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Music Education Concentration

The Music Education concentration is designed to provide foundational training and experiences for prospective music teachers, and prepare them to begin graduate studies leading to certification as a public school music teacher.

The Music & Performing Arts Program and the University’s School of Education offer the appropriate master’s degree (M.S.) which leads to initial teaching certification in music. The B.M. in Music Education is designed to work in conjunction with UB’s master’s program in Music Education. Qualified seniors in the undergraduate concentration receive preferred consideration for admission to the graduate program. Students can complete their BM and MS in five consecutive years, with an additional semester for clinical practice (student teaching). Graduates of this program enjoy a competitive job placement rate and have built careers as exemplary music teachers throughout the state and region.

The Music Education concentration consists of 38 credits designed to develop the following competencies, drawn from the following:

  • Private lessons on the major instrument in each subsequent semester of residence.
  • Performing in one or more ensembles in each subsequent semester of residence.
  • Piano Skills: MUSC 256: Fundamentals of Piano II (3 cr.) or APM 100 (1 or 2 cr.)
  • Observing K12 Music Education: MSED 240, Field Experience in Music Education (1 cr.)
  • Psychology: Introduction (PSYC 103) and Developmental Psychology.
  • Singing: MSED 320, Group Instruction in Voice (3) or APM 100, Private Instr. (1-2 cr.)
  • Secondary Instruments: MSED 321-326 (3 cr. each) or APM 100, Private Instr. (1-2 cr.)
  • Ensemble Leadership: MSED 311, 331, 332 (3 cr. each), 341, 342 (1 cr. each).
  • Elementary Methods: MSED 343, Music Content for Elementary Schools (3 cr.)
  • Improvisation: MUSC 208A & B: Jazz Improvisation & Repertoire I & II (3 cr. each)
  • Technology: MUSC 137-138.
  • Songwriting: MUSC 213-214.
  • Technical Theater: THA 115 & 120: Stagecraft I & II
  • Additional coursework in music, psychology, and theater, as appropriate.

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Mar
3
Sat
Vive la France! Concert with UB & GBS @ The Klein Memorial Auditorium
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Allons enfants de la patrie, Le jour de gloire est le 3 mars!

GBS begins its first concert of 2018 with La Marseillaise, and we’ll marchons, marchons from there!

Guest performers abound at this concert of thrilling music.  Pianist Andrew Armstrong will headline with a rich rendition of the Emperor Concerto (Piano Concerto No. 5), one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works.  You may ask, “Isn’t Beethoven German?  What’s he doing in a French concert?” The story goes that this heroic composition was written to honor the new emperor Napoleon, but later in life Beethoven soured on Napoleon, and denied that he’d dedicated the piece to him — all part of the turbulent history of French politics, and politics across Europe in the early 1800s.

The program then looks at the music of two French composers, whose work represents the flowering of the arts later in the 1800s, in very different ways.  Gabriel  Fauré’ s haunting, lyrical Requiem will be presented with a wealth of local talent:  the Fairfield County Children’s Choir and the University of Bridgeport’s University Singers will join baritone Thomas Woodman (of Fairfield).  The concert concludes with selections from Georges Bizet’s most famous work Carmen, whose dramatic themes are  virtually a byword for opera.

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Apr
13
Fri
Home on the Morning Train – Evening Performance @ Mertens Theater
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by University of Bridgeport’s Music and Performing Arts Program and the UB Dramatic Society

Join us for a production of  Home on the Morning Train, by Kim Hines.

Two performance times:  Friday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, 2:00 p.m.
Admission:
$10; $5 students and senior citizens

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Apr
14
Sat
Home on the Morning Train – Afternoon Performance @ Mertens Theater
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by University of Bridgeport’s Music and Performing Arts Program and the UB Dramatic Society

Join us for a production of  Home on the Morning Train, by Kom Hines.

Two performance times:  Friday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, 2:00 p.m.
Admission:
$10; $5 students and senior citizens

Click here to learn more about UB’s 2017–2018 Performance Season!

Apr
25
Wed
Spring Instrumental Concert @ Mertens Theater
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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