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MTD: Bachelor of Music (BM)

Bachelor of Music (BM)

Requirements for all BM degree programs:  All degree candidates are expected to develop piano proficiency; perform in large-ensembles appropriate to applied major (vocal or instrumental); participate in general recitals and performance juries. The senior recital is the capstone requirement for all degree programs. Music therapy majors must also show proficiency on guitar and voice. Students consult with academic advisor to determine specific course of study for degree programs.


BM Music Education

Music education majors are eligible for Pennsylvania teacher certification in music K-12 (vocal/general and instrumental), and for further graduate study. Professional memberships available through the National Association for Music Education (MENC) and the Pennsylvania Music Education Association (PMEA).

Formal application to the Teacher Education Program (sophomore screening process) is made upon completion of 48 credits. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is set by PA Department of Education. Candidates complete 100 hours of assigned fieldwork in observation prior to student teaching. Teacher certification requires completion of student teaching experiences in elementary K-6 and secondary 7-12 placements, and passing of PRAXIS tests. Refer to University education department for all admission and retention criteria.


Post-Baccalaureate Music K-12 Certification

Applicants with bachelor's degree in a related music field (performance, music therapy) may seek initial teacher certification. Minimum required undergraduate GPA of 3.0 set by PA Department of Education. Post-bacc candidates must successfully complete two components: Music Education (II) and Professional Education (III). Applicants with bachelor's degree in a field other than music must complete all three components: Basic musicianship, music education, and professional education.  Course numbers, titles, and credits are listed below.

I. Basic Musicianship/Performance (50 cr.)

MUSC 111A, B Written Theory I 4
MUSC 112A, B Aural Skills I 2
MUSC 115A, B Conducting I 2
MUSC 120A, B Fundamental Vocal Tech 2
MUSC 127A, B Class Piano (where applicable) 4
MUSC 211A, B Written Theory II 2
MUSC 212A, B Aural Skills II 2
MUSC 213A, B Keyboard Harmony 2
MUSC 322, 323 History of Music I, II 6
MUSC 412A Orchestration 2
MUSC 421 Intro to World Music 1
MUSC 419 Conducting II 1
MUSC varies Applied Major 14
MUSC varies Applied Minor 2
MUSC varies Ensemble 4+
MUSC 482 Senior Recital 0

II. Music Education Component (14 cr.)

MUSC 118 Percussion Methods 2
MUSC 215A Violin Methods 2
MUSC 215B Cello/Bass Methods 2
MUSC 303A Woodwinds I (single reed) 1
MUSC 303B Woodwinds II (double reed) 1
MUSC 311B Music in the Elementary School 2
MUSC 312 Music in the Secondary School 2
MUSC 315C Instrumental Lab
0
MUSC 315D High Brass Methods 1
MUSC 315E Low Brass Methods
1

III. Professional Education*

EDUC 000 Field Experience, 100 hrs 0
EDUC 100, 101 Introduction to Education 1
PSY 251 Developmental Psychology 3
EDUC 311 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 411A Effective Instruction K-12
3
EDUC 414 Social Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 442M Student Teaching 9

*Curriculum requirements in this section are subject to change, based on PA state department of education guidelines. PA State regulations require nine (9) credits in Special Education and three (3) credits in ELL for all teacher education programs. ELL requirement fulfilled during student teaching semester. Required courses:
S ED 152 Orientation to Exceptionalities (3); S ED 300 Curriculum Adaptations (3); S ED 367 Behavior & Classroom Management (3); EDUC 561 Methods, Materials, and Assessment of ELL (3).

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BM Music Performance

Music performance majors are prepared for solo and/or ensemble performance, studio teaching, or further graduate study. In addition to a solo recital in senior year, performance majors must present a solo recital in junior year.  Course numbers, titles, and credits are listed below.

I. Major Area (40 cr.)

MUSC varies Applied Major 32
MUSC varies Pedagogy/Literature (applied) 1-4
MUSC varies Ensemble 4+

II. Supportive Music Courses (42 cr.)

MUSC 111A, B Written Theory I 4
MUSC 112A, B Aural Skills I 2
MUSC 115A, B Conducting I 2
MUSC 120A, B Fundamental Vocal Tech 2
MUSC 127A, B Class Piano (where applicable) 4
MUSC 211A, B Written Theory II 2
MUSC 212A, B Aural Skills II 2
MUSC 213A, B Keyboard Harmony 2
MUSC 322, 323 History of Music I, II 6
MUSC 411 Modal Counterpoint 3
MUSC 412A Orchestration 2
MUSC 413 Tonal Counterpoint 3
MUSC 415 Composition 3
MUSC 419 Conducting II 1
MUSC 421 Intro to World Music 1
MUSC varies Elective 3
MUSC 382 Junior Recital 0
MUSC 482 Senior Recital 0

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BM Music Therapy

Music Therapy majors are prepared for a professional career where they may practice using music in therapeutic settings with children, adolescents, and adults with special needs. Following academic studies and required clinical training, candidates are eligible to take the National Board Certification Examination for Music Therapists (CBMT). The credential awarded is Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC).

Pre-internship clinical experiences are contracted with several area facilities serving persons with special needs. At Marywood, students begin pre-internship experiences spring semester of freshmen year. Credentialed music therapists work in diverse settings, such as: community health centers; state and private facilities; psychiatric partial hospitalization day programs, group homes/intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual developmental disabilities; hospitals and allied health rehabilitation centers; day care centers; nursing homes and senior centers; hospice care units; correctional facilities; schools; private practice; consultative work; and/or pursue further graduate study. Professional membership available with the American Music Therapy Association, Inc. (AMTA). 

Candidates must complete a minimum of 1200 hours of clinical training which has two components: the pre-internship and internship.  Course numbers, titles, and credits are listed below.

Pre-internship

  • Practical field experience with at least 3 different populations, taken in conjunction with degree coursework as pre-requisite for internship placement.

Internship

  • Culminating, in-depth, supervised clinical training in an entry level degree program in music therapy. Students may choose from national roster of AMTA-approved internship sites, or the University's affiliated internship programs in collaboration with music therapy advisor.

 

I. Basic Musicianship/Performance (52-54 cr.)

MUSC 111A, B Written Theory I 4
MUSC 112A, B Aural Skills I 2
MUSC 115A, B Conducting I 2
MUSC 118C Percussion Class 2
MUSC 120A, B Fundamental Vocal Tech 2
MUSC 127A, B Class Piano (where applicable) 4
MUSC 211A, B Written Theory II 2
MUSC 212A, B Aural Skills II 2
MUSC 213A, B Keyboard Harmony 2
MUSC 322, 323 History of Music I, II 6
MUSC 376 Recreational Music 2
MUSC 412A Orchestration 2
MUSC varies Applied Major 14
MUSC varies Applied Guitar 2
MUSC varies Ensemble 4-6
MUSC 482 Senior Recital 0

II. Music Therapy Component (19 cr.)

M TH 170A, B Intro to Music Therapy 4
M TH 171 Clinical Experience (20 hrs.) 0
M TH 271A, B Pre-Internship Clinical (40hrs) 0
M TH 271S A, B Pre-Internship Seminar 1
M TH 371A, B Pre-Internship Clinical (50 hrs) 0
M TH 371S A, B Pre-Internship Seminar 1
M TH 372 Psychological Foundations I 2
M TH 373 Psychological Foundations II 2
M TH 377 Piano Improvisation 2
M TH 471A, B Pre-Internship Clinical (50 hrs) 0
M TH 471S A, B Pre-Internship Seminar 1
M TH 474 Music in Therapy 3
M TH 475 Influence of Music on Behavior 3
M TH 480* Internship (1040 hrs) 0

*Student registers for six-month Music Therapy Internship under advisement of program director. Student may choose a National Roster internship (M TH 480/01) or University-sponsored internship (M TH 480/02).

III. Behavioral/Health/Natural Science (15 cr.)*

BIOL 130*
Anatomy and Physiology
3
BIOL 130L Stand-Alone Science Lab 1
P ED 125 Rhythms 2
PSY 211* General Psychology 3
PSY 251 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 431 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 432 Abnormal Behavior in Children and Adolescents 3
S ED 152 Orientation to Exceptionalities 3
S ED 355M, A* Fine Arts for Students with Disabilities (interdisciplinary) 2
SOC 211* Introductory Sociology 3

*BIOL 130; PSY 211; SOC 211 are courses included in liberal arts core requirements

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Degree-Equivalency in Music Therapy Certificate Program

The Equivalency program is regarded as entry level, and student earns undergradute credit for courses. The degree-equivalency is for students who already hold a bachelor's degree in music and seek board certification for professional practice as a music therapist.

This program consists of core music therapy and clinical training requirements, plus courses in related fields (e.g., abnormal psychology). Prior to beginning the program, the program director designs a course of study with the student resulting in entry-level competencies in three areas: musical, clinical, music therapy foundations/principles (AMTA Professional Competencies).

The degree-equivalency program requires a minimum of three semesters (or 1-1/2 years) plus minimum 1200 internship hours. The internship follows completion of the core music therapy course work. Upon successful completion of academic and clinical components, candidates are eligible to take the National Board Certification Examination for Music Therapists (CBMT). The credential awarded is Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC). Professional membership is available with the American Music Therapy Association, Inc. (AMTA).

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