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Music Education, B. of Music

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Orono, ME, United States
This is a four-year professional degree for students who intend to make music a career whether as a public school teacher or supervisor of music. Upon satisfacotry completion of the music education course of study, the student is certified to teach music at both the elementary and secondary levels. 
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Overview

A half hour recital is required in the junior year. All students elect an instrumental concentration or a vocal concentration, however, a double concentration (instrumental/vocal) is available, to be noted on student’s transcript, for B.M. Education majors. All music education students must pass a piano proficiency examination before graduation.  All students in the music education degree must successfully complete a comprehensive methods proficiency exam before the student teaching capstone experience. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Students are strongly encouraged to apply by Dec 1 to guarantee priority consideration for merit scholarship awards and to have their application fee waived. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Education in a Multicultural Society  
  • String Class  
  • Introduction to Music Education  
  • Woodwinds I  
  • History of Western Music I  
  • Collaborative Piano  
  • Recital Laboratory  
  • Applied Music Lessons  
  • Advanced Harmony I  
  • Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training I  
  • Teaching of General Music: Elementary  
  • Instrumental Laboratory  
  • Basic Conducting  
  • Recital Laboratory  
  • Piano Pedagogy  
  • Applied Music Lessons  

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • a completed application (either the Mobile Friendly App or the Common Application)
  • an official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores (waived for transfers with more than 12 completed credits or applicants age 20 and older)
  • official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework
  • an essay
  • a school recommendation (first-year applicants only)
  • an application fee of $40

Tuition Fee

  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 953 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    293 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • International Presidential Scholarship
  • International Flagship Scholarship
  • International Dean’s Scholarship
  • Maine Global Partner Scholarship
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

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