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Music (B.M)

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Concentrations: Performance, Composition, Music Industry, Music Education, Music Theatre, and Jazz Studies

Major requirements and their VCCS equivalents (and RBC equivalents if applicable)

JMU CourseVCCS CourseRBC CourseNotes
PSYC 160PSY 230 or 231 and 232PSY 250Required for students pursuing teacher licensure.
EDUC 300EDU 200No equivalentRequired for students pursuing teacher licensure.

Advising Notes

1. Very few courses transfer from the community college level into the Music program. See the VCCS transfer guide for more information.
2. All students must audition for a place in the Music program. For information on auditions, go to The School of Music's Web site.
3. Music Education: The Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education is designed primarily for those preparing to teach vocal or instrumental music in public schools. In addition to the School of Music requirements, students seeking a degree in music education must meet all the criteria for admission to the teacher education program and complete the professional education sequence for teaching licensure.

For more information:

Major Snapshot
The School of Music
Admission to Teacher Education  
VCCS Transfer Guide/Music
Career Guide to JMU Majors: Music
JMU Major Guides for Virginia Community College Students