Music Education/Choral Concentration and Piano Performance, BM

Offered in: Chicago

The Bachelor of Music with a double major in Music Education (Choral emphasis) and Piano Performance is a five-year program which combines teacher preparation coursework with the full range of performance-related studies for pianists. All requirements and policies for the Music Education program apply to the double major programs; please refer to the Music Education program of study page.

Admission requirements

Prospective double majors will prepare the audition requirements for piano, as published on the CCPA Admission and Audition 

In addition, an interview with the music education faculty is required.

Grade requirements

Satisfactory completion of the music core is a requirement for licensure. The music core consists of the following required music courses: Applied Music 201-204 and 301-303 or 211-214 and 311-314; 6 semester hours of ensemble; two courses from among MUHL 210 MUSIC OF AMERICA, MUHL 251 HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC I, MUHL 252 HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC II, and MUHL 253 HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC III; MUSC 222A MUSICIANSHIP IV:WRITTEN SKILLS/MUSC 222B MUSICIANSHIP IV:AURAL SKILLS/MUSC 222C MUSICIANSHIP IV:PIANO SKILLS; and PERF 240 ELEMENTS OF CONDUCTING. Any grade lower than C in any music core, music education, education, or professional education course is considered a failing grade and will not fulfill degree requirements.

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 to remain in good standing and graduate.

All course requirements must be completed before the semester of student teaching.

Requirements

General Studies
ENG 101COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING3
ENG 102COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH3
ACP 101FIRST YEAR SEMINAR3
ACP 110PRIMARY TEXTS3
ELED 301FOUNDATIONS & COMMUNITY3
MATH 105FOUNDATIONS OF ARITHMETIC3
HIST 106THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
or HIST 107 THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1865
or POS 101 UNITED STATES POLITICS
PSYC 103INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY3
READ 363TEACHING LANGUAGE AND LITERACY IN THE CONTENT AREAS3
Non-Western course (Humanities or Social Science)3
Two non-music courses of the student's choice6
Subtotal General Studies36
Performance and Musicianship
PIA 211PIANO (MAJOR)4
PIA 212PIANO (MAJOR)4
PIA 213PIANO (MAJOR)4
PIA 214PIANO (MAJOR)4
PIA 215TECHNIQUE EXAMINATION0
PIA 311PIANO (MAJOR)4
PIA 312PIANO (MAJOR)4
PIA 313PIANO (MAJOR)4
PIA 314PIANO (MAJOR)4
PIA 300PIANO PERFORMANCE CLASS (eight semesters required)0
ENS 201CONSERVATORY CHOIR6
ENS 220PIANO ENSEMBLE I1
ENS 221PRINCIPLES OF COLLABORATIVE PIANO I1
PERF 131COMPREHENSIVE KEYBOARD LITERACY I2
PERF 132COMPREHENSIVE KEYBOARD LITERACY II2
PERF 232KEYBOARD IMPROVISATION2
MUSC 121A
MUSC 121B
MUSICIANSHIP I:WRITTEN SKILLS
and MUSICIANSHIP I:AURAL SKILLS
3
MUSC 122A
MUSC 122B
MUSICIANSHIP II:WRITTEN SKILLS
and MUSICIANSHIP II:AURAL SKILLS
3
MUSC 221A
MUSC 221B
MUSICIANSHIP III:WRITTEN SKILLS
and MUSCIANSHIP III:AURAL SKILLS
3
MUSC 222A
MUSC 222B
MUSICIANSHIP IV:WRITTEN SKILLS
and MUSICIANSHIP IV:AURAL SKILLS
3
MUHL 210VERNACULAR MUSIC OF THE UNTIED STATES3
MUHL 251HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC I3
MUHL 252HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC II3
MUHL 253HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC III3
Select two of the following:6
COUNTERPOINT
FORM AND ANALYSIS
KEYBOARD LITERATURE
ART SONG LITERATURE
PERF 240ELEMENTS OF CONDUCTING2
Subtotal Performance and Musicianship78
Music Education/Professional Education
ME 149CAREER SEMINAR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHING1
ME 161CHORAL METHODS FOR INSTRUMENTAL MAJORS2
ME 200MUSIC EDUCATION LAB (seven semesters )0
ME 243CONDUCTING:ART & TECHNIQUE3
ME 310STUDENT TEACHING INTERNSHIP5-12
ME 311CHORAL METHODS FOR ELEMENTARY/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL3
ME 312CHORAL METHODS FOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL3
ME 350METHODS FOR THE ELEMENTARY MUSIC CLASSROOM3
ME 352SECONDARY GENERAL MUSIC METHODS3
ME 351ISSUES IN MUSIC EDUCATION3
Select two of the following:2
BRASS TECHNIQUES
WOODWIND TECHNIQUES
STRING TECHNIQUES
PERCUSSION TECHNIQUES
EDUC 202CHILD DEVELOPMENT, LEARNING, AND MOTIVATION3
SPED 219EXCEPTIONAL CHILD & YOUTH3
Subtotal Music Education/Professional Education34
Total Credit Hours148