The University offers a K-12 program in music education. Upon completion of the program and satisfaction of all program requirements, students graduate with a B.A. degree in music education. Students must first audition for admission to the Music Department, complete 30 semester hours of course work with a minimum of 2.5 GPA, and submit a formal application to the K-12 Music Education Program. Criteria for admission to the music program are listed below. Students in the music education program must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 to continue in the program. Students whose GPA falls below 2.5 will be given a one semester probationary standing. Failing to raise the GPA to the required minimum of 2.5 in the following semester will result in dismissal from the program.
The goal of Ohio Christian University's Music Education Program is to graduate competent, caring, and qualified teachers for public and private schools. The program integrates a Christian worldview and constructivist philosophy of education. Upon graduation, the student should be able to:
- Possess the musical skills and knowledge necessary to serve as a music teacher or in worship arts ministries.
- Be able to articulate a personal philosophy of music education or worship arts ministries.
- Demonstrate a substantial command of the following areas of the music curriculum:
- Music fundamentals
- Melodic and rhythmic dictation and sight singing.
- Music literature
- Functional piano skills
- The ability to perform effectively in a musical ensemble
- Possess the skills and knowledge necessary to continue music studies.
General Education Core = 46 credit hours
Religion Core = 24 credit hours
The Recital Hour will consist of Solo Hour, Faculty-Guest Recitals, and other concerts that will be scheduled periodically throughout the semester. All music majors must complete seven semesters of Recital Hour.
All music majors will be enrolled in the non-credit Recital course each semester. It is offered on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. All music majors must complete seven (7) semesters before graduation.
- MU102 Music Fundamentals
- MU171 Applied Piano
- MU103 Music Theory I
- MU104 Music Theory II
- MU203 Music Theory III
- MU204 Music Theory IV
- MU171 Applied Piano
- MU271 Applied Piano
- MU211 Fundamentals of Conducting
- MU375 Instrumental Conducting
- MU214 Voice Methods
- MU209 Brass Techniques
- MU218 Woodwind Techniques
- MU213 String Techniques
- MU220 Percussion Techniques
- MU477 Instrumental Arranging
- TE100 Integrated Studies for Teachers
- TE203 Study in the Foundations of Teaching
- TE337 Curriculum/Methods-Elementary Music
- TE338 Curriculum/Methods-Secondary Music
- TE347 Educational Technology
- MU499 Recital Capstone Project
- TE499 Clinical Experience
- MU105 Sight-Singing and Ear Training I
- MU106 Sight-Singing and Ear Training II
- MU205 Sight-Singing and Ear Training III
- MU206 Sight-Singing and Ear Training IV