Music Education

Bachelor of Music (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 lead 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.

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 recital, usually in their senior year.
  2. 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 (or approved, eligible SAT/ACT scores). 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.
  3. Students who take Video Microrehearsal Techniques as part of student teaching may substitute electives for the student teaching in the fourth year.

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 in Music Education (Choral).

II. Major Requirements

Basic Musicianship and Performance
MAPM 021Applied Music2
MAPM 022Applied Music2
MAPM 023Applied Music2
MAPM 024Applied Music2
MAPM 125Applied Music2
MAPM 126Applied Music2
MAPM 129Applied Music and Recital I2
Seven units and seven semesters of the following, based on placement auditions:7
Concert Band
Ensemble Performance
University Chorus
MPER 060Varied Ensemble1
MPER 151Principles of Conducting2
MPER 152Choral Conducting2
MCOM 032Music Theory I3
MCOM 042Musicianship I1
MCOM 033Music Theory II3
MCOM 043Musicianship II1
MCOM 034Music Theory III3
MCOM 044Musicianship III1
MAPM 009Functional Guitar I1
MAPM 003Class Piano I1
MAPM 004Class Piano II1
MAPM 005Class Piano III1
MCOM 009Introduction to Music Notation Technology1
MPER 020Introduction to Lyric Diction - Italian2
MPER 054Dean's Seminar1
MHIS 011Survey of Music History I3
MHIS 012Survey of Music History II3
One Course MHIS 150 or above to be determined with consultation with advisor3
MMGT 130Popular Songwriting3
MUJZ Elective1
Music Education
MEDU 113Laboratory Ensemble (Must be taken 3 times)0.5
MEDU 114Music in Elementary School1
MEDU 115Music Experiences, K-62
MEDU 116Music in Secondary School1
MEDU 117Music Experiences, 7-122
MEDU 119Fieldwork: Music Grades 4-121
MEDU 12021st Century Approaches to Music Education2
Select 5 Instructional Method Courses
Woodwind Instruments I
Woodwind Instruments II
Brass Instruments I
Percussion Instruments
String Instruments I
String Instruments II
Professional 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 *4 & 10
EDUC 172Professional Practice Seminar *2
SPED 125XTeaching Exceptional Learners *2
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Required for California Teaching Credential

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 in Music Education (Instrumental).

II. Major Requirements

Basic Musicianship and Performance
MAPM 021Applied Music2
MAPM 022Applied Music2
MAPM 023Applied Music2
MAPM 024Applied Music2
MAPM 125Applied Music2
MAPM 126Applied Music2
MAPM 129Applied Music and Recital I2
Seven units and seven semesters of the following, based on placement auditions:7
Concert Band
Ensemble Performance
University Chorus
Select 1 unit of Vocal Ensemble:1
Opera Production
Pacific Singers
University Chorus
MPER 060Varied Ensemble1
MPER 151Principles of Conducting2
MPER 153Instrumental Conducting2
MCOM 032Music Theory I3
MCOM 042Musicianship I1
MCOM 033Music Theory II3
MCOM 043Musicianship II1
MCOM 034Music Theory III3
MCOM 044Musicianship III1
MCOM 014Introduction to Orchestration2
MAPM 009Functional Guitar I1
MAPM 003Class Piano I1
MAPM 004Class Piano II1
MAPM 005Class Piano III1
MCOM 009Introduction to Music Notation Technology1
MAPM 007Functional Voice0.5-1
MPER 054Dean's Seminar1
MHIS 011Survey of Music History I3
MHIS 012Survey of Music History II3
One Course MHIS 150 or above to be determined with consultation with advisor3
MUJZ Elective1
Music Education
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 Ensemble (Must be taken three times)0.5
MEDU 114Music in Elementary School1
MEDU 115Music Experiences, K-62
MEDU 116Music in Secondary School1
MEDU 117Music Experiences, 7-122
MEDU 119Fieldwork: Music Grades 4-121
MEDU 12021st Century Approaches to Music Education2
Professional 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 *4 & 10
EDUC 172Professional Practice Seminar *2
SPED 125XTeaching Exceptional Learners *2
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Required for California Teaching Credential.

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.