Music Education

Music Education

The value system Siena was trying to teach me I think I has benefited the most. Even though today I am a Chinese American, I will say I am an American now.
Jacob Chi ’85
Professor of music at Colorado State University-Pueblo; Director of the Pueblo Symphony
  • About: Music Education
  • Meet the Faculty
  • Ensembles
  • The Arts Scholarship Days
  • The Spencer Performing Arts Center

 

Students majoring in Music Education will be able to complete their degree in four years. Very few programs are able to offer that. Here at Siena Heights, we have the small, flexible program that is able to do it.

With a theme of “Committed to Excellence,” the SHU Music Department wants its students to receive the background and experience to teach in a variety of fields, including instrumental and chorale.

And the Liberal Arts is infused in what we do in Music Education as well. You’ll get to know the faculty personally, and classes will work together to inform each other. In other words, it’s all one, big four-year classroom.

Call it harmonious. 

BACHELOR OF ARTS

AT A GLANCE

Music Education students at SHU are collegiate members of the National Association for Music Education, Michigan Music Educators Association, and other professional organizations appropriate to their content areas.
Course Type
Required Credit Hours
Course Type COGNATE
Required Credit Hours 5052Credit Hours
Course Type SEQUENCE
Required Credit Hours 18Credit Hours
Course Type CERTIFICATION
Required Credit Hours 3942Credit Hours
Professional Teacher Certification
Course Type LIBERAL ARTS
Required Credit Hours 32Credit Hours
Total for major
139144Credit Hours
Course Name
Course Type
Credit Hours
Course Name Content Area Reading
Course Type CERTIFICATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Culture and Diversity in Schools
Course Type CERTIFICATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Directed Teaching
Course Type CERTIFICATION
Credit Hours 710
Course Name Directed Teaching Seminar
Course Type CERTIFICATION
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Education Practicum
Course Type CERTIFICATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Educational Psychology
Course Type CERTIFICATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Except Child/Youth in Reg Clasrm
Course Type CERTIFICATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Perspectives in American Educ
Course Type CERTIFICATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Principles of Teaching
Course Type CERTIFICATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Secondary Methods
Course Type CERTIFICATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Technology for Educators
Course Type CERTIFICATION
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Chamber Singers
Course Type ENSEMBLE
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Concert Band
Course Type ENSEMBLE
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Jazz Band
Course Type ENSEMBLE
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Marching Band
Course Type ENSEMBLE
Credit Hours 1
Course Name University Chorale
Course Type ENSEMBLE
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Youth Symphony
Course Type ENSEMBLE
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Aural Harmony & Sight Singing I
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Aural Harmony & Sight Singing II
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Aural Harmony/Sight Singing III
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Basic Conducting
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Class Piano for Music Majors I
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Class Piano for Music Majors II
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Class Piano for Music Majors III
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Class Piano for Music Majors IV
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Fundamentals of Music Theory
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name History of Western Music I
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name History of Western Music II
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name History of Western Music III
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Music Technology in Education
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Music Theory I
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Music Theory II
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Music Theory III
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Pedagogy of Music in Elem School
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Pedagogy of Music in Sec School
Course Type REQUIRED REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Associate Professor of Music; Director of Choirs
Music
517-264-7896
Director of University Bands; Assistant Professor of Music
Music
517-264-7898
All Siena students have the option of participating in the following ensembles:

 

Arts Scholarship Days

Siena Heights University conducts Arts Scholarship Days for prospective students.

High school seniors and transfer students who would like to major in music, art or theater or perform in the choir, band, marching band, orchestra or jazz band can schedule an audition or portfolio review and campus visit during Arts Scholarship Days @ Siena. Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students. In addition to their audition or portfolio review, students may have the opportunity to meet with current scholarship recipients over lunch, have an individual meeting with Admissions Counselor and enjoy a campus tour.

Pre-registration is required.

Here is the 2019-20 Schedule:

  • Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Friday, April 17, 2020

 

 

In October 2016, Siena Heights University broke ground on the new Mary and Sash Spencer Performing Arts Center. The existing theater space was renovated for enhanced acoustic performance as to serve the students in our growing music program. A new band room, dance studio and recital rooms helped expand the footprint of the facility by more than 18,000 square feet.

 

 

The new $11 million facility opened in Fall 2018.  

Additional Info

Degree:

  • Bachelor of Arts

Location(s):

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