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Majors

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

The Bachelor of Music curriculum is designed to provide the gifted student with training and knowledge essential for a career in teaching and/or performing or for future graduate work. The major provides a Music Education Option as well as a Performance/Pedagogy Option. The option in Music Education provides professional training leading to state licensure to teach music in the public schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. Licensure emphases in Instrumental Music and Vocal/General Music are available. Students who choose this degree program participate in private lessons, small and large ensembles, study concepts in music education and prepare and perform a senior recital. In addition, Music Education students work with mentors in the field in a student-teaching environment to gain practical and first-hand knowledge of teaching in the public schools. Our students, upon graduation, are thoroughly prepared to lead in the field of music education. Many of our graduates with this degree go on to teach middle school and high school music throughout Tennessee or attend graduate school throughout the United States.

Bachelor of Music in Performance or Pedagogy

The Bachelor of Music curriculum is designed to provide the gifted student with training and knowledge essential for a career in teaching and/or performing or for future graduate work. The major provides a Music Education Option as well as a Performance/Pedagogy Option. The performance option includes an emphasis in instrumental, instrumental pedagogy, piano, piano pedagogy, or voice. The Performance Option is limited to those highly talented performers who concentrate a large portion of their time on individual practice and performance. Students enrolled in the Performance or Pedagogy Degree programs take private lessons, participate in ensembles as well as study music theory, history and the pedagogy of their instrument(s). This degree programs aims to train students in all aspects of performance and/or pedagogy to further prepare them to be well-rounded musicians who contribute successfully to the field of music. Many graduates with this degree go on to prestigious graduate schools and/or open private teaching studios.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree is designed for students who desire concentrated study in music as the central part of a broader, liberal-arts based education. The degree provides a significant Music Component, a General Education Core and a Supporting Elective Plan. The Supporting Elective Plan must be developed in conjunction with the faculty and according to the guidelines set forth by the Department of Music. Many students choose to use the Supporting Elective Plan to study a minor field in addition to music. Graduate with this degree are prepared as well-rounded musicians who may go on to perform, teach, attend graduate school or pursue a field outside of music.

 

Minors

Music Minor

The music minor at the University of Tennessee at Martin is intended for students who possess a background in music and wish to continue their study while majoring in another discipline. This program is designed to enhance career opportunities, while increasing students’ skills and knowledge in the areas of performance, music theory, and music history.

 

Acceptance into the Minor in Music program is by audition.

 

The Minor in Music (M-2730) consists of the following:

  • Core Classes (16 hours)
  • Music 108 – Introduction to Technology in Music
  • Music 111 – Masterpieces of Music, or 112 – Music in Our Time, or 113 – Survey of Western Masterpieces and World Music
  • Music 123 – Aural Skills I
  • Music 124 – Aural Skills II
  • Music 131 – Music Theory I
  • Music 132 – Music Theory II
  • Lower-Division Applied Lessons (2 semesters of same instrument/voice)
  • 2 Ensembles (in applied lesson area)
  • 2 Electives (8 hours selected from the following)
    Courses with an MUAP, MUS, or MUED prefix other than private applied lessons.
  • Maximum of two semesters total additional credit in core applied lesson or ensemble.

Note 1: Students must take MUS 113 to use MUS 251 as an elective

Note 2: Music 120 may not be counted towards a minor in music

Note 3: MUAP 110, 310 may not be counted towards a minor in music

 

Total hours required: 24

 

Recital/Lesson Requirements

Music Education

Senior Recital 

25-50 minutes of music - minimum times are specific to instrument and voice studio professor.

 

Junior Recital

N/A 

 

Recital Hearings 

Recital hearings must be presented a minimum of 2 weeks before recital date. All recital repertoire must be performed in front of all faculty if possible but can be recorded for those faculty not able to be present at the hearing. 

 

Juries 

All studios require end of semester juries, other jury requirements are per studio based on necessary and idiosyncratic skill sets. 

 

Practice Hours 

Instrumental Students - 10 hours minimum per week, Voice Students - 7 hours minimum per week. 

 

Concert Attendance 

10 concert/events every semester enrolled in lessons.

 

Performance Minimums Per Semester 

1 per semester, first semester freshmen exempt if deemed appropriate by studio professor.

Bachelor of Arts in Music (BAM)

Senior Recital 

25-50 minutes of music - minimum times are specific to instrument and voice studio professor.

 

Junior Recital

N/A 

 

Recital Hearings 

Recital hearings must be presented a minimum of 2 weeks before recital date. All recital repertoire must be performed in front of all faculty if possible but can be recorded for those faculty not able to be present at the hearing. 

 

Juries 

All studios require end of semester juries, other jury requirements are per studio based on necessary and idiosyncratic skill sets. 

 

Practice Hours 

Instrumental Students - 10 hours minimum per week, Voice Students - 7 hours minimum per week. 

 

Concert Attendance 

10 concert/events every semester enrolled in lessons. 

 

Performance Minimums Per Semester 

1 per semester, first semester freshmen exempt if deemed appropriate by studio professor.

Pedagogy

Senior Recital 

30-60 minutes of music - minimum times are specific to instrument and voice studio professor 

 

Junior Recital 

25-45 minutes of music - minimum times 

 

Recital Hearings 

Recital hearings must be presented a minimum of 2 weeks before recital date. All recital repertoire must be performed in front of all faculty if possible but can be recorded for those faculty not able to be present at the hearing. 

 

Juries 

All studios require end of semester juries, other jury requirements are per studio based on necessary and idiosyncratic skill sets. 

 

Practice Hours 

Instrumental - 15 hours a week minimum, Voice - 10 hours a week minimum

 

Concert Attendance 

10 concert/events every semester enrolled in lessons. 

 

Performance Minimums Per Semester 

2 per semester, first semester freshmen exempt if deemed appropriate by studio professor.

Performance

Senior Recital 

30-60 minutes of music - minimum times are specific to instrument and voice studio professor

 

Junior Recital 

25-45 minutes of music - minimum times 

 

Recital Hearings 

Recital hearings must be presented a minimum of 2 weeks before recital date. All recital repertoire must be performed in front of all faculty if possible but can be recorded for those faculty not able to be present at the hearing. 

 

Juries 

All studios require end of semester juries, other jury requirements are per studio based on necessary and idiosyncratic skill sets. 

 

Practice Hours 

Instrumental - 20 hours a week minimum, Voice - 10 hours a week minimum 

 

Concert Attendance 

10 concert/events every semester enrolled in lessons. 

 

Performance Minimums Per Semester 

2 per semester, first semester freshmen exempt if deemed appropriate by studio professor.

Music Minor

Senior Recital 

N/A 

 

Junior Recital

N/A 

 

Recital Hearings 

N/A 

 

Juries 

All studios require end of semester juries.

 

Practice Hours 

Instrumental Students - 5 hours minimum per week, Voice Students - 5 hours minimum per week. 

 

Concert Attendance 

5 concert/events every semester enrolled in lessons. 

 

Performance Minimums Per Semester 

Minimum as deemed appropriate by studio professor.

 

Certificate Programs

Each Certificate is approximately 13 additional credit hours.

Certificates in Secondary Music Studies

Qualified music majors may study a secondary instrument or voice in addition to their primary discipline.

Certificates in Music Performance

Qualified BAM or MusEd majors may study their primary discipline on a performance level.

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