2 credits) – 1 credit hour per semester
Third year (2 credits) – 1 credit hour per semester
Fourth year (2 credits) – 2 credit hours for the first semester

Note:

  • Students may request additional hours in applied music beyond the minimum requirement.
  • The year designation applies to the status in the major, not the number of years at the university.

 

Music Education - Student Teaching

 

A Music Education student may not present a Senior Recital or be enrolled in course work outside of student teaching during the student teaching semester. The student will be allowed to student teach only when he/she has completed the piano proficiency requirement in its entirety, passed all required Praxis II exams, and completed all degree requirements other than those expressly required during the Student Teaching semester. For information on official acceptance to student teaching, see the appropriate section listed under the Helen DeVos College of Education.

 

Dual Endorsement/Certification in Music Education

 

A student pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education degree with Instrumental Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12, may add-on Vocal/General Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12, by completing the following courses:

MUCO-331 Advanced Choral Conducting
MUED-421 Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal/General Music, Grades 7-12
MUED-405 Methods and Materials for Teaching Music in the Elementary School 

It is also recommended that the student complete four semesters (one credit hour each) of applied voice or voice class as a secondary instrument. Student teaching must include both instrumental and vocal/general experience.

 

A student pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education degree with Vocal/General Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12, may add-on Instrumental Teacher Licensure, Grades K-12, by completing the following courses:

MUED-231 Brass Techniques
MUED-241 Woodwind Techniques
MUED-251 String Techniques
MUED-261 Percussion Techniques
MUCO-332 Advanced Instrumental Conducting
MUED-422 Methods and Materials of Teaching Marching Band
MUED-423 Methods and Materials of Teaching Concert Band and Orchestra

It is also recommended that the student complete four semesters (one credit hour each) of applied instrumental (non-keyboard) lessons on a secondary instrument. It is recommended that the student participate in an instrumental ensemble two semesters. Student teaching must include both instrumental and vocal/general experience. The instrumental technique classes would substitute for MUED-226, Introduction to Instrumental Music.

 

Music Endorsement for the Non-Music Education Major

Vocal/General Music, Grades K-12

 

An individualized program will be determined for each candidate seeking an additional endorsement in Vocal/General Music with course work and/or field experiences selected from the following courses, not to exceed 30 hours. (Prerequisite: MUST-111, MUST-112, MUST-121, and MUST-122.)

 

Courses Hours
MUST-231 Theory III 3
MUST-232 Aural Skills III 1
MUST-241 Theory IV 3
MUST-242 Aural Skills IV 1
MUSG-286 Piano Proficiency Examination 0
MUSA-120 Fundamentals of Vocal Technique 1-2
MUSA-101-401 Applied Music - Primary Instrument 4
MUED-226 Intro to Instrumental Music 2
MUCO-330 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
MUCO-331 Advanced Choral Conducting 2
MUCO-332 Advanced Instrumental Conducting 2
MUHL-311 Music History: Antiquity to 1700 3
MUHL-312 Music History: 1850 - Present 3
MUSE-101 Required Ensemble 2
MUST-341 Orchestration I 3
MUED-225 Introduction to Music Education 2
MUED-405 Methods and Materials of Teaching Music for the Elementary School 2
MUED-350 General Secondary Methods 1
MUED-421 Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal/General Music in Secondary Schools 2
EDUC-496 Student Teaching I 5
EDUC-497 Student Teaching II 5
EDUC-498 Student Teaching Seminar 2

 

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