Students majoring in Music Education will be able to complete their degree in four years. Very few programs are able to offer that. Here at Siena Heights, we have the small, flexible program that is able to do it.

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MUSIC PROGRAMS AT SIENA

Our faculty consist of teacher/musicians who have practical, relevant experience in music education from pre-kindergarten to post graduate. As lifelong learners, our professors and instructors seek to instill a passion for not only making music, but teaching it as well. Education permeates every aspect of music instruction at SHU, and Music students graduate with necessary skills to become not only effective teachers, but also leaders in their field.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC

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ABOUT

Our faculty consist of teacher/musicians who have practical, relevant experience in music education from pre-kindergarten to post graduate. As lifelong learners, our professors and instructors seek to instill a passion for not only making music, but teaching it as well. Education permeates every aspect of music instruction at SHU, and Music students graduate with necessary skills to become not only effective teachers, but also leaders in their field.

The strong relationship between the Division of Education and the Department of Music at Siena Heights University shows the unique emphasis placed on a shared vision of Music that is a source of pride to students, faculty, and alumni. This commitment is exemplified through effective and inspirational teaching by outstanding faculty both in the Department of Music and the Division of Education, and as an accredited program through the Higher Learning Commission and Michigan Department of Education.

 

As such, Music students at Siena Heights University have the potential to become outstanding K-12 music teachers, at the state and national levels. This is accomplished through individualized attention in more personal settings, while not compromising quality or experience.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 120

Liberal Arts: 32

General Electives: 30

Major Required: 58-60

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (46-48 Credit Hours)

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

(Choose either of the following)

     Voice Concentration: 12 Credit hours

     Instrumental Concentration: 12 Credit Hours

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • All music majors must earn a “C” or better in all required music courses and must maintain a cumulative 2.5 g.p.a. in required courses for the major.

  • All music majors are required to attend recitals and concerts sponsored by the Music Department.

  • Incoming Music Majors must take a Theory Placement Exam. Students who pass the exam with a score above 80% may receive credit for Fundamentals of Music Theory (MMM 110 ) and take Music Theory 1 (MMM 170 ).

  • Incoming Music Majors may take the Piano Proficiency exam and opt out of 1 level of the piano class.

  • All students must pass the Piano Proficiency exam or he/she must continue to study piano until the appropriate level of proficiency is reached.

  • At least one credit hour in approved music ensemble must be taken each session for eight sessions. Ensembles will be assigned by the Music Department.

  • All music majors will have a formal critique with the entire music faculty at the end of each session, in conjunction with applied lessons on their primary instrument. A written copy of the jury assessment will be given to the student and a copy of the report will be kept in the student’s file.

  • All music majors will be required to register each session for MMM 109 Recital Seminar. This course will satisfy departmental requirements for recital performances and content area instruction not covered in major classes. This is a zero credit course.

BA IN MUSIC