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The Music Education program at Quincy University prepares students to become a music teacher on any level, from Elementary general music to Middle or High School Band or Choir. The majority of the music education courses are taught in area K-12 classrooms so that our students gain hands-on experinece throughout their college experience.

Admission to the University does not constitute entrance into the music program. All students wishing to major in music must audition before members of the music faculty prior to acceptance as a music major.

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Amy K. Stollberg
Music Education Coordinator; Voice Instructor
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Phone: 217-228-5432 ext. 3160

Courses

MED 317 - Elementary School Music
Credit Hours: 2
Methods and procedures for teaching music in the elementary school. Open only to music majors and minors.

MED 319 - String Methods
Credit Hours: 1
Techniques, teaching methods, and materials for string instruments.

MED 320 - Percussion Methods
Credit Hours: 2
Techniques, teaching methods, and materials for percussion instruments. Offered as needed.

MED 321 - Vocal Methods
Credit Hours: 1
Techniques, teaching methods, and materials for vocal instruction.

MED 330 - Introduction to Orchestral Instruments
Credit Hours: 2
Pedagogical knowledge of string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.

MED 341 - Junior and Senior High School Music
Credit Hours: 2
Methods and procedures for teaching music in junior and senior high schools. Open only to music majors.

MED 342 - Marching and Jazz Techniques
Credit Hours: 2
Methods and procedures for teaching marching
and jazz band in the secondary school setting.
Open only to music majors or minors.

MED 343 - Advanced Vocal Pedagogy
Credit Hours: 2
Methods and procedures for teaching advanced vocal skills in the secondary school setting. Includes show choirs, musicals, and vocal jazz. Open only to music majors and minors.

MED 348 - Basic Conducting
Credit Hours: 2
Basic conducting techniques, methods, and materials
general to all music disciplines.

MED 349 - Choral Conducting/Methods
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced conducting techniques, methods, materials, and philosophies specific to choral music. Includes selection and analysis of music, rehearsal and baton techniques, musical interpretation and score reading. For choral music education majors. Offered as needed.

MED 351 - Instrumental Conducting/Methods
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced conducting techniques, methods, materials, and philosophies specific to instrumental music. Includes selection and analysis of music, rehearsal and baton techniques, musical
interpretation and score reading.

MED 412 - Woodwind Methods
Credit Hours: 2
Techniques, teaching methods, and materials for woodwind instruments. Offered as needed.

MED 413 - Brass Methods
Credit Hours: 2
Techniques, teaching methods, and materials for brass instruments. Offered as needed.

MED - 430 Seminar in Music Education
Methods and procedures necessary for every music educator. Includes discussion of teaching techniques, music education philosophy, music advocacy, preparing and maintaining a music budget, music assessment, and other topics. Offered as needed one semester prior to student teaching.

Program Requirements

Music Education

Program Requirements

  1. An audition before the music faculty. All incoming students planning to major in music or music education must complete this audition before being accepted as a Music Major.

  2. All transfer students must take a placement exam in music theory prior to registration.

  3. All music majors must take MUS 117 to fulfill their Fine Arts requirements.

  4. All music majors must enroll in Concert Attendance (MUS 070) every semester until they pass five semesters.

  5. All music majors must take Keyboard Harmony their first semester at Quincy University.

  6. All music majors must take applied piano every semester until they complete piano proficiency.

  7. All music majors must complete the Sophomore Proficiency process with a passing grade before being admitted to upper level courses in the major.

  8. A minimum grade of C- is required in all major courses to count toward the major or minor. A minimum 2.0 cumulative average in the major or minor is required.

  9. Supplementary information about program requirements is contained in the Music Program Handbook for Students, which can be obtained from music advisors.

Bachelor of Arts in Music
(Concentration in Instrumental or Vocal Music)

  1. General requirements for baccalaureate degree.

  2. 14 credit hours of applied music lessons on one instrument or voice (major).

  3. 20 credit hours of music courses, including: MUS 113-114, 115-116, 213-214, and 311-312.

  4. Vocal Recital Seminar (MUS 332) is required of all those whose major performing medium is voice.

  5. Required performances: Recitals during junior and senior years in the major applied field. Six additional public performances as a soloist in faculty approved concerts.

  6. Attendance at designated recitals and concerts at the University or in the community.

  7. Those whose major performing medium is voice must take MUS 219-220. Those whose major performing medium is voice must take MUS 219-220.

  8. Music ensembles.
    Instrumental Concentration:

      8 credit hours Symphonic Band
      2 credit hours Concert Choir

    Vocal Concentration:

      8 credit hours Concert Choir

  9. The senior recital and recital paper constitute the required comprehensive experience.

Bachelor of Science in Music Education
(Concentration in Instrumental Music)

  1. General requirements for baccalaureate degree.

  2. 14 credit hours of applied music lessons on one instrument (major).

  3. 20 credit hours of music courses, including: MUS 113-114, 115-116, 213-214, 311-312.

  4. 13 credit hours of music education courses, including: MED 317, 320, 341, 351, 412, 413.

  5. MED 330 Introduction to Orchestral Instruments (.5 credit).

  6. 7 credit hours in Symphonic Band, 2 semester hours in Concert Choir.

  7. Professional courses for state certification.

  8. Required performances: Recital during senior year in the major applied field. Six additional public performances as a soloist in faculty approved concerts.

  9. The senior recital and recital paper constitute the required comprehensive experience.

  10. A prerequisite for all music education courses (MED) is acceptance into the teacher education program.

  11. Student membership in MENC is required of all music education majors.

Bachelor of Science in Music Education
(Concentration in Vocal Music)

  1. General requirements for baccalaureate degree.

  2. 14 credit hours of applied music lessons in voice (major).

  3. 25 credit hours of music courses, including: MUS 113-114; 115-116, 213-214, 219-220, 311-312, and 332.

  4. 9 credit hours of music education courses, including: MED 317, 330, 341, 349. 

  5. 7 credit hours in Concert Choir.

  6. Professional courses for state certification (See Curriculum Requirements).

  7. Required performances: Recital during senior year in the major applied field. Six additional public performances as a soloist in faculty approved concerts.

  8. The senior recital and recital paper constitute the required comprehensive experience.

  9. A prerequisite for all music education courses (MED) is acceptance into the teacher education program.

  10. Student membership in MENC is required of all music education majors.

Requirements for a Minor:
The music minor consists of 18/19 hours plus ensemble participation.

  1. Required foundation courses: MUS 113-114 Music Theory I and II; MUS 115-116 Sight Singing and Ear Training I and II; MUS 117 Exploring Music; and two credit hours of Applied Music.

  2. Following completion of foundation courses, student must choose one of the following areas of concentration: Music Theory, Music History, Music Performance, or Music Education. A total of five or six credit hours in one of these areas will complete the Minor. Suggested courses for each area:

      Music Theory:

        MUS 213-215 Music Theory III and IV - 6 hrs.

      Music History:

        MUS 311-312 Music History I and II - 6 hrs.

      Music Performance:

        Applied Music (usually one credit per semester; students will perform on department convocations) - 5/6 hrs.

      Music Education:

        MED 317 Elementary School Music - 2 hrs.
        MED 341 Junior and Senior High School Music - 2 hrs.
        MED 320 Percussion Methods - 2 hrs.
        MED 349 Choral Methods - 3 hrs.
        MED 351 Instrumental Methods - 3 hrs.
        MED 412 Woodwind Methods - 2 hrs.
        MED 413 Brass Methods - 2 hrs.
        MED 330 Intro to Orchestral Instruments - 2 hrs.

  3. Students are expected to perform in an ensemble for a minimum of four semesters. Students with an area of concentration in Music Performance must perform in one ensemble each semester for a total of eight semesters.

  4. Each student pursuing a Minor in Music must have an advisor from the Music faculty.

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