Associate of Arts (A.A.)

Teaching, Music EC-12

Teacher and K-12 students playing instruments.
Teaching, Music, Early Childhood through 12th

John Freyermuth
Chair of Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts Department
Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center Building, Office 137 D
(409) 984-6520
freyermuthje@lamarpa.edu
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Program Description

The Teaching Music EC 12 curriculum is the first two years of a track designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree and be certified to teach music in the public schools. The degree was developed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and serves as a guide for colleges and universities in structuring the first two years of a curriculum for music education majors. 

 
Associate of Arts Teaching, Music, EC-12 Degree Plan
Course Number Title SCH
Core Curriculum Courses 42
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations 3
MUSI Courses 15
  Total Hours 60


Contact

John Freyermuth Department Chair 409-984-6520 freyermuthje@lamarpa.edu


MUSI Course Descriptions

MUSI 1181 Piano Class I -- 3 hours
Class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students.

MUSI 1182 Piano Class II -- 3 hours
Further class instruction in the fundamentals of keyboard technique for beginning piano students.
Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1181.

MUSI 1183 Voice Class Instruction I -- 3 hours
Class instruction in the fundamentals of singing including breathing, tone production, and diction. Designed for students with little or no previous voice training. Open to non-music majors.
 
MUSI 1301 Fundamentals of Music I -- 3 hours
Introduction to the basic elements of music theory for non-music majors: scales, intervals, keys, triads, elementary ear training, keyboard harmony, notation, meter, and rhythm which promotes the appreciation of cultural expressions. (Does not apply to a music major degree.)
 
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation -- 3 hours
Understanding music through the study of cultural periods, major composers, and musical elements. Illustrated with audio recordings and live performances.

MUSI 1310 American Music -- 3 hours
General survey of various styles of music in America. Topics may include jazz, ragtime, folk, rock, and contemporary art music which promotes the appreciation of cultural expressions.