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Engage Students with Music

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree at the University of Missouri - St. Louis balances performing, academic, educational and technological aspects of music to prepare 21st century teachers.

Students work with dynamic music education faculty and professional musicians drawn from the St. Louis area including members of the St. Louis Symphony and the Arianna String Quartet. Their goals: to engage, to inspire, to challenge.

UMSL is a large, urban research university with active education and community partnerships including the E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Theatre Saint Louis. These partnerships allow students to become part of the educational fabric of St. Louis well before graduation.

The UMSL Department of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Bachelor of Music Education (BM Ed)

Program Coordinator:

Julie Beauregard, PhD

304 Music Building
p: (314) 516-4235

In addition to the requirement for a successful audition on their primary instrument, piano and guitar students applying for the BM: Music Education program must also successfully audition for the full participation in (1)  Applied Music (seven hours) and University Singers (for those seeking vocal/choral certification), or (2) Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, or Orchestra (for those seeking instrumental certification).

In addition to the required music core curriculum, candidates must complete the following:

Other General Education Requirements 1
All B.M. in Music Education majors must meet the university and college general education requirements.
GPA Requirement
Students enrolled in B.M. in music education must maintain minimum GPAs (2.75 cumulative; 3.0 music; and 3.0 professional education).
Proficiency Exam
Students working toward certification in choral/vocal or instrumental music K-12 are required to pass a keyboard proficiency examination before admission to student teaching in music, usually before or during the sixth semester of their program.
Instrumental Track
AP MUS 1410 - 34597
One hour every semester in progress toward degree with a minimum of 7 credit hours
EN PER 1500University Orchestra (MOTR PERF 102O) 14
or EN PER 1520 University Symphonic Band (MOTR PERF 102B)
or EN PER 1530 University Wind Ensemble
MUS ED 3570Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Elementary and Secondary General Music 23
MUS ED 3680Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Instrumental Music 23
PDGOGY 1250Brass Techniques2
PDGOGY 1260Woodwind Techniques2
PDGOGY 1270String Techniques2
PDGOGY 1280Percussion Instrumental Techniques2
PRACTM 2610Instrumental Literature Laboratory1
PRACTM 3521Conducting II - Instrumental2
Total Hours28
Vocal Track 1
AP MUS 1410 - 34597
One hour every semester in progress toward degree with a minimum of 7 credit hours
EN PER 1410The University Singers (MOTR PERF 102C) 24
MUS ED 3570Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Elementary and Secondary General Music 33
MUS ED 3710Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Choral Music 33
PRACTM 1250Singer's Diction: English, Italian and German1
PRACTM 1260Singer's Diction: Latin, French, and Spanish1
PRACTM 3522Conducting II - Choral2
PRACTM 2611Choral Literature Laboratory1
THRY COM 3420Choral Arranging2
Total Hours24

Professional Education and Student Teaching

Level I: Exploring Education as a Profession
TCH ED 2000Becoming a Professional Educator1
TCH ED 2209Foundations of Teaching in American Schools2
ED PSY 2212Child and Adolescent Development3
Level II: Teaching and Learning Across Context and Clinical Experiences
ED PSY 3312Psychology of Learning, Instruction, and Assessment3
SPEC ED 3318Inclusive Classrooms3
TCH ED 4391Literacy for Adolescent Learners in Content Areas3
SEC ED 4992Practicum I: Site-Based Experience in Music3
Level III: Synthesizing Theory and Practice in Education
SEC ED 4993Practicum II: 12-Week Site-Based Experience in Music9
SEC ED 4994Practicum II: 4-Week Site-Based Experience in Music3
Total Hours30
Slide 1 Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48 Tchaikovsky
Final student performance of the Arianna Chamber Music Festival 2012. This festival is open to students ages 14-22 years of age.
Slide 2 Robert Hardcastle, a student in Professor Kurt Baldwin's Performance Outreach class visits the University Child Development Center.
Slide 3 Arianna String Quartet violist Joanna Mendoza leads a master class with music students from Edwardsville (Ill.) High School. The violist in the high school quintet facing the camera is Brandon Ansboro. (Photo by August Jennewein)
Slide 4 Ashley Dickson, a student in Professor Kurt Baldwin's Performance Outreach class visits the University Child Development Center.
Slide 5 James Richards, interim dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at UMSL, is one of several guest faculty members that will work with area students during the Des Lee High School Music Festival. (Photo by August Jennewein)
Slide 6 Jim Henry, director of choral studies at UMSL, leads the Ambassadors of Harmony at a performance at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. Henry was selected by the International Leadership Network to receive the 2011 Dare to Lead Award.
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Gail Fleming, Ed.D.
Associate Teaching Professor

Gail H Fleming, EdD, is an associate professor of music education at UMSL. She engages in placing, observing, and assessing Practicum students.
Certifications:
DESE Music (Grades K-12) Certification
The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for teacher certification in K-12 Music Education, Instrumental and Vocal, at the completion of this program if you have met all state requirements.