Requirements for Teacher Education Degrees in Music:

Bachelor of Arts General Music Major with Teaching Credential
Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Please see: Overview of St. Olaf's Teacher Education Program, and General Requirements and Procedures

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE MAJOR

 


DEGREE
REQUIREMENTS

BA General Music with Teaching Credential (worksheets: vocal, instrumental)

 

BM Music Education
(worksheets: vocal, instrumental)

 

Admission to the music major application
principal-instrument/voice audition repertoire
• music knowledge and keyboard skills screenings

Additional
entrance requirements
:

In sophomore year, spring semester:
• complete application (due October 15, March 15):
BA Music with Teaching Credential or BM Music Education
• full academic review
• recital performance on principal instrument/voice

Program Continuance

• generally in junior year, second semester
• juried recital performance, academic review, possible interview/conference
students not approved for continuance are no longer in the Teacher Education Program

General Education Comprehensive graduation requirements for all BA degrees

Comprehensive graduation requirements for BM Degrees

Core Music Courses 112, 114, 212, 214
241, 242
• one of: 341, 342, 343, 344, 345
Additional Music Courses 237, 251, 365 • 237, 251, 365
• one of: 222, 223, 313, 314, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345
Additional Music Course by Specialization

 
Vocal
252

220 OR all of 166, 167, 168, 169
287, 364

Vocal
252
253 or 354
220 OR all of 166, 167, 168, 169
287, 364

Instrumental
253

221 AND all of 166, 167, 168, 169
164 or 1 semester of vocal performance study



Instrumental
253
252 or 354
221 AND all of 166, 167, 168, 169
164 or 1 semester of vocal performance study

 

Education Courses 231, 290, 291, 330, 372, 374, 375 OR 376
355, 356
358 (vocal), 359 (instrumental)
Professional Semester Education Courses 381, 382, 385, 389
Other Courses • 0.25 credit course Dance Technique
• any full (or fractional equivalent) course in Art, Dance, or Theater. Music 267, 269 can satisfy this requirement.
Performance Studies: Principal • every semester once admitted to the program (minimum of 6), except professional semester

Each semester prior to and including the semester of application for entrance into the BM Music Education program, .25 each; every semester thereafter, prior to the professional semester, .50 each

Vocal: licensure area must be voice; primary instrument may be piano

Instrumental: principal may be any brass, percussion, string, or woodwind instrument, or piano

Vocal: licensure area must be voice; primary instrument may be piano

Instrumental: licensure area must be a standard orchestra or band instrument; primary instrument may be piano

Instrumental: principal may be any brass, percussion, string or woodwind instrument, or piano
Performance Studies: Secondary

Vocal
2 semesters

 

 

 

Instrumental
2 semesters. 164 may count as the first semester of secondary voice study.

 

 

Vocal
2 semesters

 

 

Instrumental
2 semesters. 164 may count as the first semester of secondary voice study.

 

Exception:
• piano primaries--4 semesters of voice
Exception:
• piano primaries--4 semesters of brass, percussion, string or woodwind study
Exception:
• piano primaries--4 semesters of voice
Exception:
• piano primaries--4 semesters of brass, percussion, string or woodwind study
Keyboard Proficiency Level IV Level IV

Guitar Proficiency

• satisfied in EDUC 356 • satisfied in EDUC 356
Performance (principal instrument/voice)

• 2 solo performances on licensure instrument in official student recitals; one must be in junior or senior year
• 2 small ensemble performances on licensure instrument

• 2 solo performances on licensure instrument in official student recitals; one must be in junior or senior year
•30-minute senior recital on principal instrument/voice
• 2 small ensemble performances on licensure instrument

Official Ensemble Participation • every semester once admitted to a Teacher Education Program
• ensemble must be in band/orchestra for instrumental ed students; must be choir for vocal ed students
In addition:
• instrumental students must participate in a choral ensemble for at least one semester

Concert Attendance (see music handbook) Documented attendance at 60 concerts

S/U Policy

No required course in the major can be taken S/U