Music Education emphasis, Associate of Science

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Science degree with an emphasis in Music will be able to:

  • Perform alone or with others while building a varied repertoire of music.
  • Listen to, read, notate, analyze and describe music.
  • Understand music in relationship to history, culture and the other arts.
  • Describe and discuss principles important to education and, specifically, music education.

Program Course Requirements

See the graduation requirements for the Associate of Science degree. For information on the advised sequence of program courses, see the Music Education emphasis, Associate of Science Program Map.

General Education Courses

OSU does not allow students to take courses in their chosen discipline to meet this requirement, except for MUS 108.

COMM 111Public Speaking

3

or

COMM 218Interpersonal Communication

3

ED 216Purpose/Structure/Function

3

MTH 105Math in Society

4

MUS 108Music Cultures of the World

3

PE 231Lifetime Health & Fitness

3

WR 121English Composition

4

Literature & the Arts

3

Physical Sciences

4

Writing/Composition

3

Biological Sciences

4

Biological/Physical Science

4

Social Processes & Institutions

3

Western Culture

3

Total Credit Hours:44

Core Courses

ED 219Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education

3

MUS 103Introduction to Music Education

3

MUS 113Aural Skills I

1

MUS 114Aural Skills II

1

MUS 115Aural Skills III

1

MUS 213Aural Skills IV

1

MUS 214Aural Skills V

1

MUS 215Aural Skills VI

1

MUS 121Literature and Materials of Music I

3

MUS 122Literature and Materials of Music II

3

MUS 123Literature and Materials of Music III

3

MUS 221Literature and Materials of Music IV

3

MUS 222Literature and Materials of Music V

3

MUS 223Literature and Materials of Music VI

3

MUS 131Group Piano I

1

or

MP 171Individual Lessons Piano

1

MUS 132Group Piano II

1

or

MP 171Individual Lessons Piano

1

MUS 133Group Piano III

1

or

MP 171Individual Lessons Piano

1

MUS 231Group Piano IV

1

or

MP 271Individual Lessons Piano

1

MUS 232Group Piano V

1

or

MP 271Individual Lessons Piano

1

MUS 233Group Piano VI

1

or

MP 271Individual Lessons Piano

1

Note: All of the above courses are each offered once a year. Please see an advisor to register for the appropriate course at the appropriate time.

Completion of piano proficiency is required before transferring to a 4-year college/university. See a piano instructor or an advisor for details.

12 Credits of Individual Lessons

Select 12 credits from the following list of courses.

MP 171Individual Lessons Piano

1

MP 271Individual Lessons Piano

1

MP 172Individual Lessons Organ

1 to 2

MP 272Individual Lessons Organ

1 to 2

MP 174Individual Lessons Voice

1 to 2

MP 274Individual Lessons Voice

1 to 2

MP 176Individual Lessons Singer/Songwriter

1to 2

MP 276Individual Lessons Singer/Songwriter

1 to 2

MP 180Individual Lessons in Guitar

1 to 2

MP 280Individual Lessons In Guitar

1 to 2

MP 181Individual Lesson Flute

1 to 2

MP 281Individual Lesson Flute

1 to 2

MP 182Individual Lessons Tuba

1 to 2

MP 282Individual Lessons Tuba

1 to 2

MP 183Individual Lessons Clarinet

1 to 2

MP 283Individual Lessons Clarinet

1 to 2

MP 184Individual Lessons Saxophone

1 to 2

MP 284Individual Lessons Saxophone

1 to 2

MP 185Individual Lessons Bassoon

1 to 2

MP 285Individual Lessons Bassoon

1 to 2

MP 186Individual Lessons Trumpet

1 to 2

MP 286Individual Lessons Trumpet

1 to 2

MP 188Individual Lessons Trombone

1 to 2

MP 288Individual Lessons Trombone

1 to 2

MP 189Individual Lessons Oboe

1 to 2

MP 289Individual Lessons Oboe

1 to 2

MP 191Individual Lessons Percussion

1 to 2

MP 291Individual Lessons Percussion

1 to 2

MP 192Individual Lessons Violin

1 to 2

MP 292Individual Lessons Violin

1 to 2

MP 193Individual Lessons Viola

1 to 2

MP 293Individual Lessons Viola

1 to 2

MP 194Individual Lessons Double Bass

1 to 2

MP 294Individual Lessons Double Bass

1 to 2

MP 195Individual Lessons Cello

1 to 2

MP 295Individual Lessons Cello

1 to 2

Note: Select 1 primary instrument to study while enrolled as a music major. Students cannot take both levels of a single individual lesson course in the same term. Take 6 terms of individual lessons while enrolled as a music major. These lessons are offered as needed, so there may be a term when an instrument is not offered, in that case a suitable substitution will be made available.

6 Credits of Performance Ensemble

Select 6 credits from the following list of courses.

MP 111Small Ensemble

1

MP 211Small Ensemble

1

MP 122Concert Choir

1

MP 222Concert Choir

1

MP 131Chamber Choir

2

MP 231Chamber Choir

2

MP 151Rehearsal and Performance

1

MP 251Rehearsal And Performance

1 TO 3

Note: Students cannot take both levels of a single performance class in the same term. Take at least three terms of ensemble. Most schools will want to see students participate in an ensemble every term of enrollment as a music major. Each level of an ensemble may be taken three times for credit per college guidelines.

Total Credit Hours: 98