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General Studies: Elementary Education Stream

This curriculum is a preparation for studies in education leading to certification as a teacher in BC elementary schools. It is intended to develop relevant skills in music performance along with a broad knowledge of musical styles. Students who successfully complete this program will have the prerequisites for admission to the Elementary Teaching Program in the Faculty of Education.


Program requirements for the Bachelor of Music in General Studies: Elementary Education Stream include:
Core B.Mus. Requirements in Music History, Musicianship, Music Theory, and Music Technology (34 credits)
For specific requirements, see Bachelor of Music, Degree Requirements.
Music Performance (16 credits)
MUSC_V 1824
MUSC_V 2824
MUSC_V 3824
MUSC_V 4824
The concentration instrument is usually the one on which the student is most competent, and on which the student auditioned to enter the School.
Secondary Performance (4 credits)
MUSC_V 141 or 171A2
MUSC_V 241 or 2712
Secondary-level lessons in piano, if needed; see Minimum Requirements in Piano.
Large Ensembles (12-16 credits)
Large ensemble3-4
Large ensemble3-4
Large ensemble3-4
Large ensemble3-4
Students take four 3- or 4-credit large ensembles, one in each year they take private lessons. The large ensembles chosen are normally those most appropriate to the student's concentration instrument, although substitutions may be allowed by the ensemble directors.
For orchestral instrument concentrators, one of the four required large ensembles must be a choir (MUSC_V 153 or 154), and the remaining three will be large instrumental ensemble (MUSC_V 150).
Music Electives
Music electives6
Of the 6 required music elective credits, at least 3 must be in history, theory, ethnomusicology, orchestration, or composition. At most 2 credits of small ensemble may be elected.
Additional Music Requirements (12 credits)
MUSC_V 1312
MUSC_V 3112
MUSC_V 3122
MUSC_V 3132
Two of MUSC_V 102, 112, 1224
Students are required to take MUSC_V 131 if they have had no previous vocal instruction. Voice concentrators and secondaries will take 2 additional credits of music elective instead of MUSC_V 131.
Other Course Requirements 
Writing Requirement (WRDS_V 150 or ENGL_V 100)3
Literature Requirement3
Non-Music Electives27
The non-music electives should be chosen to satisfy the admissions requirements of the Elementary Teaching Program of the Faculty of Education.
Music Education Electives 
Music Education electives6
Students should consult with Music Education faculty to determine which courses are most suitable as electives.

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