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Music Subject Matter Competency

The Cole Conservatory of Music offers a CTC-Approved (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) undergraduate degree in music education that satisfies "Subject Matter Competency.

Core Requirements

 

Music Theory

Course Course Description Units
MUS 141A Musicianship I 2
MUS 142A Harmony I 3
MUS 141B Musicianship II 2
MUS 142B Harmony II 3
MUS 240 Advanced Musicianship 2
MUS 341 Musical Form and Analysis 3
MUS 342 Materials of Modern Music 3

Music History

Course Course Description Units
MUS 190 Listener’s Approach to Music 3
MUS 160 Baroque/Classical 3
MUS 360 Medieval/Renaissance 3
MUS 490 Introduction to World Music 3

Applied Music

Required lessons in major performance medium:

Course Course Description Units
MUS 129/429 Applied Lesson 1

(6 semesters of instruction in voice/instrument)

Piano Proficiency

Course Course Description Units
MUS 120A Class Piano* 1
MUS 120B Class Piano* 1
MUS 220A Class Piano* 1
MUS 220B Class Piano* 1

Major Performance Organization

Course Course Description Units
MUS 100/300 Performance 6

(Must be taken each semester in residence)

Junior Recital

Course Course Description Units
MUS 323A Junior Recital 1

Music Education Proficiency Exam (*MEP)

*The MEP takes place during the Spring semester of the Senior year, and applies to those students who start their degrees under the 2016-2017 CSULB catalogue; both freshmen and transfer students. The MEP will effect graduation beginning Spring 2019 for the transfers; 2020 for native freshmen.

Current BM Instrumental and Choral/Vocal degree will take the Senior MEP in place of the Senior Recital requirement beginning Spring 2016. During the transition, the MEP provides practical experience only, without effecting graduation.

Music Education Core Requirements

Course Course Description Units
MUS 125A-F Instrumental Methods Courses 3-5
MUS 326 Conducting 2
MUS 485 Music for the Elementary Child 3
MUS 484 Arranging 2
MUS 487A Emerging Methods in Music Education 3
MUS 487B Emerging Methods Chamber Performance 2

Option in Instrumental Music

Course Course Description Units
MUS 122A Class Voice 1
MUS 382B Elementary Instrumental Rehearsal Tech. and Lit. 3
MUS 440B Beginning Jazz Mathods 2
MUS 425 Advanced Instrumental Conducting 2
MUS 480 Marching Band Techniques 2
MUS 482B Secondary Instrumental Rehearsal Tech. and Lit. 3

Option in Choral/Vocal Music

Course Course Description Units
MUS 273A Diction for singers 2
MUS 382A Elementary Choral Tech. and Lit. 3
MUS 422 Advanced Choral Conducting 2
MUS 440 Specialized Choral Ensembles 2
MUS 482A Secondary Choral Tech. and Lit. 3