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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
MUS 141, 143MUS 111No equivalentSee advising note #2
MUS 142, 144MUS 112No equivalentSee advising note #2
MUS 241, 243MUS 211No equivalentSee advising note #2
MUS 242, 244MUS 212No equivalentSee advising note #2
MUS 356MUS 225No equivalentFor Jazz Studies
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. All students must audition for a place in the Music program. For information on auditions, go to The School of Music's Web site.
2. All transfer of music theory study for music majors is subject to interviews and testing by JMU theory faculty.
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