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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of  Music
July 23, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Bachelor of Music: Music Education

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For students wishing to pursue a career in teaching music at the elementary or secondary level, the Music Education program combines the core Music credits of the BMus program with instruction in conducting, instrumental and choral techniques, and methods, materials, and philosophy of music education, and allows for study of a second teaching subject. Music Education courses are taught by distinguished and experienced music specialists and in-school educators. Students have opportunities to gain in-school experience through volunteering in local schools. Laurier has a student chapter of the Ontario Music Educators' Association.

Music Education Faculty

Dr. Lee Willingham

SAMPLE PROGRAM Music Education Program
This is one of several possible program outlines for a trumpet major who wants to teach secondary school music with geography as the second teachable subject.

Year I Year II Year III Year IV
Trumpet Trumpet Trumpet Trumpet
Wind Ensemble Wind Ensemble Orchestra Orchestra
Theory I, II Theory III, IV Orchestration Music from 1900 to 1945
Music History I Music History II, III Studies in Classical Music Music Since 1945
Musical Skills I, II Musical Skills III, IV Contemporary Musicianship Voice Techniques
Introduction to Geography Violin Techniques Percussion Techniques Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone Techniques
Strategies of Writing Physical Geography Conducting I, II Seminar in Secondary Music Education

Cultural and Historical Geography Asia

Cartography I Africa