Music Education (B.M.E.)

Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of Music provides comprehensive study on music theory, history, pedagogy, conducting, composition, literature and performance. Our students receive opportunities to frequently participate in masterclasses presented by Southwestern faculty and guest artists as well as the opportunities to perform in recitals on a monthly basis. Southwestern’s choral & instrumental ensembles provide our students with the opportunity to perform a vast array of music from classical masterworks to modern compositions in both large ensembles and small chamber groups. Each year Southwestern is represented by their ensembles internationally, providing our students with rich musical and cultural experiences.

The B.M.E. is a professional degree for students who are preparing to be music educators. Completion of curriculum and testing will provide students with both Texas State and North American Division teaching certification (K-12).

Teaching careers in Elementary, Jr. High & High Schools/Academies are most common. Private studio instruction is another outlet for employment. Graduate schools also provide opportunity for qualified performers and teachers who are continuing their education with paid teaching assistantships.

Job Outlook

Music education opportunities are readily available each year. The personal performance level of applicants can drastically increase their chance for employment as well as their proficiency in multiple instruments/ensembles.

To view general education requirements for this major, please visit http://catalog.swau.edu/undergraduate/2016-2017.

MUCT 111      Music Theory I........................................ 3

MUCT 121      Ear Training and Sight Singing I .... 1

MUCT 151      Music Theory II..................................... 3

MUCT 161      Ear Training and Sight Singing II.... 1

MUCT 221      Music Theory III.................................... 3

MUCT 251      Music Theory IV.................................... 3

MUCT 315      Form and Analysis or

MUCT 414      Orchestration and Arranging.............3

MUED 280     Basic Conducting..................................... 1

MUEN          Music Ensemble (lower division)*...... 2

MUEN          Music Ensemble (upper division)*...... 2

MUHL 311      Music History I....................................... 3

MUHL 312      Music History II...................................... 3

MUPF              Applied Music......................................... 7

MUPF 468      Senior Recital.......................................... 1

TOTAL: 36

 

* One major ensemble and applied lessons required for each semester in residence.

 

First Year B.M.E. ENTRY ODD YEAR

First Semester

HIST 111—American History, 1492-1865 ............................ 3

MATH 110—College Algebra .............................................. 3

MUCT 111—Music Theory I ................................................ 3

MUCT 121—Ear Training & Sight Singing I ......................... 1

MUEN—Ensemble ............................................................... 1

MUPF—Applied Music ........................................................ 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance .......................................... 0

RLGN 101—Christian Beliefs ............................................. 3

UNIV 110—Principles of Active Learning ........................... 1

TOTAL:​ 16

Second Semester

ENGL 121—Freshman Composition ................................... 3

KINA—P.E. Activity Course ................................................. 1

KINT 111—Health and Wellness ......................................... 3

MUCT 151—Music Theory II ............................................... 3

MUCT 161—Ear Training & Sight Singing II ........................ 1

MUEN—Ensemble ............................................................... 1

MUPF—Applied Music ........................................................ 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance .......................................... 0

RLGN 201—Bible Methods .................................................. 3

TOTAL:​ 16

Second Year

ENGL 220—Research Writing .............................................. 3

MUCT 221—Music Theory III .............................................. 3

MUED 280—Basic Conducting ............................................. 2

MUEN—Ensemble ............................................................... 1

MUHL 311—Music History I ................................................ 3

MUPF—Applied Music ........................................................ 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance .......................................... 0

RLGN 230—History of the SDA Church ............................... 3

TOTAL:​ 16

MUCT 251—Music Theory IV ............................................ 3

MUED 390—Instrumental Conducting and Literature ..... 3

MUHL 312—Music History II ............................................... 3

MUED—Pedagogy ............................................................... 2

MUEN—Ensemble ............................................................... 1

MUPF—Applied Music ........................................................ 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance .......................................... 0

RLGN—Upper Religion Course ............................................. 3

TOTAL:​ 15

Third Year

EDUC 312—Educational Psychology .................................. 3

EDUC 326—Exceptional Children ....................................... 3

MUHL 311—Music History I ................................................ 3

MUCT 420—Music Technology and Composition ............. 3

MUED—Pedagogy ............................................................... 2

MUEN—Ensemble ............................................................... 1

MUPF—Applied Music ........................................................ 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance .......................................... 0

TOTAL:​ 16

ENGL 300—Upper Division Literature .............................. 3

MUCT 315—Form and Analysis ........................................ 3

MUED 390—Instrumental Conducting and Literature ...... 3

MUED—Pedagogy ............................................................ 2

MUHL 312—Music History II .............................................. 3

MUEN—Ensemble ............................................................... 1

MUPF—Applied Music ........................................................ 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance .......................................... 0

TOTAL:​ 16

Fourth Year

BIOL/CHEM/PHYS 2nd class................................................4

EDUC 450-Teaching in the SDA School............................3

MUCT 414-Orchestration and Arranging..........................3

MUED-Pedagogy.................................................................2

MUHL 253-Music in the School.......................................3

MUEN-Ensemble............................................................1

MUPF-Applied Music......................................................1

MUPF 200-Recital Attendance .........................................0

MUPF 468-Senior Recital ..................................................1

TOTAL:​ 18

EDUC 434—Classroom Assessment....................................3

EDUC 436—Classroom Management....................................2

EDUC 475-Directed Teaching ................................................6

MUED 475-Ensemble Management & Administration .........3

TOTAL:​ 12

SUMMER 1, 2 OR 3

COMM 111—Speech ........................................................... 3

PSYC 220—Human Growth & Development ....................... 3

BIOL/CHEM/PHYS 1st class .................................................. 4

TOTAL ................................................................................... 10

FIRST YEAR ENTRY B.M.E. EVEN YEAR

First Semester

HIST 111—American History, 1492-1865............................ 3

MATH 110—College Algebra.............................................. 3

MUCT 111—Music Theory I................................................. 3

MUCT 121—Ear Training & Sight Singing I......................... 1

MUEN—Ensemble................................................................ 1

MUPF—Applied Music......................................................... 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance.......................................... 0

RLGN 101—Christian Beliefs................................................ 3

UNIV 110—Principles of Active Learning............................. 1

TOTAL:​ 16

Second Semester

ENGL 121—Freshman Composition..................................... 3

KINA—P.E. Activity Course.................................................. 1

KINT 111—Health and Wellness.......................................... 3

MUCT 151—Music Theory II................................................ 3

MUCT 161—Ear Training & Sight Singing II........................ 1

MUEN—Ensemble................................................................ 1

MUPF—Applied Music......................................................... 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance.......................................... 0

RLGN 201—Bible Methods................................................... 3

TOTAL:​ 16

Second Year

 

EDUC 385—Philosophy of Education................................... 3

ENGL 220—Research Writing.............................................. 3

MUCT 221—Music Theory III............................................... 3

MUED 280—Basic Conducting............................................. 2

MUEN—Ensemble................................................................ 1

MUPF—Applied Music......................................................... 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance.......................................... 0

RLGN 230—History of the SDA Church................................ 3

TOTAL: 16

 

   HIST 112—American History, 1866-Present....................... 3

MUCT 251—Music Theory IV............................................... 3

MUED 391—Choral Conducting and Literature.................. 3

MUED—Pedagogy............................................................... 2

MUEN—Ensemble................................................................ 1

MUPF—Applied Music......................................................... 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance.......................................... 0

RLGN—Upper Religion Course............................................. 3

TOTAL: 16

Third Year

EDUC 312—Educational Psychology .................................. 3

EDUC 326—Exceptional Children ...................................... 3

EDUC 385—Philosophy of Education ................................. 3

MUCT 420—Music Technology and Composition ............. 3

MUED—Pedagogy ............................................................... 2

MUEN—Ensemble ............................................................... 1

MUPF—Applied Music ........................................................ 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance .......................................... 0

TOTAL:​ 16

ENGL 300—Upper Division Literature ................................ 3

HIST 112—American History, 1866-Present ....................... 3

MUCT 315—Form and Analysis .......................................... 3

MUED—Pedagogy ............................................................... 2

MUED 391—Choral Conducting & Literature ................... 3

MUEN—Ensemble ............................................................... 1

MUPF—Applied Music ........................................................ 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance .......................................... 0

TOTAL:​ 16

Fourth Year

BIOL/CHEM/PHYS 2nd class................................................. 4

EDUC 450—Teaching in the SDA School............................. 3

MUCT 414—Orchestration and Arranging.......................... 3

MUED—Pedagogy............................................................... 2

MUED 253—Music in the School......................................... 3

MUEN—Ensemble................................................................ 1

MUPF—Applied Music......................................................... 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance.......................................... 0

MUPF 468—Senior Recital.................................................. 1

TOTAL:​ 18

ENGL 121—Freshman Composition..................................... 3

KINA—P.E. Activity Course.................................................. 1

KINT 111—Health and Wellness.......................................... 3

MUCT 151—Music Theory II................................................ 3

MUCT 161—Ear Training & Sight Singing II........................ 1

MUEN—Ensemble................................................................ 1

MUPF—Applied Music......................................................... 1

MUPF 200—Recital Attendance.......................................... 0

RLGN 201—Bible Methods................................................... 3

TOTAL:​ 16

SUMMER 1, 2 OR 3

COMM 111—Speech............................................................ 3

PSYC 220—Human Growth & Development....................... 3

BIOL/CHEM/PHYS 1st class............................................. 4

TOTAL: 10