Pre-Teaching Major (B.M.)

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All bachelor of music students are required to give a public performance during their senior year, which fulfills the Discovery Program capstone requirement:

  • For students in the pre-teaching option, a half recital is required.

Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. B.M. in music majors may use MUSI 502 History and Literature of Music (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the Inquiry Discovery category requirement, and MUSI 515 Music in World Cultures (a required core course for the major) to satisfy the World Cultures Discovery category requirement. Additionally, B.M. music education and preteaching majors may use MUSI 501 History and Literature of Music to satisfy the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery category requirement.

The bachelor of music pre-teaching degree is the program of choice for most students seeking a five-year, combined bachelor's and master's degree program that includes certification to teach music in the public schools. Students will complete all of the skill and knowledge content requirements in this undergraduate program leaving a year-long internship and some advanced study in music and education for the fifth year. The B.M. pre-teaching curriculum is the same as the B.M. music education curriculum with the lone exception being the omission of student teaching during the undergraduate years. Therefore, students should enroll as B.M. music education when admitted and change to B.M. pre-teaching in their junior year.

Bachelor of Music Core Curriculum

MUSI 471
MUSI 472
Theory I
and Theory I
MUSI 473
MUSI 474
Ear Training I
and Ear Training I
MUSI 475
MUSI 476
Functional Piano I
and Functional Piano I 1
MUSI 571
MUSI 572
Theory II
and Theory II
MUSI 573
MUSI 574
Ear Training II
and Ear Training II
MUSI 575
MUSI 576
Functional Piano II
and Functional Piano II 1
MUSI 501
MUSI 502
History and Literature of Music
and History and Literature of Music
MUSI 515Music in World Cultures4
MUSI 731Conducting2
Select any course between MUSI 703-MUSI 7153
Select one of the following:3
Analysis: Form and Structure
Analysis: Form and Structure
Select variable credits of MUSI 541-MUSI 564/MUSI 741-MUSI 764 Performance Study (Applied Lessons)Variable
Select variable credits of MUSI 441-MUSI 464 Performing EnsembleVariable
Total Credits38

Students will be given the opportunity to test out of MUSI 475 Functional Piano I-MUSI 476 Functional Piano I and MUSI 575 Functional Piano II-MUSI 576 Functional Piano II.

Bachelor of Music Pre-Teaching Curriculum

Degree program has plan approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.

MUED 741Techniques and Methods in Choral Music2
MUED 745Techniques and Methods in String Instruments2
MUED 747Techniques and Methods in Woodwind Instruments 12-3
MUED 749Techniques and Methods in Brass Instruments2
MUED 751Techniques and Methods in Percussion Instruments2
MUED 755Vocal Pedagogy 21-2
MUED 765Instrumental Music Methods 32
MUED 790Teaching Elementary School Music3
MUED 791Teaching Secondary School Music2
MUSI 520Diction for Singers I 42
MUSI 732Conducting2
MUSI 779Orchestration3
Select 8 credits of the following MUSI 541-MUSI 564/MUSI 741-MUSI 764 Performance Study (Applied Lessons)8
Select 8 credits of the following MUSI 441-MUSI 464 Performing Ensemble 58
EDUC 500Exploring Teaching4
EDUC 700Educational Structure and Change4
EDUC 701Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology4
EDUC 705Contemporary Educational Perspectives4
EDUC 751BEducating Exceptional Learners: Secondary4
Total Credits61-63

 Vocal track students take 2 credits. Instrumental track students take 3 credits.


 Instrumental track students take 1 credit. Vocal track students take 2 credits.


 Required for Instrumental track.


 Required for Vocal track.


Students in the bachelor of music pre-teaching degree program may use a maximum of 8 ensemble credits toward graduation. Of the 8 credits in ensemble performance (MUSI 441 Concert Choir-MUSI 464 Guitar Ensemble) required during the course of study, it is required that at least 4 credits will be from the following: Concert Choir (MUSI 441 Concert Choir), Symphony (MUSI 450 Symphony), Wind Symphony (MUSI 452 Wind Symphony), Symphonic Band (MUSI 453 Symphonic Band), and/or Concert Band (MUSI 451 Concert Band). At least 1 credit of performance in a jazz ensemble (MUSI 460 Jazz Band) and 1 credit of Marching Band (MUSI 454 UNH Marching Band) are highly desirable.