Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education - General Music Track, B.M.

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Program Requirements

Basic Musicianship Sequence: 29 Credits Required for Bachelor of Music Degrees

Students with a studio emphasis in piano are exempt from the two Keyboard Skills courses, but will take @MUCC 303  regardless of track.


Upper Division Music History or Theory Elective: 3 Credits

Upper Division Music Education Elective: 3 Credits

Required Courses for State Certification: 9 Credits

General Music Track: 60 Credits


Details about specific ensemble requirements can be found in the Crane Student Handbook.

Non-Western/Non-Traditional Music Performance Experience: 1 Credit


  • Students are accepted for admission who demonstrate by audition the potential to accomplish Level A in area of applied study by the end of the fourth semester. If the Level A is not satisfactorily completed by the end of the fourth semester, a change of applied area or curriculum may be recommended.
  • The minimum performance requirement for the major in Music Education is satisfactory completion of Level A and the performance of a 30-minute recital.
  • To enter the Music Education program, SUNY requires entering students have a 3.0 or better GPA coming in. The GPA considered will be the most recent GPA, achieved prior to entering the program. This will either be the overall high school GPA, the overall GPA from another college (two- or four-year) for transfer students, or overall SUNY Potsdam GPA for current SUNY Potsdam students.
  • To remain in the Music Education program, it is necessary to have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 and a 3.0 music GPA.
  • Bachelor of Music majors do not take WAYS 301 in the Pathways general education program.
  • A grade of 2.0 or higher is required in each music course in order for it to count toward a major in music. In courses that are sequential, a grade of 2.0 or higher is required for the student to advance to the next course in the sequence.

Total Credit Hours Required: 123

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