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College of the Arts
School of Music
E101 Kent State University's Center for the Performing Arts
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.
Graduates from the music education program hold teaching positions in Ohio and throughout the country.
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.
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.
Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
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).
National Association of Schools of Music
Kappa Kappa Si, Delta Omicron, American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA).
Major field achievement test in music history and music theory. Senior Recital. Student Teaching.
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