Degree Requirements - Conservatory of Music

BA IN MUSIC

GENERAL EDUCATION MIN. 43-45
FOUNDATIONS REQUIREMENTS 13

GE 1000 Transition to Kean(1) 1
ENG 1030 Composition4 3
MATH 1000 Algebra for College Students 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication(2) 3
GE 2025 Research and Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY & INTERDISCIPLINARY DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities 9

ENG 2403 World Literature(3) 3
MUS 2201 Music History I(3,4) 3
Select one from the following 5 areas:
Fine arts or art history 3
Philosophy or religion 3
Foreign Language
(Must take I & II for credit) 3
Music or Theater 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Social Sciences 9
HIST 1000 Civil Society in America2 3
Select two from different areas
PSYCH 1000 General Psych 3
SOC. 1000 Intro. To Soc.
OR
ANTH. 1800 Cultural Anthropology 3
Economics or Geography 3
Political Science 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Science and Mathematics 10-11
MATH 1010 Foundations of Math
or CPS 1031; 1032; 1231 3
Select one from below, must be a lab science:
Biology; Chemistry or Physics;
Astronomy, 3-4
Earth Science, Geology OR Meterology
Interdisciplinary Science 3
Health/Physical Education 2-3
ID 1225 Issues Contemporary Health 3
ID 1010 Leisure & Recreation in Multicultural Soc. 3
OR
Two one credit P.E.D. courses 2

CAPSTONE 3
MUS 4105 Music History II 3, 4 3

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
MUS 2221 Music in World Culture6 2

ACADEMIC MAJOR 41

CORE MUSIC REQUIREMENTS(4) 36

MUS 1001 Foundations of Music7 3
MUS 1101 Music Theory I3 2
MUS 1111 Sight Sing. & Ear Trn. I3 1.5
MUS 2102 Music Theory II3 2
MUS 2112 Sight Sing. & Ear Trn. II3 1.5
MUS 1511 Class Piano I3 1.5
MUS 1512 Class Piano II3 1.5
MUS 3103 Music Theory III3 2
MUS 3113 Sight Sing. & Ear Trn. III3 1.5
MUS 4104 Music Theory IV3 2
MUS 4114 Sight Sing. & Ear Trn. IV3 1.5
MUS 3111 Form and Analysis3 2
MUS 2711 Accompanying
(piano students only) 1
(3 semesters req.)
MUS 36XX Private Studio Lessons 1
 (6 semesters req.)
MUS 38XX Major Ensembles 1
 (6 total)
MUS 28XX/38XX Minor Ensembles .5
(4 total)
Select one of the following according
to your performance area (4 x 0.5)
MUS 3610 Voice Repertory
MUS 3710 Piano Repertory
MUS 3720 Guitar Repertory
MUS 3730 Instrumental Repertory

MUSIC ELECTIVES 155

FREE ELECTIVES

OUTSIDE THE MAJOR 36-38

(50% must be taken at the 3000-4000 level)

TOTAL 124(5)

Footnotes:
(1) Required of all freshmen and transfers with fewer than 10 credits
(2)Required course
(3) Prerequisite required (See undergraduate catalog for course description)
(4) C is a passing grade for all music major courses, ENG 1030, and capstone course.
(5) Students need a total of 124 credits to graduate
(6) Pre-requisite for Music History I (MUS 2201)
Comments:
(7) MUS 1001 is a prerequisite to MUS 1101, 1111, 1511
Comments:
Please note that all students must complete at least the minimum for each section. The total of their credits, however must equal at least 124 semester hours.
Students must first pass an audition in order to pursue a music major at Kean University.
Students may be required, as deemed necessary by department faculty, to complete additional semesters of repertory, lessons, and ensembles, for the purposes of remediation.

MUSIC MINOR


REQUIRED COURSES 11.5
MUS 1001 Music Foundations 3
MUS 1101 Music Theory I 2
MUS 1111 Sight Singing and
Ear Training I 1.5
MUS 4105 Music History II 3
MUS 36XX Private lessons 2
(2 semesters required)

ELECTIVES 6.5
Courses may include:
MUS 1517 Elementary Piano I 3
MUS 2221 Music in World Culture 2
MUS 36XX Private lessons
(Additional semesters) 1
MUS 37XX Repertory class (Rep class .5
should correspond with your area of study)
Performing Groups may include:
MUS 3860 Band 1
MUS 3850 Orchestra 1
MUS 3800 Choir 1
MUS 2810 Chorale 1
MUS 2879 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUS 2890 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUS 3750 Chamber Music 1

TOTAL 18

MUSIC CONCENTRATION REQUIRED 26.5
MUS 1001 Music Foundations 3
MUS 1101 Music Theory I 2
MUS 1111 Sight Singing and
Ear Training I 1.5
MUS 2511 Class Piano I 1.5
MUS 3203 Music History I 3
MUS 4105 Music History II 3
MUS 1501 Class Voice I 0.5
MUS XXXX Music for the Elementary
Classroom Teacher 1
MUS 36XX Lessons
(At least 4 semesters) 1
MUS 37XX Repertory
(At least 2 semesters) .5
MUS 38XX Ensembles 1/.5
Ensembles:
Major ensembles:
MUS 3860 Band 1
MUS 3850 Orchestra 1
MUS 3800 Choir 1
Minor Ensembles
MUS 2810 Chorale 1
MUS 2879 Jazz Ensemble 1
MUS 2890 Percussion Ensemble 1
MUS 3750 Chamber Music 1

ELECTIVES 3.5
Courses may include:
MUS 1517 Elementary Piano I 3
MUS 2221 Music In World Culture 3
MUS 1502 Class Voice II 0.5
MUS 36XX Private lessons 1
MUS 37XX Repertory class 0.5

TOTAL 30

B.A. IN MUSIC EDUCATION MUSIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATION OPTION

The B.A. Degree in Music Education is a rigorous professional program that prepares students for careers as public school music teachers. The program seeks to provide students with as thorough a course of study as possible in general education, professional education, and musical preparation. Studies also develop musicianship that leads to an intellectual grasp of the art of music and the ability to perform in a specific medium as well as in ensembles. In order to attain “fully admitted” status, the student is required to achieve a 2.75 cumulative GPA and a “C” or better in COMM 1400, ENG 1020, a college-level math course, and take the Speech Examination. Students must successfully pass the Praxis Examination (Music: Content Knowledge, 0113) Students are required to achieve a 2.75 cumulative GPA or better (Kean credits plus all transfer credit) and have completed 60 hours of credit in order to register for MUS 3310, MUS 3311, EDUC 3000, EDUC 3401, and MUS 4000.

GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM 44-45
FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS 13

GE 1000 Transition to Kean(1) 1
ENG 1030 Composition(2,3) 3
MATH 1000 Algebra for College Students 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication(2) 3
GE 2025 Research and Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY & INTERDICIPLINARY DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities 9

ENG 2403 World Literature(3) 3
MUS 2201 Music History 1(4) 3
MUS 2221 Music in World Culture() 2
MUS 2881 Elements of Jazz(4) 1
Social Sciences 9
HIST 1000 Civil City in Society(3) 3
Select two from different areas
PSYCH 1000 General Psych 3
SOC. 1000 Intro. To Soc. 3
OR
ANTH 1800 Cultural Anthropology 3
Science and Mathematics 10-11
MATH 1010 Foundations of Math 3
Select one from below, must be a lab science
Biology; Chemistry or Physics; Astronomy, 4
Earth Science, Geology OR Meterology
Interdisciplinary 3
Health and Physical Education 2-3
ID 1225 Issues Contemp. Health 3

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 17
Psy 2100 Child Psych. 3
OR
PSY 2110 Psych. of Adol. 3
ID 2955 Disabled Persons in Am. Soc. 3
MUS 3138 Computer Music Notation 2
MUS 1551 Class Strings 1
MUS 1561 Class Woodwinds I 1
MUS 1562 Class Woodwinds II4 1
MUS 1570 Class Brass 1
MUS 1590 Class Percussion 1
MUS 3120 Elementary Conducting 2
MUS 3121 Choral Conducting4 2
(For vocal, piano, and guitar students)
OR
MUS 3122 Instrumental Conducting4 2
 (For instrumental students)

CORE MUSIC5 53

MUS 1001 Foundations of Music(9) 3
MUS 1101 Music Theory I(4) 3
MUS 1111 Sight Sing. & Ear Trn. I(4) 1.5
MUS 2102 Music Theory II(4) 2
MUS 2112 Sight Sing. & Ear Trn. II(4) 1.5
MUS 3103 Music Theory III(4) 2
MUS 3113 Sight Sing. & Ear Trn. III(4) 1.5
MUS 4104 Music Theory IV(4) 2
MUS 4114 Sight Sing. & Ear Trn IV(4) 1.5
MUS 3111 Form and Analysis(4) 2
MUS 3131 Orchestration(4) 2
MUS 36XX Private Studio Lessons 1
(7 SH total) (Seven semesters required)
MUS 38XX Major Ensemble 1
(7 semesters req.)
MUS 28XX Minor Ensemble 1
or 38XX (6 semesters req.)

CAPSTONE 3
MUS 4105 Music History II 4, 5 3
SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
THREE OPTIONS:
Piano Concentration
MUS 1501 Class Voice I .5
MUS 1502 Class Voice II4 .5
MUS 2710 Accompanying 1
(5 SH total) (5 semesters required)
MUS 3710 Piano Rep .5
(6 semesters req.)
Voice Concentration
MUS 1511 Class Piano I(4) 1.5
MUS 1512 Class Piano II(4) 1.5
MUS 1513 Class Piano III(4) 1.5
MUS 1514 Class Piano IV(4) 1.5
MUS 3700 Voice Rep. .5
(Six semesters required)
Instrumental Concentration
MUS 1501 Class Voice I .5
MUS 1502 Class Voice II(4) .5
MUS 1511 Class Piano I(4) 1.5
MUS 1512 Class Piano II(4) 1.5
MUS 1513 Class Piano III (4)1.5
MUS 1514 Class Piano IV(4) 1.5
MUS 3730 Inst. Rep or Guitar Rep .5
(4 SH total) (Four semesters required)

PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE(6) 32
MUS 2900 Sophomore Field Exp. 3
MUS 3310 Elementary School Mus. 3
MUS 3311 Elementary Field Exp. 1
MUS 3320 Secondary School Music 3
MUS 3321 Secondary Field Exp. 1
MUS 3341 Instrumental Music
Program 2
EDUC 3000 Curr. Instruct. Eval.
& the Learner 3
EDUC 3401 Lang. Arts/Reading in
K-12 Subj. Area Teaching 3
EMSE 3903 English Language Learners in the Am. School 1
MUS 4000 Teacher and Classroom 3
MUS 4300 Prof. Internship/ 9
Student Teaching (final semester) 7

TOTAL 146-147


Footnotes:
(1) Required of all freshmen and transfers with fewer than 10 credits
(2) A grade of B- or better is required
(3) Required course
(4) Prerequisite required (See undergraduate catalog for course description)
(5) A maximum of two C's in all academic major courses is Permissible. All other grades in academic major courses must be a B- or higher
(6) A grade of B- or better is required for all professional education courses
(7) MUS 4000 serves as the capstone course for the both the professional education major and the GE program
(8) MUS 2221 is a prerequisite to MUS 2201
(9) MUS 1001 is a prerequisite to MUS 1101, 1111, 1511

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS COMMENTS
Students must first pass an audition in order to pursue music major at Kean University
Students may be required, as deemed necessary by department faculty, to complete additional semesters of repertory, lessons, and ensembles, for the purposes of remediation.
Students are required to pass piano, voice and secondary instrument proficiency examinations, Praxis test and senior recital in the semester prior to student teaching. All requirements for the degree must be completed before enrolling in MUS 4300 Student Teaching, except for MUS 4000.

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DR. THOMAS CONNORS

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