Music — Teacher Preparation — Grades PK-12 Instrumental (B.A.)
To enable students to meet Virginia requirements for licensure to teach instrumental music in grades K- 12 , while developing individual potentials in musicianship and providing a broad liberal arts education.
To enter this track as a major, the student should demonstrate technical and musical proficiency at an entrance audition. Knowledge of all major and minor scales, a basic understanding of all periods of music literature, and a performance of at least two contrasting selections ( only one of which may be an etude) must be represented at this audition.
All music majors must demonstrate keyboard proficiency through examination and/or coursework before graduation. Those music students who do not have any background in piano will be required to enroll in piano classes until the requirement is fulfilled.
Ensemble must include 1.5 semester hours of MUSP 232 -Marching Band.
The student should select core courses to meet state licensure requirements while fulfilling college graduation requirements.