MME - Choral Music Concentration
Admission to the degree program in music education requires the completion of a Bachelor of Music Education (BME) degree, or the equivalent of a BME, from an accredited institution, as well as the contact information for three people to provide letters of recommendation. Students holding bachelor’s degrees in music other than the Bachelor of Music Education must satisfy public school certification requirements to qualify for full admission. Applicants without such certification are admitted on a conditional basis pending their attainment of public school teaching credentials. Approval of the MME specialization must be acquired.
MME programs range from 32 to 36 hours. Core requirements and terminal project options — outlined below — are the same for each emphasis area unless specifically noted.
|Research Design and Methods|
|Psychology of Music|
|History and Philosophy of Music Education|
|Seminar in Music Theory|
|Seminar in Music History pre-1750|
or MUSC 892
|Seminar in Music History post-1750|
|Terminal Project Options — select one of the following||2-6|
|Graduate Recital 1|
|Terminal Conducting Project 2|
|Terminal Project in Music Education|
|Other Option — Extra Hours||6|
To be selected in consultation with advisor and approved by the area director. This excludes applied, ensemble, workshops and special project hours.
|MUSE 790C||Choral Rehearsal Techniques||2|
|MUSP 691||Advanced Choral Conducting 3||2|
|Select 2-3 credit hours from the following:||2-3|
|Instructional Methods in Middle Level/Secondary Music|
|Choral Literature I|
|Choral Literature II|
Must be approved by faculty advisor or graduate coordinator. May apply up to 5 credit hours of applied lessons. Two (2) credit hours of ensemble credit, 4 credit hours of workshops or 10 credit hours of Kodaly coursework.
Required terminal project for instrumental conducting concentration.
Recital is not a terminal project option for music in special education.
If a student has had this course previously at WSU, a 2-credit-hour 790 Special Topics in conducting may be substituted.