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Piano Renewal Initiative

Please consider supporting our Piano Renewal Initiative. If you have a high-quality piano in good condition that you are no longer using, or if you would like to purchase or contribute towards a new piano, please contact the Department of Music Office for more information regarding our specific needs.

Metropolitan Club donates Steinway M grand piano

Katz Foundation donates new Steinway recital piano

Leon Bates Masterclass and Mini-Concert officially launches Piano Renewal Initiative.

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BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Benita Gladney, D.M.A., Coordinator


The Bachelor of Music in Music Education program provides the training to become a certified teacher of either vocal or instrumental music, grades K through 12, in the District of Columbia. This teaching certificate is reciprocal to more than 30 other states in the United States.

The Instrumental Emphasis program prepares students for work as Band Directors while the Vocal Emphasis program prepares students as Choral Directors.

 


Dr. Benita Gladney and a few
of her music education students

Student Teaching is required in the final semster, and only after all major work has been completed. The following pre-requisites must be completed prior to student teaching:

• Students must pass Praxis I examination

• Students who are not piano minors must pass the Piano Proficiency examination prior to their 7th semester, and in order to achieve Senior classification.

• An average of "B" must be achieved in all Music Education and Education courses.


Course Descriptions

Instrumental Emphasis BM EDUCATION INSTR.

Piano Emphasis BM EDUCATION PIANO

Vocal Emphasis BM EDUCATION VOICE

Organ Emphasis BM EDUCATION ORGAN

 

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music Education (Piano) must take a total of 145 credits in the following: Music MUSB-003, MUSB-004, MUSB-011, MUSB-012, MUSB-016/116, MUSB-021, MUSB-022, MUSB-041, MUSB-042, MUSB-043, MUSB-124, MUSC-005, MUSC-006, MUSC-007, MUSC-008, MUSD-005, MUSD-006, MUSD-051, MUSD-052, MUSD-053, MUSD-054, MUSD-120, MUSD-121, 145-135, MUSE-111, MUSE-112, MUSE-121, MUSE-122, MUSE-131, MUSE-132, MUSE-141, MUSE-142, MUSE-153, MUSE-157, MUSG-011, MUSG-012, MUTL-011, MUTL-012, MUTL-021, MUTL-022, MUTL-031, MUTL-032, MUTO-011, MUTO-012, MUTO-021, MUTO-022, MUTO-031, MUTO-032, MUTO-041, and MUTP-100; Education 145-005, 145-029, 145-001, 145-039, and 145-160; 14 credits of electives. Foreign Language 001; 1 credit of an Ensemble elective; English ENGL 002 and ENGL 003; and 2 credits of Physical Education electives, and 1 credit of Freshman Orientation FAOR-101.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music Education (Voice) must take a total of 135-139 credits in the following: Music MUSB-003, MUSB-004, MUSB-011, MUSB-012, MUSB-016/116, MUSB-021, MUSB-022, MUSB-041, MUSB-042, MUSB-043, MUSB-124, MUSC-005, MUSC-006, MUSC-007, MUSC-008, MUSD-005, MUSD-006, MUSD-051, MUSD-052, MUSD-053, MUSD-054, MUSD-120, MUSD-121, MUSD-135, MUSG-111, MUSG-112, MUSG-122, MUSG-131, MUSG-132, MUSG-141, MUSG-142, MUSG-155, MUTL-011, MUTL-012, MUTL-021, MUTL-022, MUTL-031, MUTL-032, MUTO-011, MUTO-012, MUTO-021, MUTO-022, MUTO-031, MUTO-032, MUTO-041, and MUTP-100; English ENGL 002 and ENGL 003; Education 145-005, 145-029, 145-039, 145-001, and 145-160; French/German 062/001-002, 059/001-002, 12 credits of electives; 2 credits of Physical Education electives; 1 credit of Freshman Orientation FAOR-101.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music Education (Organ) must take a total of 144 credits in the following: MUSB-003, MUSB-004, MUSB-011, MUSB-012, MUSB-016/116, MUSB-021, MUSB-022, MUSB-041, MUSB-042, MUSB-043, MUSB-124, MUSC-005, MUSC-006, MUSC-007, MUSC-008, MUSD-005, MUSD-006, MUSD-051, MUSD-052, MUSD-053, MUSD-054, MUSD-120, MUSD-121, 145-135, MUSE-111, MUSE-112, MUSF-111, MUSF-112, MUSF-121, MUSF-122, MUSF-131, MUSF-132, MUSF-142, MUSF-153, MUSG-011, MUSG-012, MUTL-011, MUTL-012, MUTL-021, MUTL-022, MUTL-031, MUTL-032, MUTO-011, MUTO-012, MUTO-021, MUTO-022, MUTO-031, MUTO-032, MUTO-041, and MUTP-100; 2 credits of Physical Education electives; Education 145-005, 145-029, 145-039, MUSB-001, and 145-160; Foreign Language 001; 14 credits of electives, and 1 credit of Freshman Orientation FAOR-101.

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music Education (Band or Orchestral Instrument) take a total of 141 credits in the following: Principal Instrument 111, 112, 121, 122, 131, 132, 141, 142, Music MUSB-003, MUSB-004, MUSB-011, MUSB-012, MUSB-016/116, MUSB-021, MUSB-022, MUSB-041, MUSB-042, MUSB-043, MUSB-103, MUSC-005, MUSC-006, MUSC-007, MUSC-008, MUSD-005, MUSD-006, MUSD-051 MUSD-013, MUSD-014, MUSD-015, MUSD-016, MUSD-017, MUSD-018, MUSD-019, MUSD-051, MUSD-054, MUSD-057, MUSD-058, MUSD-120, MUSD-121, MUSE-011, MUSE-012, MUSE-021, MUSE-022, MUSH-111, MUTH-011, MUTH-012, MUTH-021, MUTH-022, MUTH-031, MUTH-032, MUTO-011, MUTO-012, MUTO-021, MUTO-022, MUTO-031, MUTO-032, MUTO-041, and MUTP-100; 1 credit of an Ensemble elective; English 008-022 and ENGL 003; Education 145-005,145-029, 145-039, 145-001 145-160; 14 credits of electives, 2 credits of Physical Education (if no marching band), and 1 credit of Freshman Orientation FAOR-101.

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fall semeseter performances begin in September. Please join us!

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PAST EVENTS:

Taylor Young, Jazz Voice – Master of Music Qualifying Recital - Childers Recital Hall, Fri, March 30, 12pm FREE

Howard University Jazz Ensemble - Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fri, Mar 30, 6-9pm $

Logan Johnson – Senior Composition Recital - Childers Recital Hall, Fri, Mar 30, 7pm FREE

HUJE Easter Vigil - Peoples Congregational UCC, Sat, March 31, 4pm FREE

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra - Childers Recital Hall, Thu, April 5, 12:40pm FREE

Afro Blue in Concert - Kennedy Center Jazz Club, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Fri, April 6, 7 & 9 pm BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT!

Panel Discussion: "INDEPENDENT: A Start to Finish Guide for Your Recording Project" - Childers Recital Hall, Tue, April 10, 10:10am FREE

Vocal Master Class with Soprano Lisa Gwyn Daltirus - Childers Recital Hall, Wed, April 11, 12pm FREE

NEA 2018 Jazz Masterclass with DIANNE REEVES - Childers Recital Hall, Tue, April 17, 12:40pm FREE

HUJE featuring Special Guest Artist GARY BARTZ - Ira Aldridge Theater, Thu, April 19, 12:40pm FREE

String Students in Recital - Childers Recital Hall, Tue, April 24, 12:40pm FREE

Jazz Choir Concert featuring AFRO BLUE, SASSY and HU JAZZ SINGERS - Childers Recital Hall, Wed, April 25, 7:30pm FREE

Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert - Ira Aldridge Theater, Sun, April 29, 4pm FREE

AFRO BLUE Mother's Day Concert - Prince George's Publick Playhouse, Sun, May 13, 4pm $

Afro Blue Mother's Day 2018

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