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Bachelor of Music Education in Music

Audree NarkawiczPictured | Audree Narkawicz | Bachelor of Music Education, Instrumental | South Bend, Indiana (hometown)
Student Government Association | Senator
Volunteer Activity | Peer Mentor, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
Club Affiliation | National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Bachelor of Music Education in Music with a Concentration in Instrumental

The Bachelor of Music Education (BME) is a professional undergraduate degree that offers rigorous music training, a solid foundation in general education, and meets the licensing requirements of the Indiana Department of Education.

Academic Advising

The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors each semester prior to registration. Advising holds are placed on all Music students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. Students with a declared major in Music are advised by Music faculty. Additionally, you may have a secondary advisor if you have also declared a minor, although a minor is not required for a degree in the Music Arts department. You can verify your assigned advisor in the student center in One.IU.

Degree Requirements (121 cr.)

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Students receiving the Bachelor of Music Education Instrumental Concentration degree must complete 121 total credit hours including:

  • EDUC-F 201 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Laboratory Experience (2 cr.); AND
    EDUC-F 202 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Field Experience (1 cr.)
    Fulfills the Fundamental Literacies: Oral Communication requirement
  • ENG-W 270 Argumentative Writing
    Fulfills the Fundamental Literacies: Critical Thinking requirement
  • EDUC-P 250 General Educational Psychology
    Fulfills the Common Core: Human Behavior and Social Institutions requirement
  • MUS-M 375 Survey of Ethnic and Popular Musics of the World
    Fulfills the Contemporary Social Values: Global Cultures requirement
  • EDUC-H 340 Education in American Culture
    Fulfills the Contemporary Social Values: Diversity in United States Society requirement
  • EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education
    Fulfills the Extended Literacies: Computer Literacy requirement
  • MUS-M 201 The Literature of Music 1
    Fulfills the Additional Requirements: Information Literacy requirement

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300– or 400–level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C– or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.
  • For more information on Indiana Praxis Assessment exams, visit
  • Students must successfully pass the appropriate Indiana Praxis Pedagogy and Content Area Assessments prior to graduation.
  • Instrumental concentration students who would also like to pursue the choral concentration must fulfill the choral concentration requirement and complete two semester of MUS-V 200 for 1 cr. each semester.
  • An overall GPA of 2.75 and completion of a basic skills examination is required for admission into the Teacher Education Program and for student teaching. All courses with a grade of C- or lower must be retaken.
  • All courses are 3 credits hours, unless otherwise noted.

Major Requirements (88 cr.)

Education Requirements (21 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 420 Student Teaching Seminar (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 464 Methods of Teaching Reading
  • EDUC-M 482 Student Teaching All Grades Music (10 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 407 Psychological Measurement in the Schools
  • EDUC-P 475 Adolescent Development and Classroom Management

Music Education Requirements (8 cr.)

Each of the following groupings are to be taken concurrently.

  • MUS-M 216 Music Education Lab/Field Experience (0 cr.)
  • MUS-M 236 Introduction to Music Education K-12 (2 cr.)
  • MUS-M 317 Lab/Field Experience
    VT: Music Education Lab/Field Experience (0 cr.)
  • MUS-M 337 Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Music (2 cr.)
  • MUS-M 318 Lab/Field Experience
    VT: Music Education Lab/Field Experience (0 cr.)
  • MUS-M 338 Methods and Materials for Teaching Choral Music (2 cr.)
  • MUS-M 319 Lab/Field Experience
    VT: Music Education Lab/Field Experience (0 cr.)
  • MUS-M 339 General Music Methods K-8 (2 cr.)

Technique (10 cr.)
  • MUS-G 261 String Class Techniques 1 (1 cr.)
  • MUS-G 281 Brass Instrument Techniques (1 cr.)
  • MUS-G 337 Woodwind Techniques (1 cr.)
  • MUS-G 338 Percussion Techniques (1 cr.)
  • MUS-G 370 Techniques for Conducting (2 cr.)
  • MUS-G 373 Instrumental Conducting (2 cr.)
  • MUS-K 312 Arranging for Instrumental and Vocal Groups (2 cr.)

Music Requirements (47 cr.)
Core Musicianship (25 cr.)
  • MUS-M 201 The Literature of Music 1
    Fulfills Additional Requrirements: Information Literacy
  • MUS-M 202 The Literature of Music 2
  • MUS-T 113 Music Theory I
  • MUS-T 114 Music Theory II
  • MUS-T 115 Sightsinging and Aural Perception I (1 cr.)
  • MUS-T 116 Sightsinging and Aural Perception II (1 cr.)
  • MUS-T 120 Computer Skills for Musicians
  • MUS-T 213 Music Theory III
  • MUS-T 214 Music Theory IV
  • MUS-T 215 Sightsinging and Aural Perception III (1 cr.)
  • MUS-T 216 Sightsinging and Aural Perception IV (1 cr.)

Piano Proficiency (4 cr.)

Option 1

  • MUS-P 101 Piano Class 1 (1 cr.)
  • MUS-P 102 Piano Class 2 (1 cr.)
  • MUS-P 103 Piano Class 3 (1 cr.)
  • MUS-P 104 Piano Class 4 (1 cr.)
  • MUS-P 105 Keyboard Proficiency (0 cr.)

Option 2 when piano is primary instrument

  • MUS-P 105 Keyboard Proficiency (0 cr.)
  • Secondary Instrument at 200 level (2 cr.) (two semesters)

Applied Music (7 cr.)
  • MUS-_ 300 Principal Instrument (1 cr.) (every semester except when student teaching)

Ensemble (8 cr.)

Select one of the following for each semester except when student teaching. BME Instrumental Majors need to enroll in MUS-X 070 University Choral Ensembles for at least one semester (1cr.), ideally before taking the choral methods course. This would need to be taken concurrently with the instrumental ensemble.

  • MUS-X 040 University Instrumental Ensembles (1 cr.)
  • MUS-X 070 University Choral Ensembles (1 cr.)
  • MUS-X 350 Jazz Ensembles (1 cr.)

Instrumental Concentration (3 cr.)
  • MUS-F 466 Techniques in Marching Bands (2 cr.)
  • MUS-V 201 Voice Class (1 cr.)

Other Music Requirements (2 cr.)
  • MUS-I 100 Cultural Events Attendance (0 cr.)
    Every semester of enrollment except the final Spring semester of student teaching
  • MUS-U 310 Performance Laboratory (0 cr.)
    Every semester of enrollment except the final Spring semester of student teaching
  • MUS-X 296 Applied Music Upper-Divisional Jury Examination (0 cr.)
  • Music Elective (2 cr.)
    This may be one, 2 credit course (such as an extra methods course), or two 1-credit courses, such as applied lessons or chamber music.

Additional Music Requirements (0 cr.)
  • MUS-I 311 BS/BME/BM Jazz Senior Recital (0 cr.)
  • MUS-X 297 Music Education Upper-Divisional Skills Examination (0 cr.)

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