Students may have individual reasons for changing the order of the following curriculum. Students must consult their advisors before completing their schedules. Students will be certified K-12 music education by completing all the hours listed below, passing certification exams, and passing student teaching.
*Piano proficiency for all majors: All music majors must pass a piano proficiency exam either through instruction in two years of class piano or through private piano lessons and a separate exam each semester.
**Major Ensemble: All music majors must be registered for credit for a major ensemble every semester of their course study, excluding the student teaching semester.
Recital: A half senior recital is required of music education majors, with the option of doing a full senior recital at the discretion of each studio teacher. When doing a half recital, students should find a partner with whom to fill out the hour concert. The student’s major teacher must approve all recital literature and preparation.