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Music Education

The Conservatory of Music offers two degree plans for a major in Music Education, one with a concentration in instrumental music, the other with a choral concentration. The Bachelor of Music degree is normally awarded at the completion of a four-year program. Several directed teaching programs are offered at the University of the Pacific which leads to the California Single Subject Teaching Credential with a Major in Music:

  1. A plan which requires one full-time semester of student teaching (generally during the fourth year).
  2. A plan which requires one semester of part-time student teaching during the course of the fourth year plus a summer course of Video Microrehearsal and field teaching (six units).
  3. A Video-Microrehearsal/Internship plan in which selected students participate in the summer Video-Microrehearsal/field teaching program and then teach under contract in neighboring school districts in the fifth year.

All music education majors must pass a minimum proficiency examination in piano and in functional guitar. They must also demonstrate basic vocal proficiency. One hundred hours of laboratory teaching/observation in elementary and secondary schools are required. Courses in Music Education and professional education that are part of the Music Education major must be passed with at least a C grade, and courses in music must receive an average of C within each music discipline.

  1. Music Education majors must present a half recital, usually in their senior year.
  2. Music Education majors with voice as a principal instrument are required to complete a senior examination during the final year.
  3. Teaching Credential candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the U.S. Constitution through coursework or examination. They must demonstrate competency in reading, writing and math by passing the CBEST Examination. To enroll in the appropriate School of Education courses, music education majors must complete appropriate application and interview processes with the credential office as part of the advising process.
  4. Students who take Video Microrehearsal Techniques as part of student teaching may substitute electives for the student teaching in the fourth year.
  5. Major Ensembles must relate to the student’s proposed teaching area as specified by advisors.
  6. Residency requirements in Solo Class, Major Ensemble and Lab Ensemble may be waived when in conflict with student teaching.

Bachelor of Music Major in Music Education Concentration Instrumental

Students must complete a minimum of 124 units with a Pacific cumulative and program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of music degree with a major in music education concentration instrumental.

I. General Education Requirements

Minimum 30 units and 9 courses, including:

PACS 001What is a Good Society4
PACS 002Topical Seminar on a Good Society4
PACS 003What is an Ethical Life?3


Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from categories I and II not chosen below in place of taking PACS 001 and PACS 002. PACS 003 is required for transfer students.

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Two courses from the following:
Arts and Humanities
Two courses from the following:
Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program.

II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)

 
Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 units or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

Writing
Quantitative analysis

IV. Major Requirements

Foundation Courses
MAPP 001DClass Piano2
MAPP 011 Applied Music8
MAPP 111 Applied Music *8
MCOM 009Introduction to Music Technology1
MCOM 032Diatonic Harmony3
MCOM 033Chromatic Harmony3
MCOM 042Musicianship I1
MCOM 043Musicianship II1
MHIS 006Music of the World's People3
MHIS 011Survey of Music History I3
MHIS 012Survey of Music History II3
MPER 054Dean's Seminar1
Select 8 units from the following:8
Jazz Ensemble
University Symphony Orchestra
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Concert Band
Major Requirements - Music
MAPP 001BFunctional Guitar Class1
MAPP 001DClass Piano1
MCOM 034Advanced Chromaticism and Analysis3
MCOM 044Musicianship III1
MEDU 101Woodwind Instruments I1
MEDU 102Woodwind Instruments II1
MEDU 103Brass Instruments I1
MEDU 105Percussion Instruments1
MEDU 107String Instruments I1
MEDU 108String Instruments II1
MEDU 113Laboratory Ensemble1.5
MEDU 114Music in Elementary School2
MEDU 115Music Experiences, K-62
MEDU 116Music in Secondary School2
MEDU 117Music Experiences, 7-122
MEDU 119Fieldwork: Music Grades 4-121
MEDU 12021st Century Approaches to Music Education2
One Course MHIS 150 or above to be determined with consultation with advisor3
MPER 151Principles of Conducting2
MPER 153Instrumental Conducting2
MUJZ Elective1
Major Requirements - Education
EDUC 140Transformational Teaching and Learning4
EDUC 156Content and Disciplinary Literacy Development in Secondary Schools3
EDUC 166Teaching English Learners, Single Subject3
EDUC 171Professional Practice Music ***10
EDUC 172Professional Practice Seminar ****2
SPED 125XTeaching Exceptional Learners ****2
*

Lessons and ensembles can be waived in the last semester to allow for Student Teaching.

**

0.5 units can be passed out of instrumental methods course if that course topic is the primary instrument of the student.

***

EDUC 171 is taken for the degree and the credential.

****

SPED 125X and EDUC 172 are taken for the credential.

Bachelor of Music Major in Music Education Concentration Choral

Students must complete a minimum of 124 units with a Pacific cumulative and program grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn the bachelor of music degree with a major in music education concentration choral.

I. General Education Requirements

Minimum 30 units and 9 courses, including:

PACS 001What is a Good Society4
PACS 002Topical Seminar on a Good Society4
PACS 003What is an Ethical Life?3


Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 28 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from categories I and II not chosen below in place of taking PACS 001 and PACS 002. PACS 003 is required for transfer students.

One course from each subdivision below:

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Two courses from the following:
Arts and Humanities
Two courses from the following:
Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Note: 1) No more than 2 courses from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program.

II. Diversity Requirement

Students must complete one diversity course (3-4 units)


Note: 1) Transfer students with 28 units or more transfer units prior to fall 2011 are encouraged but not required to complete a designated course prior to graduation. 2) Courses may be used also to meet general education and/or major/minor requirements.

III. Fundamental Skills

Students must demonstrate competence in:

Writing
Quantitative analysis

IV. Major Requirements

Foundation Courses
MAPP 001DClass Piano2
MAPP 011 Applied Music8
MAPP 111 Applied Music **
MCOM 009Introduction to Music Technology1
MCOM 032Diatonic Harmony3
MCOM 033Chromatic Harmony3
MCOM 042Musicianship I1
MCOM 043Musicianship II1
MHIS 006Music of the World's People3
MHIS 011Survey of Music History I3
MHIS 012Survey of Music History II3
MPER 054Dean's Seminar1
Select 8 units from the following:8
Opera Production
The Oriana Choir (Women's Chorus)
University Chorus
Pacific Singers
Major Requirements - Music
MAPP 001BFunctional Guitar Class1
MAPP 001DClass Piano1
MCOM 034Advanced Chromaticism and Analysis3
MCOM 044Musicianship III1
Select five of the following:5
Woodwind Instruments I
Woodwind Instruments II
Brass Instruments I
Percussion Instruments
String Instruments I
String Instruments II
MEDU 113Laboratory Ensemble1.5
MEDU 114Music in Elementary School2
MEDU 115Music Experiences, K-62
MEDU 116Music in Secondary School2
MEDU 117Music Experiences, 7-122
MEDU 119Fieldwork: Music Grades 4-121
MEDU 12021st Century Approaches to Music Education2
One Course MHIS 150 or above to be determined with consultation with advisor3
MMGT 130Poplular Songwriting3
MPER 019Singer's Phonetics1
MPER 021Introduction to Lyric Diction - German and English2
MPER 151Principles of Conducting2
MPER 152Choral Conducting2
MUJZ Elective1
Major Requirements - Education
EDUC 140Transformational Teaching and Learning4
EDUC 156Content and Disciplinary Literacy Development in Secondary Schools3
EDUC 166Teaching English Learners, Single Subject3
EDUC 171Professional Practice Music **10
EDUC 172Professional Practice Seminar ***2
SPED 125XTeaching Exceptional Learners ***2
*

Lessons and ensembles can be waived in the last semester to allow for Student Teaching.

**

 EDUC 171 is taken for the degree and the credential.

***

 SPED 125X and EDUC 172 are taken for the credential.

Music Education Courses

MEDU 100. Music for Children. 3 Units.

This course explores music fundamentals, resources, concepts and activities for the pre-adolescent child. This course is open to non-music majors only, and it is required for multiple subjects credential candidates.

MEDU 101. Woodwind Instruments I. 1 Unit.

Students study the principles of teaching and playing flute and clarinet.

MEDU 102. Woodwind Instruments II. 1 Unit.

Students study the principles of teaching and playing oboe, bassoon and saxophone.

MEDU 103. Brass Instruments I. 1 Unit.

Students study the principles of teaching and playing brass instruments.

MEDU 104. Brass Instruments II. 1 Unit.

Students study the advanced principles of brass instrument teaching.

MEDU 105. Percussion Instruments. 1 Unit.

Students study the principles of teaching and playing percussion instruments.

MEDU 107. String Instruments I. 1 Unit.

Students study the principles of teaching and playing violin and viola.

MEDU 108. String Instruments II. 1 Unit.

Students study the principles of teaching and playing string instruments which include the cello and bass.

MEDU 110. Band Development. 2 Units.

Students examine the teacher's role in instrumental music education which includes concert, marching, jazz band and orchestras in public schools.

MEDU 111. Choral Development. 2 Units.

Students examine the teacher's role in choral music education which includes concepts and techniques for choral ensembles.

MEDU 112. Orchestra Development. 2 Units.

Students examine the teacher's role in orchestras in public schools.

MEDU 113. Laboratory Ensemble. 0.5 Units.

This course offers laboratory experience of music education fieldwork that includes developmentally appropriate class and rehearsal skills, secondary instrument performance, vocal ensemble techniques, planning, and assessment.

MEDU 114. Music in Elementary School. 2 Units.

Students investigate the role of music within the elementary school and its environment. The course includes 50 hours of laboratory observation/teaching in the elementary schools. Corequisite: MEDU 115.

MEDU 115. Music Experiences, K-6. 2 Units.

This course offers a music specialist approach to materials and techniques that develop music experiences for elementary school children. Corequisite: MEDU 114. Open to music majors only.

MEDU 116. Music in Secondary School. 2 Units.

Students examine the role of school music in grades 6-12. The course includes 50 hours of laboratory observation/teaching. Corequisite: MEDU 117. Open to music majors only.

MEDU 117. Music Experiences, 7-12. 2 Units.

This course offers a music specialist approach to materials and techniques that develop music experiences in secondary school. Corequisite: MEDU 116. Open to music majors only.

MEDU 118. Advanced Teaching Practicum. 1-3 Units.

This course is supervised practical observation/teaching experiences in both public and private schools. Prerequisites: MEDU 114 and MEDU 116.

MEDU 119. Fieldwork: Music Grades 4-12. 1 Unit.

This course offers fieldwork to accompany 21st century approaches to music education for pre-teens and adolescents with an emphasis on school and community settings. Co-requisite: MEDU 120.

MEDU 120. 21st Century Approaches to Music Education. 2 Units.

This course offers a music specialist approach to contemporary materials and techniques that develop music experiences for pre-teens and adolescents, including performance skills and creative music-making in school and community settings. Co-requisite: MEDU 119.

MEDU 191. Independent Study. 1-4 Units.

Music Competencies

  1. Sufficient superior musicianship on primary instrument and the ability to perform at a level that will inspire confidence in secondary level students.
  2. Play/sing a variety of instruments, including piano, guitar and voice, to show capability in modeling instruction and the ability to use instruments/voice functionally.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of conducting principles and techniques suitable to instrumental settings.
  4. Apply theoretical, historical, and cultural information so as to choose music and lesson content appropriate to contemporary settings for Pre-K through high school students.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to improvise on primary or secondary instruments and to compose original or derivative works suitable to Pre-K to 12 students’ study/performance.

Teaching Competencies

  1. Students demonstrate knowledge of child/adolescent development and methodological approaches to general music, instrumental and choral music.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of repertoire and curriculum development for Pre-K, elementary, middle, and high school levels.
  3. Utilize technologies appropriate to teaching music in Pre-K to 12 settings.
  4. Demonstrate ability to gauge attitudes, previous learning and skills to plan appropriate educational programs.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to assess themselves and their students and to improve understanding and performance based on that assessment.
  6. Articulate and provide leadership regarding importance of music in education.

Experiential Learning

Lab, Fieldwork, and Student Teaching:

  1. Students demonstrate ability to effectively rehearse and conduct ensembles of various ages and ability levels.
  2. Ability to teach beginning and intermediate levels in general, instrumental, and choral music.
  3. Ability to provide in-depth musical experiences with instrumental populations.
  4. Ability to synthesize and integrate analytical aspects of music, pedagogical elements of teaching, planning, and assessment in Pre-K to 12 settings.
  5. Ability to motivate students and adjust to student and program needs.