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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Music Education Emphasis, B.A.

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B.A. in Music

As a music major, a student concentrates in one of six emphases: performance, performance/musicology, composition, jazz, music technology or music education. These emphases range from 56 to 86 credits. A grade of “C” or better in any course counts toward the major, except where otherwise specified. All music majors, regardless of emphasis, take the following courses:

Select one course: 3 Credits


Students planning graduate work are strongly recommended to complete the study of a language pertinent to their area of research through the 202 level.

Proficiency in Keyboard Skills

All students must pass a proficiency test, at each level, in keyboard skills or take four semesters of keyboard skills classes consisting of:


A grade of “B” or better is required in MUSC 179 . Students will be placed at the appropriate level. [4]

Total: 54 Credits


In addition to the core requirements, students must complete the requirements for one of the following emphases:

Music Education Emphasis

Leading to certification in K-12 music education in either instrumental or choral music.

Select one of the following sequences:


A grade of “B” or better is required for MUSC 179 


Vocalists must register for Camerata and/or Jubilee Singers for at least three semesters.

Students interested in completing certification requirements for music education also must apply for acceptance into the education department and complete coursework in education as required by the state of Maryland. Please see the UMBC Department of Education for details and requirements.

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