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College
College of the Arts

Department
School of Music

E101 Kent State University's Center for the Performing Arts
Tel: 330-672-2172
Undergraduate Programs E-mail: dabrown@kent.edu
Graduate Programs E-mail: mchunn@kent.edu
Web: http://www.kent.edu/music/index.cfm

Description

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education, one of the most forward-looking curricula in the country, includes studies in jazz, folk, musical theatre and music of the entire world, while providing a strong grounding in Western art music. The program prepares students for Ohio licensure to teach music in grades K–12 in choral, general and instrumental music and is recognized in most states. While receiving training in both areas, students specialize in the instrumental or choral/general concentrations.
 

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the music education program hold teaching positions in Ohio and throughout the country.

Teachers of self-enrichment education held about 253,600 jobs in 2008. The largest numbers of teachers were employed by public and private educational institutions and providers of social assistance.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 

Admission Requirements

 Freshman Students: Students must audition before being admitted to the School of Music. Inquiries can be directed to the Coordinator of Admissions and Scholarships, School of Music, E-101 Music and Speech, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001(or call 330-672-2172). Audition information can be found by visiting www.kent.edu/music.

Transfer Students: In addition to meeting the general transfer admission requirement (2.0 cumulative GPA), students must audition before being admitted to the School of Music. Additional information is available from the School of Music Office, E-101 Music and Speech Center, Kent State University, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242-0001 (or call 330-672-2172). Audition information can be found by visiting www.kent.edu/music.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 132 credit hours. Minimum 2.500 cumulative and 2.750 major GPA. Students must earn a minimum grade of C (2.000) in all music courses. Students in the instrumental concentration are required to complete one-half senior recital, which may not be performed during the student-teaching period. Students specializing in wind, brass and percussion instruments must enroll in marching band (MUS 45222) once during their first two years of study.

Students in the choral/general concentration are required to complete one-half senior recital, which may not be performed during the student-teaching period.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to successfully meet all requirements for state licensure.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

Contact the School of Music (330-672-2172).
 

Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Music
 

Student Organizations

Kappa Kappa Si, Delta Omicron, American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA).
 

Culminating Requirements

Major field achievement test in music history and music theory. Senior Recital. Student Teaching.
 

Advanced Degree Programs

Conducting (M.M.), Ethnomusicology (M.A.), Music Composition (M.A.), Music Theory (M.A.), Music Education (M.M. and Ph.D.), Performance (M.M), Music Theory - Composition (Ph.D.)