Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Music in Music Education B.M.

Admission Requirements

Entrance to the music education program is a multi-stage process, beginning with application to Rhode Island College through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and simultaneous application for the required entrance audition through the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Once the applicant is admitted to the college and passes the music audition, they matriculate as a “Music Education-Intended Major.”

Students then apply to the Feinstein School of Education (FSEHD) while enrolled in MUSE 212 Introduction to Music Education (usually in the second year at RIC). Once admitted to FSEHD, their academic plan is changed to “Music Education.”

1. Admission to Rhode Island College (www.ric.edu/admissions).

2. Successful audition for entrance as a BM-MusicEd-Intended Major. (The audition should be completed as soon as possible and may precede admission to RIC) (www.ric.edu/mtd/pages/music-auditions.aspx).

3. Admission to FSEHD during the sophomore year, including:

a. FSEHD admission requirements listed at http://bit.ly/FSEHDadmission.

b. Program-specific requirements for Music Education.

i. Applied Music MUS 270-289, 3 semesters (B- or better).

ii. Successful Freshman Applied Proficiency at the end of second semester of applied lessons.

iii. MUS 104 and MUS 105 (B- or better).

iv. Large Ensemble MUS 161-163, 3 semesters (B- or better).

v. MUS 230, MUS 231, MUS 232, MUS 233, MUS 234, MUS 235 (B- or better).

Note: MUS 113 Basic Rhythm is required for students whose rhythm skills are evaluated as needing significant improvement through an online and live assessment before entrance.

Retention Requirements

1. Students must achieve a minimum grade of B- in all MUSE courses.

2. Students must achieve a minimum grade of B- in MUS 104, MUS 105, MUS 106, MUS 107, MUS 110, MUS 111, MUS 112.

3. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all other required MUS courses.

4. Students must pass Freshman Applied Music Proficiency upon completion of the second semester of Applied Music.

Course Requirements

Music Theory

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 230Music Theory I

3

Fall.
MUS 232Music Theory II

3

Spring.
MUS 234Music Theory III

3

Fall.
MUS 236Music Theory IV

3

Spring.

Sight Singing and Ear Training

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 231Sight Singing and Ear Training I

1

Fall.
MUS 233Sight Singing and Ear Training II

1

Spring.
MUS 235Sight Singing and Ear Training III

1

Fall.
MUS 237Sight Singing and Ear Training IV

1

Spring.

Music History and Literature

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 167Music Cultures of Non-Western Worlds

4

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

MUS 167Music Cultures of Non-Western Worlds

4

Fall, Spring.
 

MUS 205Music History and Literature I

3

Fall.
MUS 206Music History and Literature II

3

Spring.
Note: MUS 167/ANTH 167 will count as Arts GenEd course.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 310Medieval and Renaissance Music

3

Spring (even years).
MUS 311Music of the Baroque

3

Fall (even years).
MUS 312Music of the Classical Era

3

Spring (odd years).
MUS 313Music of the Romantic Period

3

Fall (odd years).
MUS 314Twentieth-Century Music

3

Spring (even years).

Class Instruments/Conducting

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 104Class Piano I

1

Fall, Spring.
MUS 105Class Piano II

1

Fall, Spring.
MUS 107Class Voice

1

Spring.
MUS 308Fundamentals of Conducting

2

Fall.

FOUR COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 106Class Strings

1

Spring.
MUS 110Brass Class

1

Fall.
MUS 111Woodwinds Class

1

Spring.
MUS 112Percussion Class

1

Fall.
MUS 210Language Orientation I

1

Fall.
MUS 211Language Orientation II

1

Spring.
Note: MUS 210 and MUS 211: Vocalists only; required for vocalists.

Applied Music

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 492Senior Recital-Music Education

0

Fall, Spring, Summer.

SEVEN SEMESTERS of each of the following groups:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 091Student Recital Series

0

Fall, Spring.
MUS 161-163Large Ensembles

0.5

Fall, Spring.
MUS 270–286 or 288–289Applied Music (in one instrument)

2

Fall, Spring.

ONE SEMESTER in a second major ensemble for .5 credits.

Note: Students must pass Freshman Applied Music Proficiency upon completion of the second semester of Applied Music.

Related Requirements

TWO SEMESTERS of either

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 164-166Chamber Ensembles

1

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

MUS 268Opera Workshop

1

Fall, Spring.

MUS 164-166: Keyboard majors may substitute 1 credit hour of MUS 366 for 1 credit hour of MUS 164.

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 215Introduction to Educational Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 101Introduction to Teaching and Learning

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 246Schooling for Social Justice

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MUSE 212Introduction to Music Education

2

Spring.
MUSE 412General Music Practicum in Music Education

3

Spring.
MUSE 413Secondary Ensemble Practicum in Music Education

3

Fall.
MUSE 424Student Teaching in Music Education

10

Fall, Spring.
MUSE 460Student Teaching Seminar in Music Education

2

Fall, Spring.
SPED 333Introduction to Special Education: Policies/Practices

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 401Introduction to Teaching Emergent Bilinguals

4

Fall, Spring.
Note: CEP 215 will count as Social/Behavioral Sciences GenEd course.

CHOOSE ONE from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 433Special Education: Best Practices and Applications

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 402Applications of Second Language Acquisition

3

Fall, Spring.

Total Credit Hours: 98